TouchControl – Multitouch Monome Emulator and Midi Controller

June 9, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

TouchControl Software Demonstration with nice Asian music influences :-)

TouchControl is a program that allows you to turn your Multi Touch display into a controller for audio or video software. What seperates TouchControl from other control applications is the inclusion of a Monome 40h emulator.

In this video I am using TouchControl with Ableton Live 8.
The midi faders have been assigned to track levels, scene triggers, and effects. The monome section is using osc messages to communicate with a max for live sequencer patch, which in turn is outputting midi notes to a drum rack.

I wrote the software using python and the PyMT framework.

Big thanks to the PyMT developers and Nuigroup Community

Plane sequencer – monome 512, monome 64, monome arc4

May 11, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

In this video:
This video is the version with the voice over and saw cloud / osc calibration routine in the middle restored.

I’ve always loved step sequencers and I see the monome as an opportunity to address some of the grey area between the one knob per function analog step sequencer and step sequencers with memory. The idea is to increase the available note range without sacrificing precision and increase the available sequence length range, without sacrificing direct manipulation and feedback. So, when the arc came around it seemed like a useful navigational tool to manipulate a large plane of data.

I’ve been referring to plane as a platform because there are a number of variations I want to implement using the underlying development. This version is optimized to serve as a control voltage source. As such, it produces a lot of outputs. The top row is step enable/disable which is typically used to fire off envelopes. Plane is generating control voltages directly. There are no intermediate bits of software or virtual instruments in-between plane and the end of the patch cords controlling the modular.

The row underneath it the playback loop ruler. Pressing anywhere in the ruler area moves the playback loop to that location. A chorded gesture changes the loop size. One section of the sequence can be edited while playback is occurring elsewhere.When the loop ruler goes off the visible edge of the grid, it lets you know in which direction the active stuff is happening.

Included is a very nice saw cloud simulation of multiple detuned oscillators with adjustable fatness which you can plug directly into your modular.

Also included is direct, accurate CV control of an oscillator via a closed-loop calibration procedure. Of course, MIDI output is also available.

This version of plane uses scale degrees and passes though my modal scale quantizer, so you can switch scales on the fly. You can also use a MIDI keyboard to transpose.

Or, it can also follow a programmed chord progression score, allowing you to improvise with a step sequencer within the harmonic framework of a lead sheet.

The bottom two encoders on the arc are serving as looping automated CV sources.

You don’t have to use an arc with plane, you can navigate with the mouse or keyboard or powermate. Also, you don’t need a 512 monome. All monome sizes are directly supported and can be hot swapped.

clARCk – made by robot

April 16, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Like a clock, only on an Arc from monome. Silly technical demo app, but it translates hours, minutes, seconds and milliseconds onto the arcs 64 led displays. If you don’t count the numbers and read them as clock faces it actually works.

Code coming soon, with v0.2 which will include an alarm set functionality.

iPad vs Launchpad vs Monome – 16 Step Sequencing

March 12, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

In this video we talk about the Apple iPad versus the Novation Launchpad versus the Monome – in a topic as old fashioned as 16 step sequencing. The video is not so much about the sequencing as such, but about the different form factors, the haptic and the used software of the three candidates in the comparison. My favorite is the iPad for now, as it offers a minimal footprint with maximum possibilities. From a “touch” perspective and coolness, the monome wins, whereas the Launchpad gains momentum with its budget friendly approach. Go make some music! modul8or

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Featuring the soome

March 6, 2011 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

Improvisation on piano and monome. I’m using a hand-built arc prototype, generously on loan from tehn, who is very busy building and shipping monomes, dealing with the transition to serialosc required by the new edition and finalizing the arc firmware. I’m sure he’d prefer to be playing with the arc himself.

hardware: monome arc2 (knobs) monome64 (buttons)
software: grainstorm

more information about monome can be found at monome.org

more information about grainstorm can be found at:
vimeo.com/​stretta/​grainstorm

Everything Monome in one song

September 1, 2010 · Posted in Uncategorized · Comment 

This video features Edison playing his song “Tonka Truck” from his new LP “All the Information at Hand”.

All one shot sounds. No loops running. 64 buttons. 64 noises. Shot on 2 HD cameras, 720p, 1 live take.
With audio captured right to camera.

to buy this music go to:
http://www.kidwithoutradio.com/store

Egadz – Music Made With Buttons 3.0 coming soon!

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