I like Drums. And Bass. from DJ Autom8 on Vimeo.

Finally, laptop music need no longer be lit by some bad club lights and the glow of your MacBook display.

Things are getting really interesting. Just ask Jonathan Thompson, a student who hacked Max for Live into an LED wall and got a blindingly-bright display grooving with the music. He writes:

I absolutely love your site, and I have always wanted to contribute, but never have felt I had anything good enough to share with others. Well, I finally created something that I think others would enjoy.

I am a college student, and created all of the software being used for this video in Ableton/Max4Live, including reverse engineering the LED wall protocol. This particular video was a test of some new lighting tools I built for the Glowing Room Initiative, an electronic music collaborative kickstarted by an art grant. I’m planning on filming a detailed walk through and explanation
of how the systems work at some point, but I’m not sure when that will happen since finals are quickly approaching.

Yeah, I think we’re all feeling that spring pressure on – but you can bet we’ll be eager to document what he’s done. And continue the good fight against boring visuals. Represent.

  • Jinlee

    please.. yes more!

  • guest

    Good man, do well in your finals.

  • guest

    definitely looking forward to the walkthrough

  • For anyone looking to add lighting control to their Ableton sets, take a look at DMaX http://www.theimpersonalstereo.com/software/dmax/ There’s not yet facility for controlling LED walls via pixel-mapping but it’s something I’m working on for the next version.

    • Justin

      I just started using DMaX last week! I just demoed it on the weekend at our local Ableton User Group meeting. It rocks!

  • Ian

    Excellent work.Look forward to the walk through

  • Perry De Gennaro

    Did we ever see any more about this project? The know-how to get this done would be so handy right now 🙂