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a short overview on my setup for making electronic music
In my actual setup, everything that makes sounds comes out of ableton. so the video is more about controlling, than sounds or audio…
I use 2 Lemur parallel (iPad and Jazzmutant hardware), and get midifeedback on both. That means, changing values in any interface, will be reflected on all devices.
Isn´t so special? true, in days of networks it should have been standard…and I know there are some nice plug and play devices that are ultra coupled with software and for sure give feedback,… but between devices it is sometimes tricky.
I use at least 10 midiports to achive this on PC*:
*(it differs on mac, based on IAC and Lemurports)
active INs in ableton [track/remote]:
active OUTs in ableton [remote]:
This way, I got feedback on my Lemur. (While feedback on hardware controllers is not possible, misses motor encoders)
I re-released my SequencomatV1 for iPad:
Threat in Liines forum: http://liine.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=1225
V1 was first released september 2009. I had only some minor changes on maxptach, but I resized the interface, try to make it a bit “clearer” and also added physics on the Velocity and Length MultiSlider for trackvalues. I also put some effort in writing a manual/documentation. It is attached in the zip as pdf and available online: http://www.tonvibration.de/extra/SequencomatV1_2012_manual.pdf. The manual also contains some scripting tutorials, because most variables are calculated on the lemur in V1 and only triggering of those is done in max.
Naturally V2 and V3 of Sequencomat give more detailed control, but V1 with its direct controls has its own charme. A comparison of all Sequencomat sequencers is given in the FAQ of the manual. In common: Global values in V1 (Midichannel, grid, playdirection, steprange, startpoint) become trackvalues in V3; and track values in V1 (pitch, velocity, length) become stepvalues in V3. There is a video where I compare V1 (old legacy surface) and full V3.1: http://youtu.be/v4pdzmYzrxQ
There is also a playlist (3 videos) that show functions of V1: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL55F20A2D3AFEA7AE (videos are also with old legacy surface, but demonstrate functions quite well)
V1 is combinable with V3 and/or V3 lite. This can be done as different interfaces within one lemur project, but also on different lemurs (legacy/iPad). You just have to run both patches in max and set right IP and OSC for communication. For sync V1 and V3lite use rewire clock on both, cause it is the only clock V1 has. For sync V1 and fullV3, deactivate rewire and V1 will automatically follow V3 settings (it uses the same clock variable names).
I wrote a little tutorial about scripting on the Lemur. The topic is a “lagging fader”, a fader that smoothly reaches the position of another fader upon buttonpress. It is just a spotlight on that and automatic movements (e.g. auto fadeout) programmed on the Lemur, but in a complex system you learn best on concrete examples.
You can download the tutorial here.
It is thought for newbees, but also experienced Lemur programmers can get some ideas….enjoy!