Video Tutorial – Strobe Module

A little tutorial covering the new '(at) Strobe' module, which can be found in the online modules library. In this tutorial I explain how to use the Stobe module and sync it up to LFO's, MIDI clocks, and run strobe from sound triggers. Plus some other stuff. This is not a GENER8 module, but will respond to LFO messages from GENER8's. So if you are using GENER8, you won't need the the other modules shown in this tutorial. An explanation on this can be found here.
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Tutorial – Sequencing Clips with Follow Actions

One of the powerful but hidden delights of GENER8 is a sequencing method which can quickly produce small Clip sequences in a live situation: Follow Actions So, here’s a short tutorial to help you master it. Some salient points to remember: Each Clip can have its own ‘Follow Action‘. A Clip’s ‘Follow Action‘ will occur a set number of beats after that Clip has been triggered. There are a number of different types of ‘Follow Actions‘ which can be applied: Increment, Random, Othe...
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TIMECODE Protocols

I have now finalised the Timecode protocol for the GENER8 modules. If you are developing your own module(s) and wish to access this data, here’s a brief explanation of how it works. I have tried to ‘future-proof’ the Timecode, giving it a full spectrum of possible data types. And although I have made changes to it with this last release of GENER8 (0.52), I promise not to meddle with it further (at least not too much). The Timecode data is output from the GENER8 Launchpad module, and is ava...
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Tutorial: Syncing GENER8 to an external MIDI clock

One of the things I get asked fairly regularly about is how to sync Gener8 to other audio applications (Ableton, Traktor, Logic, Reason, etc.) via MIDI clock. So I thought I’d put this simple tutorial together to explain the basics. I don’t intend to get into the nitty gritty of producing MIDI clock signals from each and every DAW out there (there’s plenty of info on the web for that, or in your favourite software’s manual, which if you haven’t already read it cover to cover I suggest you do ...
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