In my eternal quest to improve the music I make, I developed a little tool for my Launchpad.... I call it All*Chords.
All*Chords is a music making tool for non-keyboard players (like me). It gives you the ability to play chords and scales on your Launchpad without having to remember complicated fingering.
You can play scales with the same pads regardless of which root note or scale type you have set. The scales & chromatic sub-modes work similar to the way the Ableton Push
In addition, All*Chords lets you play chords with one finger. You can play scale chords & chords of 10 types with any root note. The Launchpad tells you what chord type you are playing. You can play chord inversions and there are pads that will play the notes comprising the last played chord. You can even save chords to the chord memory for easy playback.
There's also a basic drum & device page for controlling drum racks and effects in Ableton.
You can use AllChords with your iPhone / iPad and a regular midi keyboard too, using TouchOSC and the included template.
Youtube Playlist of 6 tutorial videos...http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL3wNs3-t5S3FXIsps5MZ80_LIiiTJh9rC&feature=view_all
If you're interested in trying it you can download it here:http://soundtemple.com.au/allchordsbeta.php
Let me know what you think!!
MAC only for now