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  • Novation Launchpad LED Feedback

    I just looked into getting a controller for triggering the blackbox.
    I stumbled over the Novation Launchpad wich seems to have a mode, where the host application (in this case the BB) can send it midi notes to enable/colour leds on its pads.
    Since the BB acts as USB Midi host, it might be possible to have a mode, where this LED Feedback messages (simple midi notes with color coded into velocity value from what i read) could be sent from the BB.
    This way, the Launchpad could always show the current state the related pad/sequence is in on its led pads.

    Seems like a perfect match for the BB and can be bought for cheap (i saw used ones for 30€).

  • #2
    Originally posted by Zapman View Post
    I just looked into getting a controller for triggering the blackbox.
    I stumbled over the Novation Launchpad wich seems to have a mode, where the host application (in this case the BB) can send it midi notes to enable/colour leds on its pads.
    Since the BB acts as USB Midi host, it might be possible to have a mode, where this LED Feedback messages (simple midi notes with color coded into velocity value from what i read) could be sent from the BB.
    This way, the Launchpad could always show the current state the related pad/sequence is in on its led pads.

    Seems like a perfect match for the BB and can be bought for cheap (i saw used ones for 30€).
    Bi-directional midi via usb host is on my wishlist - I’m not sure they’re gonna implement it but i hope they do.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Zapman View Post
      I just looked into getting a controller for triggering the blackbox.
      I stumbled over the Novation Launchpad wich seems to have a mode, where the host application (in this case the BB) can send it midi notes to enable/colour leds on its pads.
      Since the BB acts as USB Midi host, it might be possible to have a mode, where this LED Feedback messages (simple midi notes with color coded into velocity value from what i read) could be sent from the BB.
      This way, the Launchpad could always show the current state the related pad/sequence is in on its led pads.

      Seems like a perfect match for the BB and can be bought for cheap (i saw used ones for 30€).
      Launchpad pro?
      could be the perfect match.
      no one seems tried that before.
      let us know

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      • #4
        I have a Launchpad Pro. I like the velocity sensitive pads. It is a little big and bulky considering. I also have the impression that the external power supply is a good idea when using blackbox.

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        • #5
          Regarding the bigger topic of LED feedback, this is a good idea and something we have in our wishlist.

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          • Zapman
            Zapman commented
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            Thats great to hear! Launchpad mini would be a smaller option but only supports 3 colors. Would run on USB Power maybe.
            The 4x 4x4 layout seems perfect to control/overview pads/seq/fx/mix section.
            Function and scene buttons could be used for Song mode on/off, selection song sections 1-8.

            Don't know how many other controllers support that LED feedback features.

        • #6
          +1 for LED feedback! It would make a huge difference for live sequencing.

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