Controlling samplers and sequencers with multitouch

When we see artists like Daft Punk or Madeon working their magic in a live setting, we’re always impressed with their controllers. Sample-based artist use controllers like the Monome and Kaoss Pad a lot, but these devices are fairly expensive. Thankfully, we live in an age of multitouch displays, so [Graham Comerford] came up with his own multitouch controller that does just about anything.

The build is based on the Kivy framework and includes a Monome emulator, MIDI drum pads, mixer, and a whole bunch of other sliders and buttons. There’s no word on how [Graham]‘s multitouch display was constructed, but if you’re looking to build your own gigantic audio control setup there’s a lot of info on building Microsoft Surface clones, adapting computer monitors, and spherical multitouch rigs.

We’re not sure if [Graham]‘s virtual drum kit is velocity sensitive but even if it’s not, it’s an interesting bit of kit. Check out an earlier version of his setup after the break.

Comments

  1. fripster says:

    nice… makes me think about the reactogon again… (see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AklKy2NDpqs)

  2. Graham says:

    Tsk tsk… Referencing Daft Punk and Madeon but not The Glitch Mob when talking about live electronic music? For shame.

    Either way, great build, rock on other Graham

  3. hey says:

    Ummm. Madeon? He is not electronic music big time yet… Kaoss pad? WhoTF uses a chaos pad in electronic music? No one that doesn’t suck; that’s for sure.

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