Bitwigseq

August 13, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Livid shows off the Bitwig Studio, details below:

We’ve been working hard integrating the Base (and our other controllers) into the upcoming Bitwig Studio. We’re pretty excited that with the latest beta, we were able to get an easy-to-use step sequecer up and running with their JavaScript API. This will ship natively in future Bitwig releases. This video shows how some of this stuff works along with some of the other bells and whistles that you’ve come to expect!

Livid Base: Experimenting with Max for Live

June 19, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Livid started some experiments with Max For Live step sequencers and the Livid Base. These are extremely rudimentary, but because they can be accessed with Device control, they are very powerful and easy to work with. Control of these step sequencers is as simple as pointing the controller to the device using the Base Remote Script for Ableton Live 9 in Device mode. One you navigate to a module, it acts as a “super device” handing off the pads and sliders to the Max for Live patch. While these little toys won’t be a “final” product, we’ll have something for you to play with soon!

Livid all in: Base Polyphonic Aftertouch & Colors

June 11, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This video demonstrates some of the wild possibilities with aftertouch and the Livid Base MIDI controller, including a novel way to integrate the iPhone with the Base. The 32 touch sensitive pads can output polyphonic aftertouch, so if your synth is great enough to use that (such as the Madrona Labs Aalto plugin), you’ve got some fantastic possibilities at your fingertips. Stay tuned: after the audio weirdness, there’s a short explanation on how to quickly configure the Base using the online Editor.
Links:
lividinstruments.com/hardware_base.php
madronalabs.com/products/aalto
lividserver.com/editor

There are LEDs everywhere on the Livid Base. With the online editor, you can change the color of every LED, and save your setup to the Base so it always boots up with the colors you want. This tutorial shows you how to use the editor with the Base to change the colors on the drum pads.

Livid Artist Interviews Presents Alluxe (aka Laura Escudé). Alluxe stopped by our studio to perform a track from her new EP and with the BASE, her custom Ohm RGB, Ableton Live, Wii remote, and violin. She discusses her live performance setup with Livid founder Jay Smith, and explains the integration of her controllers. Check out part two of this video where she performs a track.

Livid Instruments: Brain Jr Shields

June 7, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Just a preview of the Brain Jr shields we will be releasing for the Brain jr. These shields will have one for a breakout, expanding the IO of the Brain jr. A Shield for connecting an omni board, and one for direct solder connections. Coming soon to lividinstruments.com

The Brain Jr. is a MIDI micro controller that lets you create your own custom MIDI controller. The three new shields are designed to make connecting other electronics to the Brain Jr. easier.

Livid interviews Moldover on DIY controller

March 27, 2013 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Livid’s founder Jay Smith sits down with the inventor of “Controllerism” Moldover. Watch as they discuss the growing DIY movement, MIDI guitars, the evolution of “producer” and more.

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