Ok, my complete reaction on this:
1) I will accept/allow the fact you asked Mots explicitly to *develop the same* functionality of ISO (3rd shift mode, in ISO called diatonic mode) into Launchpad95, while actually this has already happened in the new Launchpad95 beta version. And I am not going to stand in the way of Mots, because Mots is a cool guy.
Anyway there are two things which I do not find right:
- I heard about this by opening a public forum post, you did not asked any permission for sharing this. It is always better to *ask permission* to the one who created an idea first, before you ask someone to copy it. Please consider that even if you did buy a copy of ISO, you did not buy the ideas in it, which are actually even covered by a non derivative license...
- I did not like being called "naughty" (as you did in your post with that picture). It is not exactly what I call a compliment, specially when I have a record of sharing FREE tools such as V-Module and Harmotools. This does not encourage me in sharing FREE things any further.
2) Just because you compared ISO with Launchpad95, I need to put some things right:
[*]Visual feedback from the python script (buttons light when you press them)
=> ISO Max for Live and Standalone version both do this (and can turn on and off, which sometimes help), the Python version in fact doesn't.
As a matter of fact the Max for Live and Standalone versions of ISO are the version I focus on developing because they offer room for further control. The Python version is more an alternative rather than the primary full version. The Max/standalone version allow me to do things like velocity emulation, pitch bending, custom scale and to save the scale with the liveset. These things help making this a reliable performance device.
[*]scale selection is easy not just up down.
[*]its easy to see which scale, octave, transposition I'm in (touch of one button)
[*]octave up down button
=> Indeed the way Launchpad95 does it is cool, as you do not have a screen.
In the ISO Controllers Max for Live & Standalone versions though you "see" these settings on the software user interface screen.
[*]its free too[/list]
=> ISO is not free (it's 8 dollars) indeed.
Anyway the two are not copy of each other. Launchpad95 is an all around Push-like tool for Launchpad, with lots of features (I think the community is very thankful to Mots and its Launchpad95 being free). ISO is specialized in isomorphic layouts only, with nine different alternative layouts (even if one of these ISO diatonic mode is being copied into Launcpad95 now), it is both APC40 and Launchpad, works in Ableton (Max for Live and Python) but also with any other DAW (as standalone application) and has a bunch of different features as well (pitch bending, custom scale, navigation of the circle of fifths).
There could be situations someone chooses for the first and others for the other. I perfectly understand that in your case you may find the L95 better.
It is a free world we live in.
PS: Please let's stop this, because this is a thread for the Launchpad95, and should remain so. If you and I have more comments to do let's make them offline.
firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:Nice picture...
Yeah I hope you don't mind I print screened a bit from your manual J74
I bought the j74ISO mapping in the end but i'm using the FREE launchpad95
You got a bit of free advertising for your mapping though
and I did include a few links
To be honest i felt a bit bad high-jacking the Lauchpad95 post with J74 ISO
J74 ISO is ok, but I really like the features on the Lauchpad95 better
Launchpad95 features like:
- Visual feedaback from the python script (buttons light when you press them)
- scale selection is easy not just up down.
- its easy to see which scale, octave, transposition I'm in (touch of one button)
- octave up down button
- undo button
- Flip the layout 90 degrees for easier chord playing
- its free too
Both are good for musicality, maybe the J74 ISO will mature into something more developed.
Also Maybe people can discuss the J74 ISO on another post out of respect for mots great work Launchpad95
Anyway I hope you don't mind me whipping a picture form the manual, I can edit the post if it copyright or something.