Using Novation Launchpad with GENER8

As the format of the GENER8 Launchpad follows the style of Ableton's session view, it only seemed logical that attaching an Ableton MIDI controller to would make perfect sense, and for the most part, it has. Novation's Launchpad controller, a simple and reasonably inexpensive device provides us with a 64 pad grid along with some other navigational buttons. I have included support for the 1st 3 versions (Launchpad, Launchpad S, Launchpad Mini). Any users with any other versions please contact ...
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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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Making Modules Compatible with GENER8

With the inclusion of GENER8 in your projects, the standard form of Layer Contextual modules becomes a little less relevant, as we start to change video at the GENER8 Clip level. I have written GENER8 with this in mind, and it is a fairly simple process to produce an update of your own Layer Contextual modules which include a sensitivity to the GENER8 Clip changes produced by The GENER8 Launchpad module. All that is required is a small script which to be included in the Periodical Script, ...
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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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