A few weeks ago I stumbled across a cool script that turned the Novation Launchpad into an Ableton Push emulator. I studied the download page for it real hard in hopes of finding out more about it. And I did! Apparently the script has been around since 2011 and constantly improved and updated since then.
The only issue I had was that it’s creator, Henri David, was just a shadow figure in my mind. However, thanks to the power of social media we managed to get in touch and Henri was kind enough to answer some questions that were burning in my mind.
Below, you’ll find a chopped up video of me playing around with and walking through Launchpad95. Below that video of me playing around with and walking through Launchpad95 you’ll find an interview with the man himself – Henri David.
Thanks to Thavius Beck, I recently came across this cool script for the Novation Launchpad (and its new version, the Launchpad S) that turns it into a mini Ableton Push. It’s painless to download and install, and a lot of fun to use.
Patrick Flanagan, the Meganome, and a delicious beverage. Image courtesy of jazarimusic.com
In late 2011 when I was just discovering controllerism, one of the most interesting things I came across was a piece DJ Shakey wrote covering this cool custom made horn claw controller that Patrick Flanagan made for use with his experimental electro band Jazari. Today, that “mechanical earwig” is enjoying life as a retired controller and in it’s place sits another custom made beast. It’s called the Meganome. It runs on an Arduino Mega, features 84 illuminated square arcade buttons, two pressure sensors, a proximity sensor, and an XY joystick. Continue reading →
A picture of the Ableton Push prototype built with Lego pieces. Image courtesy of macProVideo.com
You’ve probably heard of Ableton Push by now, but have you heard that the initial Push prototypes were built with Lego pieces? In a recent interview with macProVideo.com Push co-creator Jesse Terry revealed that early prototypes were built with MIDI buttons, Lego pieces, and a Livid Brain!