Novation Launchpad now has a free set of tools in Pd to hack your own controllers

Hack your Launchpad! Novation’s new r_cycle lets you design your own layouts and interactions, and even turn them into instruments and effects, all in the free Pure Data environment.

Here’s how to add proper dark themes for Ableton Live, SoundCloud, embrace darkness

Dark themes are all the rage these days, from phones to desktop OSes. Now it’s time for stuff you use every day to go properly to black, too – hello Ableton Live and SoundCloud. Okay, dark themes actually have inspired some controversy when it comes to usability and even eye fatigue. But it’s pretty understandable […]

Peter Kirn - December 10, 2019

Novation Launchpad X, mini are the latest take on the hit music grid controller

Novation’s new grids remain straightforward, but now offer updated expressive and portable versions. And a separate bonus – DIYers wanting to make custom apps for these grids will find it easier than ever. It’s now a full decade since the first Launchpad burst on the scene. There were grids before, and certainly a multitude of […]

Peter Kirn - October 15, 2019

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