Attached to this post you can find ‘control’, a patch that turns your monome 128 grid into an open platform for custom MIDI controller making. I found the need for something like this some time ago when I was improvising with fellow musicians. I prepared some stuff but during rehearsal I felt that I wanted more control over my interface. Some faders here, some toggles there, an xy-pad … and in a different situation a grid filled with faders f.i… I wanted to be able to build it on the fly … so I gave it a shot …
Control gives you the ability to draw controls (faders, momentary buttons, toggle buttons, xy pads) onto any place on the grid. I’ve implemented a paging system for up to 16 layouts (= 16 MIDI channels) which can be saved, together with their presets.
After creating the layouts you can map your controls to your DAW. In Ableton Live f.i., just activate MIDI-mapping, select the parameter you want to control and assign a control on the grid by pushing a corresponding key.
Would somebody care to give this a try? If you do, be sure to read the info in the patch and you’ll be up and running in no time. It’s still in its early stages so there are still some bugs but it works fine for me. let me know what you think.
download control on github