It ain’t pretty, but it’s damn fun to play.

December 15, 2010

Livid Sampler“Livid Sampler 03 is a basic sampling application designed to work with Livid Controllers. This is a final update to the first release of Livid Sampler, an open-source Max/MSP patch, application, and VST plugin. This is “final,” because it was done in Cycling 74′s Max 4.6 and pluggo, which is no longer sold or supported, and Sampler is also going to evolve into something more sophisticated.

The real reason for this release is to put a fun and simple sampler into the hands of Livid customers that is designed to work instantly with your controller, and hope it sparks some discussion and requests on what it might do in the future. There are a minimum of controls and settings, letting you concentrate on playing, rather than making minute changes. We are planning to release some software using this sampler as the foundation, and we’d love to hear what you would like to do with it, what more you want from it, as well as test the playback mechanism for stability and usefulness. As you think about what you might want to see, keep in mind that we don’t intend for this to replace or compete with software that you already use. We do intend to make a software package that maximizes interactivity, quick production, and musical focus on our controllers and others.”
Download it from our downloads page. Works with Ohm64, block, and Code (for the record, Sampler doesn’t take advantage of encoder updates – sorry!).
I’m curious to see how this could fit in with your existing setup, or how you might want to use, or what it would need to fit into your setup. Drop some notes in the comments to take some time to help us design! Here’s a video that explains it all. You may want to play it in a bigger window, rather than this tiny embed!
And for the sake of making the most of my media, here’s an excerpt of just the mix. (Yeah, I could use some time away from programming to practice….)