i’m trying to develop some applications for myself, with the goal of creating an interface for me to play laptop while also playing drumset. i have a 128 and a 64, i’d like to use both - the 128 as more of a playing surface, the 64 as more of a control surface.
the grid studies lesson is fantastic but i find myself moving away from wanting to use a grid as a step sequencer. for a previous project i partitioned my 128 into a sequencer and a set of toggles for control purposes. my question is - what is the best way to use a monome to send information without having to poll that information with a metro/step sequencer? much of my music either doesn’t have a tempo or has a highly variable tempo so i want to avoid the use of clocks when possible.
i was able to use the grid to toggle, but it involved using a ton of sends and receives, and i can’t help but feel like there must be a better way, especially since i don’t want everything to have to be a toggle. it would be nice to basically have a gridded keyboard.
does anyone know of any resources for me to get there? any good applications to take a look inside?