Topic: [In Development] Launchpad Lightshow Creator for MIDI Extension
Lightpad - Launchpad Lightshow Creator for MIDI Extension
This program is almost ready for use, please check back later!
Lightpad is a cross-platform graphical application in development by Nightwave Studios, designed to work with Exige's MIDI Extension and provide an easy to use interface to create the MIDI animation files loaded by the extension. With easy access to MIDI Extension files, playback of the lights on both your computer screen as well as your Launchpad (of any model, but starting development with the MK2 and Pro), RGB color to velocity conversion, auto-saves, Ableton Live project export, and unlimited feature requests, our goal is to help make the creation of lightshows much more efficient. Plus, it will be free and open source for anyone to download!
Nightwave Studios is a volunteer-based, international production studio founded by Vinyl Darkscratch-Kazotetsu back in 2011, starting with projects such as Crossbred, what was to be a 3D animation, and an RPG engine written in Python. The studio was shut down in 2013 due to lack of available time to focus upon it, but then restarted in early 2015 with Adapting to Night's Source Filmmaker animation, adding new projects and divisions like _The_Ch@nge_, Front Stage, and Speak Louder, and bringing back one of the old projects, Crossbred, as a video game.
Programming by Vinyl Darkscratch, Light Apacha, Origami1105, WhoovesPON3. App icon and display panel graphic by Vinyl Darkscratch. Splash screen by Vinyl Darkscratch, drawing by Yogfan14, with brushes by Alberto Seveso. Special thanks to LaunchpadFun for additional support and allowing us to use features from their own program, LightshowCreator, and to the Launchpad community for making this program possible.
The source code is hosted on https://github.com/vinyldarkscratch/lightpad and is available for anyone to look at or contribute to. Please make sure to give credit if any of the code from the program is used in another project of yours! We will always make sure to include your name in our own attribution.
Before anyone comments about the existing programs for this, I am aware of the existence of some of them, but they all seemed to have one major caveat that I wish to fix with my own program. The Launchpad LED Editor by iUltimateLP seems nice, but it's somewhat early in development, and Windows-only. LaunchpadFun's LightshowCreator (LSC) has more development put into it, with lots of useful tools implemented into it, but it's also Windows-only. Launchpaddr is definitely the one with the most development thus far, but it's an online program, sadly, and I like to work on-the-go a lot. I want to provide another alternative, one that works on both Windows and Mac (as well as Linux), and is completely offline, interfacing directly with the MIDI Extension. Of course, choose the one that works best for you, no matter what!