I also like the idea of a module with plenty of inputs and inputs, controlled by a grid. I have something similar. I thought I could post it here, in case it might interest someone. So… for info: I’ve built a matrix mixer with a Monome and an ES-8 and a Raspberry Pi (it has some additional functions, it’s not only a mixer), I’m using it everyday it’s working great now.
Here’s the layout at the moment:
Page 1 -> Matrix mixer for 12 inputs and 16 outputs
Page 2 -> Input attenuators
Page 3 ( A B C D) -> Sends gain
Page 4 -> Midi faders (used to control the volume of my synths)
Page 5 -> CV or Midi polyphonic Quantizers (“beta” state, it’s just a quantizer inspired by Uscale and Qubit Chords, I’m using the CV capabilities of the ES-8, not just the audio)
To be continued… There’s no Panning page but that would be easy to add.
And things accessible on every pages:
- 2 channels recorder (records to SD card)
- 16 custom functions (in my case, they’re mapped to randomizers for Strymon pedals, P12 randomizer and control of the looper of Strymon Timeline).
- Write ( saves the state of the console), Load (console recall) and clear.
- (used to have a momentary switch to display vu-meters but that wasn’t really reliable, too much processing power for nothing, removed now)
It’s a work in progress, many pages are still free. Of course, it’s made for an ES-8, the software lives in a Pi3 (pureData), etc… I had to create something with the things I have (especially the Monome 256 which was not used anymore)
Here’s a proof of concept posted last month (many things have changed now), at that time the channel numbers were reversed but that gives an idea of the project. (and the reason why I built this setup is explained in the description ^^)
And now it looks like that https://www.instagram.com/p/BeyYy5DFZ0X/?taken-by=nordseele_
Edit : The thing boots up faster than my Mac and recalls the latest console state, that was my goal: a kind of dawless standalone setup
8 audio inputs from UAD (or any other interface with ADAT output) to ES_8 via ADAT
++ 4 inputs directly on the ES_8 module
8 outputs to ES_8
++ 8 more outputs to ADAT (I only use two of them at the moment to send a mix to an Apollo Twin, I wish I could find a standalone recorder with ADAT inputs)
The pi is also connected to an Iconnectmidi4+
And a Softstep 2
Bluetooth over midi for communication with Roli blocks