Launchpad : tips n tricks, ideas, suggestions

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Re: Launchpad : tips n tricks, ideas, suggestions

Post by 3phase » Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:32 am

I am close to sell this bulky thing again..

had yesterday an ipad here.. placed it on top of my g2 keyboard..it sticked like glued thanks to its rubbe sleeve.. and i still was able to operate all g2 controls and keys..
than i did the same with the lunchpad.. it either was falling off the front.. to the side or playing the upper octave of my keyboard completly..
On stage i nver find space for it..its to huge to be in front of the laptop.. and on the side of the latop its like a second laptop...

On the positive side..i demonstrated the ipad owner that i am completly able to control all lunchpad functions inclusiv selecting the fader and move them with my big tows !!
now do that with your i pad :mrgreen:

Thats is nothing you can change but this thing is way to big.. the handicapped people version.. get it to 66% and it would be fine.. Is there an ableton shrink service?

But ok..
optimisations for your software implementation?

yes..

the mixer page is an overview killer..the upoer half should remain clip view.. than this page could do al necessary navigation to start/stop clips and recordings..

the 4 round buttons on the side associated to stop > arm are a waste.. a single one could do that for all 4 rows.. like a shift button.. so 3 free for better use.. like maybe switching to your funny fader and aux send reste page.. that is tatehre dangerous on stage btw.
or..
a third fx send !!

The faders itself are a great idea.. but why on earth in such unmusical steps?
any fader in the world is reducing the gain stepping in the higher range.. because plus 6db on nominal level is a lot...wile down ther in the noise floor its nothing...

you are also waisting important fade steps... it starts getting really audible at step 3-...

that should be the first one--and total mute with our shift button ..thats the round one in the lowest row... and you use this 2 steps we have won to make a finer resolution to the top...

its also questionable that the fader can max out.. i think its enough to limit them to 0 db.. and maybe change the colour when the screen version has fadersettings above zero.. at least i dont see why the have to max out.. a +3 would be a better stepping in this range to get it even louder...

other little thing..the mixer button is highlighted graphically with a green ring..
that is good so.. but on a dark stage with no clips at the outer boundary you sometimes dont see it at all..

would be good if the mixer button gets a light ilumination as orination mark
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Re: Launchpad : tips n tricks, ideas, suggestions

Post by 3phase » Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:34 pm

and,regarding the fader moves one wonderes why its not done like the pan with center when 2 buttons are lid..

You can doubl ethe resolution of the faders by establishing th einbetween steps when 2 buttons are pressed simultaniously.

wont rise the resolution on fast fade but would allow for finer adjustmemts afterwards..

As nice the fader idea is.. it could be implemented with much better characterstics and resolution..
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Re: Launchpad : tips n tricks, ideas, suggestions

Post by yur2die4 » Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:36 am

Interactive chess board??

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Re: Launchpad : tips n tricks, ideas, suggestions

Post by sexface » Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:46 pm

stealthbopper wrote:
bowen747 wrote:check this out ,pure genius

http://www.aurexmusic.com/launchpad
Excellent!!
Very nice!

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Re: Launchpad : tips n tricks, ideas, suggestions

Post by sexface » Mon Nov 08, 2010 2:51 pm

Here is a video that I made that shows some of the tricks that I use with Launchpad with Drum Racks. The first is to add LED feedback with Drum Racks (as per the novation video). The second is to tailor the color of the LED feedback to my liking. I do this not only for aesthetics, but also so that I can easily differentiate between pages at a glance. The third is to add a quick way to change the velocity of the drums in order to record them into a MIDI clip.

Hope this comes in handy to yall!

http://www.anthonyarroyodotcom.com/thea ... ook/?p=600

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Re: Launchpad : tips n tricks, ideas, suggestions

Post by alphapad » Wed Nov 24, 2010 1:36 pm

There is also the alphaPad, a step sequencer for the Launchpad: http://alphapadstepsequencer.blogspot.com

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Re: Launchpad : tips n tricks, ideas, suggestions

Post by Starschreck » Fri Dec 31, 2010 4:39 pm

This is my first post on the forum, so I just wanted to say that this is a great thread. I read the entire thing and it's given me a lot of ideas about the launchpad. I'm using the Ableton Live Launchpad edition right now, the software that came with the controller. We'll see how long that lasts, I've already gotten frustrated by it's limitations.

Happy New Year!

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Re: Launchpad : tips n tricks, ideas, suggestions

Post by midimood » Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:45 pm

Launchpad multi midi channel solution http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oCTvrxYI2fI

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Re: Launchpad : tips n tricks, ideas, suggestions

Post by docprosper » Tue Feb 15, 2011 9:33 pm

alphapad wrote:There is also the alphaPad, a step sequencer for the Launchpad: http://alphapadstepsequencer.blogspot.com
it should be noted that this is Windows only :evil: :evil: :evil:
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Re: Launchpad : tips n tricks, ideas, suggestions

Post by zepeteh » Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:04 pm

i`m looking for a 64 step sequencer for launchpad, but i dont want 4bars or 2bars... 64steps for 1bar , or maybe 32steps for 1bar will be cool... is there anything that will do this ?!

thanks

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Re: Launchpad : tips n tricks, ideas, suggestions

Post by Der_Makrophag » Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:20 am

I dont know if this was posted here before, but:

Do not connect your Launchpad via USB-hub. This will slow down the device (own & others experience)!

see http://forum.ableton.com/viewtopic.php? ... 8#p1274538
My English is not perfect, I know... Sorry about that.

Greetings from Germany!

P.S. to wishlist forum users: Please search for former requests. Otherwise they will be splitted into many small ones and we are loosing impact!!!

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Re: Launchpad : tips n tricks, ideas, suggestions

Post by slavaskills » Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:40 pm

hello, this is my first post here. i've got my launchpad yesterday and decided to emulate monome with it, but i can't do it at all.
sorry for wrong place to post but i didn't want to start new topic for my problem, as i think few explanations will be enough.
my setup: live 8.2.2, latest max RT, latest monomeemu and latest 7up.
my question: nonome emulator work with MLR, but i want to make signals running through live, so i got a monomeemu. why 7up dont work?


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Re: Launchpad : tips n tricks, ideas, suggestions

Post by docprosper » Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:47 pm

Lukito wrote:Look!!! NICE PERFORMANCE WITH LAUNCHPAD!!!!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6cmRHy8 ... re=related
sounds good man... I like it 8)
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Re: Launchpad : tips n tricks, ideas, suggestions

Post by condra » Sun Apr 24, 2011 12:59 am

wow nice

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