Launchpad95: Instrument, Scales, Step Sequencer, Device Ctrl

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Re: Launchpad95: Instrument, Scales, Step Sequencer, Device Ctrl

Post by RD444 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:51 pm

Buleriachk wrote:You can't do play any chord built on the dominant 7th in InKey mode on push. So everything sounds like Muzak or bad jazz..... :)

And the main thing is being able to play any chord in any progression live with one finger.... (changing chords FAST and accurately) :)
Not only that, but to have 64 complex chord choices in the matrix... which could be transposed instantly (either half-step or octave) using a pitch device... or arrow keys (or keys on the controller)

The first guy that does this as a VST so it would be useable in any DAW will be famous, if not rich. But Live would be a good start...

(Ableton really should do this .. IMO, their Midi Chord device is a day late and a dollar short - practically worthless in real life)..

I look at the new M-Audio Trigger Finger and wonder... "I wonder if they might be interested....."
that would be kind of interesting

but there's something slightly good about choosing amount of fingers and high or low notes. and which finger to remove. that would get a bit lost with insta-cords.
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Re: Launchpad95: Instrument, Scales, Step Sequencer, Device Ctrl

Post by mots » Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:55 pm

patience... ;)

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Re: Launchpad95: Instrument, Scales, Step Sequencer, Device Ctrl

Post by Buleriachk » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:00 pm

That is what the right hand would be for (when not improvising melody)

And, of course, one could have several different voicings of the same chord in the matrix..
RD444 wrote:
Buleriachk wrote:You can't do play any chord built on the dominant 7th in InKey mode on push. So everything sounds like Muzak or bad jazz..... :)

And the main thing is being able to play any chord in any progression live with one finger.... (changing chords FAST and accurately) :)
Not only that, but to have 64 complex chord choices in the matrix... which could be transposed instantly (either half-step or octave) using a pitch device... or arrow keys (or keys on the controller)

The first guy that does this as a VST so it would be useable in any DAW will be famous, if not rich. But Live would be a good start...

(Ableton really should do this .. IMO, their Midi Chord device is a day late and a dollar short - practically worthless in real life)..

I look at the new M-Audio Trigger Finger and wonder... "I wonder if they might be interested....."
that would be kind of interesting

but there's something slightly good about choosing amount of fingers and high or low notes. and which finger to remove. that would get a bit lost with insta-cords.

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Re: Launchpad95: Instrument, Scales, Step Sequencer, Device Ctrl

Post by mots » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:59 pm

i updated Launchpad95 to support 3rd and 6th on top the default 4th.
you can also make the first note of the matrix (bottom left) follow the scale root (default) or stick to C.
i also added the option to orientate the layout vertically or horizontally.

all is described in the package in the documentation in the web folder (under the scale edition section)

http://motscousus.com/stuff/2011-07_Nov ... 5-beta.zip

let me know what you think.
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Re: Launchpad95: Instrument, Scales, Step Sequencer, Device Ctrl

Post by yur2die4 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:02 pm

Wha!!!! No way. This is insanely exciting news.

I have work soon, but I'll be all over this when I get back.

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Re: Launchpad95: Instrument, Scales, Step Sequencer, Device Ctrl

Post by RD444 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:14 pm

mots wrote:i updated Launchpad95 to support 3rd and 6th on top the default 4th.
you can also make the first note of the matrix (bottom left) follow the scale root (default) or stick to C.
i also added the option to orientate the layout vertically or horizontally.

all is described in the package in the documentation in the web folder (under the scale edition section)

http://motscousus.com/stuff/2011-07_Nov ... pad-95.zip

let me know what you think.

No way - I'm just cooking dinner, i'm going to have to try this in a bit.

looks like you been cooking up some code :)
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Re: Launchpad95: Instrument, Scales, Step Sequencer, Device Ctrl

Post by mots » Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:17 pm

RD444 wrote:
No way - I'm just cooking dinner, i'm going to have to try this in a bit.

looks like you been cooking up some code :)
actually not that much. everything was in there already. more a matter to map it to some buttons :)

this 3rd mode is really cool to play chords, event more oriented vertically !

