Map external midi controller like Launchpad Mini to Drambo's step sequencer
The launchpads are such perfect devices for being step sequencers - the problem is that only the biggest and bulkiest one (the PRO) has standalone sequencing capabilities!
What I would love is to use a launchpad mini as a step sequencer with Drambo. But I guess the problem is that, without native support from Drambo, I would need to custom map all of the buttons to specific steps, and set up the midi routing so that they light up at the appropriate times.
I'm happy to do that, but it doesn't seem possible without programming experience, not only in Drambo, but even in any Auv3 plugin I can find! which makes me sad because it seems like it would be relatively simple if enough people wanted it. I guess they just don't.
But I may be missing something! Which is why I'm posting in How To.. hope that's correct because i'm not sure if it's an existing feature yet
I did this last year using only dRambo modules.
My current version is much more honed and becoming a performance piece in itself.
Native support for Launchpads would be awesome, if it's just the clip launcher to start. Step sequencer etc would be bonus.
Though tedious mapping the LP X to CLIP's is surprisingly easy.
I keep one custom mode free for that purpose.
My step sequencer took some doing but it's getting there.
Currently focusing on ways to adjust velocity and swing.
I would love to have a SYSEX module so that I could
access Session mode but I'm getting a lot done without it.
Yeah, I agree. I was planning to have one custom for clips similarly.
This is how I’ve configured my LP X for now excluding the Session and Note modes.
Custom Mode 1 has cc faders, cc messages on/off and midi notes on/off.
Custom Mode 2 and 3 uses the standard drum grid layout for the step sequencer,
it needs 2 layouts to get the full 32 step at the moment.
Custom mode 4 are straight forward cc faders for general purpose mixing.
I am thinking about a 4 voice 64 step input sequencer but that will require all four custom modes.
How does the drum sequencer work?
Basically whichever pad I press it will play it in the correct place
time wise much like how it's done on screen except I'm using the pads
and the corresponding LED's light up.
You can see it in the video above.
What isn't obvious is the loop which I'm about to I figure out how to display on the LP X now.
As there's 64 pads, I divided the pads into two halves.
The top half is one sound and the bottom half is another and repeated for the next custom mode.
That's awesome! Thank you for sharing that.