custom MIDI pad controller instead of MIDI keyboard

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gort11112
KVRist
114 posts since 13 Aug, 2018

Post Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:46 am

I've been looking for MIDI pad controller that could be used instead of 5 octave MIDI keyboard... not happy with results, so... 'designed' one myself

-5x12 = 60 velocity-sensitive RGB pads with polyphonic aftertouch, one line = one octave, possible versions with different amount of octaves
-notes and scales highlighting
-pitch and mod wheels
-octave up and down buttons
-root note switch buttons
-some knobs and faders
-transport controls

I'm curious your opinion about it, would u use it ?

hope some developer would make something like this, so far asked at Native Instruments forum, wonder what they gonna say...
https://www.native-instruments.com/foru ... st.347121/

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Tj Shredder
KVRAF
3157 posts since 6 Jan, 2017 from Outer Space

Re: custom MIDI pad controller instead of MIDI keyboard

Post Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:36 pm

Roger Linn made the LinnStrument with the advatage that it supports MPE and does not need an extra pitch bend wheel or modulation wheel...

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thecontrolcentre
KVRAF
24679 posts since 27 Jul, 2005 from the wilds of wanny

Re: custom MIDI pad controller instead of MIDI keyboard

Post Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:43 pm

This sort of thing ... ?

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0min
KVRer
17 posts since 26 Jun, 2018

Re: custom MIDI pad controller instead of MIDI keyboard

Post Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:05 am

Yeah, you're pretty much talking about Ableton Push. Check it out, amazing tool.

gort11112
KVRist
114 posts since 13 Aug, 2018

Re: custom MIDI pad controller instead of MIDI keyboard

Post Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:40 pm

thx but 8x8 is not 5x12

gort11112
KVRist
114 posts since 13 Aug, 2018

Re: custom MIDI pad controller instead of MIDI keyboard

Post Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:46 pm

Tj Shredder wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 12:36 pm
Roger Linn made the LinnStrument with the advatage that it supports MPE and does not need an extra pitch bend wheel or modulation wheel...

well... that prices though

still, my goal is 12 pads / 1 octave per line, not any other config like Linn and anything else ^^

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Deep Purple
KVRian
1108 posts since 9 Jan, 2015 from NY, NY

Re: custom MIDI pad controller instead of MIDI keyboard

Post Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:19 pm

Buy an iPad and create your control surface with TouchOSC. You can create exactly what you designed above and maybe some variations on it too.
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