Month: April 2010

Make it Go: The Launchpad as Monome (Part 1 – Startup and MLR)

So, you’ve finally got yourself a launchpad.  You’ve installed the drivers and the ‘Launchpad Edition’ of Ableton Live. . . .

. . . and you are totally underwhelmed.

The clip launching is nice but that’s not what you got it for, is it?  You want to slice clips, make drones, and step sequence monome style.

Well, you can.  And, contrary to the instructions that come with the Launchpad would have you believe, you don’t have to spend a dime on Max4Live, or a full version of Ableton Live, or a full version of Automap.  Everything you need to geek out with your grid is available for free.  And I’ve collected it all in one convenient place. (more…)