Here is my take on Stretta’s monome patch fourths. The basic ideas are still the same, i.e. moving vertically on the grid will cause the midi notes to increase or decrease chromatically and moving horizontally will cause the midi note to increase or decrease by a predetermined interval. Stretta’s monome program Fourths only gave you the chromatic scale and perfect fourth for your intervals. In Intervals you can now choose between major 2nd, minor 3rd, major 3rd, perfect 4th, Augmented 4th, perfect 5th, minor 6th, and major 6th. Here is a video of me demonstrating the application. Again this version is only for Windows, but I will get the OSX apps up when I have a chance to build it on a Mac. For monome users I have provided the original Max/MSP file.
This is my build of Stretta’s monome software Fourths for the Novation Launchpad. A pretty simple program for sending midi note information to your favorite DAW’s and synths. Here is a video of Stretta demonstrating Fourths on the monome.
This build was a special request. Here is Press Cafe running with nonome on the Novation Launchpad for Windows. Once again much respect goes out to Stretta for all his great monome patches. I did this build really quickly so I did not have a lot of time to play around with Press Cafe. More information on Press Cafe can be found at Stretta’s site here. Once I have more time to play around with this patch I will get a video up of it running. Big ups to Chris in Illinois for the request, and if anyone else wants to see a special build let me know – firstname.lastname@example.org. Please be patient as I a currently busy with studio production work and end of the year gigs.
Download Press Cafe for the Launchpad for Windows
Here is my next launchpad build this time featuring Polygome by Stretta. Further documentation about Polygome can be found here. Once again I am using Piclae’s version of nonome. This is also nonome version 1.13a, in this version Piclae made some great upgrades to the program. You can now pick the led color on the launchpad and has also added a backround image. Check out his blog here. Right now I only have a Windows .exe of the software, but I should have an OSX .app up in the next couple days. Here is a video of Polygome64 running on the Novation Launchpad.
The Novation Launchpad Ableton controller was released the other day, and I decided to pick one up. I got the chance to play with it at work before I bought one, and it is a good controller with small desk footprint. It connected to Ableton Live 8.0.8 with no issues at all. This controller is great for live performance with Ableton Live, while the Akai APC40, another similar Ableton Live controller, is better suited in the studio. Triggering clips is easy and fun with the Lauchpad, but I don’t like having to go to the mixer screen everytime i need to stop a track. The volume control is not the best either, the button control causes the volume to move in steps instead of a linear motion. The best part of this controller is the ability to program it in different ways. With the right emulation program the Launchpad is able to emulate the monome. Piclae created a version of nonome for the novation launchpad.
Piclae provides the Max5 code for his copy of nonome and a monome program call mlr also written in Max5. I took the two separate codes and brought them together in one code, and built it as an .exe program for Windows. Here is a video of me running the mlr software on the Launchpad.