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Launchpad + Raspberry Pi

January 20th, 2013 3 comments

Hi there. I got Novation Launchpad connected with the Raspberry Pi running the Raspbian installation and talking with Pure Data.

I wanted to be able to load PD patches on the Pi, let it run under the hood of the launchpad and output custom midi.

 

 

 

 

 

These were the steps I took:

1. Installed raspbian on the sd card and got the pi booted up. If you are having trouble check out the Raspbian FAQ

2. Got PureData installed and got PD talking with alsa.

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install puredata

3. Got dependancies and configured the launchpad executable driver “launchpadd” on the pi.

$ sudo apt-get install libusb-1.0-0-dev
$ sudo apt-get install automake

$ autoreconf -i
$ ./configure
$ make install

4. Installed other drivers for other perferials, I used the MidiSport Uno usb midi cable.

5. Loaded up my PD skeches on the Raspberry Pi and started them up.

6. To have the Launchpadd executable run at startup I changed the /.profile file in linux to start the “launchpadd” program at login.

Some of the things I would like to do to finish this project is to build an awsome enclosure to hold the pi and the launchpad also use the gpio pins for midi instead of the usb to midi converter.

 

Launchberry Pi from james on Vimeo.

I’m using a sketch that changes the output channel of the LP with the top row of buttons. its like having 8x launchpads.

Here’s a zip including all the readme files, launchpadd driver and a pd sketch to test the functionality of the launchpad. launchberrypi_files.zip

also here’s a link to get pd-extended running on the pi PD_extended_on_RaspberryPi

 

James

Launchpad Linux updates in ALSA

July 7th, 2012 No comments

So there has been a lot of work with getting the launchpad running on linux.

 

We talked about it a couple years ago and there has been some really cool advancements that I wanted to share with everyone.

 

ALSA has now supported the Launchpad since V1.0.24 so that’s exciting news! AlSA changelog, the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture is bundled with Ubuntu/Debian desktop versions of Linux.
 

A homebrew kernel for midi support in Ubuntu “by Will Scott” get the project at the Launchpadd Google code page.

8 band graphic EQ for the Launchpad

February 17th, 2010 3 comments

I thought it would be cool to have a graphic eq display on the launchpad so I built this 8 band graphic EQ. As of now, it has these controls:

1. Adjustable peak filters on each band
2. Individual band volume controls for those unruly frequencies

Download 8BandEQ2.0 for the Novation Launchpad for (Windows).


(forgive the cheap webcam framerate, it actually preforms better then this video can reproduce)

This is version 2.0. I will continue to update and add more features. I hope you enjoy 8bandGraphicEQ for the Launchpad.

-James

The Octavizer

February 11th, 2010 No comments

Check out The Octavizer for the launchpad. Using the row of circular buttons across the top, The Octavizer lets you change the octaves of the rows of square buttons. All the chromatic note mapping stays the same it just changes octaves so it is compatible with Chords2.0. Enjoy
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Download The Octavizer for the launchpad

-James

Chords2.0 For Windows

February 10th, 2010 6 comments

I updated my Chords application for the launchpad. I added control using the top row of buttons. and fixed the problem where you had to press each button once to activate them.
Download Chords2.1 for the Novation Launchpad

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I will get a mac version out there soon. have fun!

-James

Random7 Launchpad Edition now for OSX

January 29th, 2010 No comments

Took me a little bit longer then I expected to get this built, but as promised here is the OSX version of Random7 for the Novation Launchpad.  More information and a video of  Random7 running on the Launchpad can be found here.

Download Random7 for the Launchpad (OSX)

-tron

Launchpad + linux in the works

January 29th, 2010 1 comment

I stumbled across this thread on the Ubuntu forum and I wanted to share it with everyone. I am extremely intrested in getting the launchpad to work with linux because then we can do some real interesting stuff!

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LAUNCHPAD + LINUX

-James

 

 

Update the launchpad is now supported in the alsa v1.0.24 check out the the alsa projects changelog page

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Random7 now on Launchpad

January 13th, 2010 2 comments

Here is an update to my Random7 program that allows control and feedback with the Novation Launchpad.  For everyone new to Random7 a short description is Random7 is a generative music application that randomly picks midi notes and velocities in a scale you choose.  For more information about Random7 here is a link to older posts about this application and some music made by Random7.  Below is a picture diagram of the different controls on the Launchpad,  click on the picture to get a closer view.

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Here is a quick video demonstrating the Launchpad control of Random7.

Download Random7 Launchpad Edition (Windows)

Download Random7 Launchpad Edition Code (MAXPAT File)

-tron

Here are all the OSX builds for the Launchpad

December 30th, 2009 3 comments

As promised here they are, all of my builds of monome apps for the Novation Lauchpad for you OSX users out there.

Download Polygome OSX

Download Press Cafe OSX

Download Fourths OSX

Download Intervals OSX

Download OSX Launchpad Bundle

-tron

Fourths for the Novation Launchpad

December 21st, 2009 1 comment

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.

Download Fourths for the Novation Launchpad (Windows)

-tron

Also today Illuminated Sounds turns one year old.  Thanks goes out to all our readers.