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Making different pages for Launchpad

March 18, 2012 | 6:33 am

I’d like to use the top buttons on my Launchpad to change pages, so that one button recalls my main MLR page, another recalls my sequencer, etc. I know it can be done in M4L, but I would like to do it just in MaxMSP. I think this can be accomplished with jit.cellblock, but I’m not sure where to start. Any help is greatly appreciated.


March 18, 2012 | 11:29 am

Hi Mike,

check the tutorials at http://www.novationmusic.com/support/max_tutorials_for_launchpad/ and open the LP_7_MIDI_in_Jit_Matrix.maxpat file. This patch makes the Lauchpad change pages. Good place to start.

Have fun!
john.


March 18, 2012 | 4:22 pm

My god. I wish I had known about these tutorials before I spent hours and hours manually switching from matrixctrl to matrixctrl!


March 18, 2012 | 7:25 pm

Thanks John for sharing your wisdom. I can’t wait to get home and try this. That’s what I love about this forum, Eplusmusic. Folks here have saved me hours, days, and weeks of time that I would have spent hacking something together the wrong way.


March 18, 2012 | 9:05 pm

Check out this thread from a few days ago.

http://cycling74.com/forums/topic.php?id=38397&replies=24#post-188483

Using the patch on this page and the monome tutorial below is probably the easiest way, I reckon

http://docs.monome.org/doku.php?id=dev:max:paging


March 19, 2012 | 11:55 pm

Thanks johno, that’s very helpful.

I’m now trying to modify the LP_7 tutorial to fit my main patch. I’m having some trouble with that, as jit.matrix is pretty new to me. And the whole switching pages is more involved than I initially thought.

Posted is the modified patch, with my conceptual questions in red, and my proposed objects in orange.

What I want the pages to control and display are:

"session" Loopers
"user1" Sequencer 1
"user2" Sequencer 2
"mixer" Presets

Thanks again

– Pasted Max Patch, click to expand. –

March 20, 2012 | 11:09 am

You should also change the amounth of planes used by jit.matrix. It’s set to 2 now (it’s the number after the letters LP).

I’m also working on the same thing right now, also struggling with it.

john.


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