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Re: Launchpad95: Instrument, Scales, Step Sequencer, Device Ctrl

Post by RD444 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:36 pm

RD444 wrote:
mots wrote:i updated Launchpad95 to support 3rd and 6th on top the default 4th.
you can also make the first note of the matrix (bottom left) follow the scale root (default) or stick to C.
i also added the option to orientate the layout vertically or horizontally.

all is described in the package in the documentation in the web folder (under the scale edition section)

http://motscousus.com/stuff/2011-07_Nov ... pad-95.zip

let me know what you think.

No way - I'm just cooking dinner, i'm going to have to try this in a bit.

looks like you been cooking up some code :)
I'm getting page not found 404
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Re: Launchpad95: Instrument, Scales, Step Sequencer, Device Ctrl

Post by mots » Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:37 pm

sorry... i was too excited i guess.
now it works !
http://motscousus.com/stuff/2011-07_Nov ... 5-beta.zip
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Re: Launchpad95: Instrument, Scales, Step Sequencer, Device Ctrl

Post by Buleriachk » Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:10 pm

I wrote:
Buleriachk wrote:You can't do play any chord built on the dominant 7th in InKey mode on push. So everything sounds like Muzak or bad jazz..... :)

(Ableton really should do this .. IMO, their Midi Chord device is a day late and a dollar short - practically worthless in real life)..

I look at the new M-Audio Trigger Finger and wonder... "I wonder if they might be interested....."
Well, maybe I was LITTLE harsh....:)

I'm just getting back to music after a case of flu, and it is true that playing power chords using a Chord Midi effect with Sylenth1 gives some interesting results for Flamenco ..... :)

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Re: Launchpad95: Instrument, Scales, Step Sequencer, Device Ctrl

Post by RD444 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:02 pm

mots wrote:sorry... i was too excited i guess.
now it works !
http://motscousus.com/stuff/2011-07_Nov ... 5-beta.zip
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This is the dogs doo-dars.

Many Thanks :)

The 3 new buttons top left (unofficial descriptions)
  • button 1 play chords normally :) :) by flipping the layout 90 degrees
  • button 2 = spread your notes out epically.. like some kind of chord keyboard legend with long fingers(3rd 6th or default 4th)
  • button 3 = makes the layout snap to the root of the scale (default) or can set to C

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Re: Launchpad95: Instrument, Scales, Step Sequencer, Device Ctrl

Post by regretfullySaid » Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:58 am

Interesting, eager to check out. Thx Mots
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Re: Launchpad95: Instrument, Scales, Step Sequencer, Device Ctrl

Post by boboter » Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:05 pm

First of: Your script is absolutely stunning. I bought the launchpad just because it exists and am currently learning to play it fluently.

I have a question about the combined drum mode:
Is it normal that I can't hear/play the sounds I'm selecting in the lower right corner? As it looks like Push's drum mode, I kinda expected it to behave in a similar way.

If that isn't possible and live drums have to be played via instrument mode, it might be useful to add an rec/overdub function to the control buttons to record drums on the fly.

You think that is something that could happen?
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Re: Launchpad95: Instrument, Scales, Step Sequencer, Device Ctrl

Post by yur2die4 » Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:10 pm

Record buttons are on the lower right strip (start, stop, overdub...plus the navigation buttons on the top left).

The last-hit-pad of instrument mode will be highlighted in step mode (if I'm not mistaken)

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Re: Launchpad95: Instrument, Scales, Step Sequencer, Device Ctrl

Post by boboter » Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:31 pm

yur2die4 wrote:Record buttons are on the lower right strip (start, stop, overdub...plus the navigation buttons on the top left).
D'oh! Totally missed this. Thanks so much for the help
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