Hacking the Novation Launchpad Pro

Aaron Leese from Stagecraft Software has released this video about a new Novation Launchpad synth hack, which alters the layout of the Launchpad and, in his words, “makes it more playable” by quantizing the pads to be scales and arpeggios.

With the Novation Launchpad Pro, Novation has open sourced its “firmware”; Leese explains that “it’s not technically the firmware but an API that gives you enough low-level control to be dangerous (and not to yourself). We spent a long weekend hacking and came up with some promising results.”

This hack also has “mixer” mode, and “session” mode, which he says is “a lot like using Ableton [Live],” among others. A full product, in both plugin and standalone form, will be released in December.

Leese says the project is close to completed, but “we are still running a beta program so anyone who wants a free copy can get it this week.”
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Using QuNeo As An Effects Controller For Traktor

After about 90 seconds of music (no narration, just annotated screens), Mapping Genius walks viewers through how to use the Keith McMillen Instruments QuNeo controller as a touch – sensitive effects controller for Native Instruments’ Traktor.

This mapping controls beat and sound coloring effects, has hotcues, flux mode, and loop control, and is available as a free download from Mapping Genius’ website.

Tuna Knobs Now Available Via Kickstarter Project


Tuna DJ Gear has gone live with their Kickstarter project to create tangible knobs for multi-touch music applications.

Their Tuna Knobs are control knobs that stick to any touchscreen and let you control DJ and music making apps like you would with dedicated music hardware Continue reading