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 […]

Learn how to arrange your modular tracks with VCV Rack, Ableton Live

It’s one of the first challenges with any modular – you get a wild banging groove, but then… you’re stuck with it. One new video tutorial suggests a way to arrange your modular with Ableton Live and free VCV Rack software. Live’s real-time arrangement and triggering features have always been part of its appeal – […]

Peter Kirn - July 16, 2019

Hack a Launchpad Pro into a 16-channel step sequencer, free

Novation’s Launchpad Pro is unique among controller hardware: not only does it operate in standalone mode, but it has an easy-to-modify, open source firmware. This mod lets you exploit that to transform it into a 32-step sequencer.

Peter Kirn - September 11, 2018

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