Tbh, alt grid setup is a compromise any which way you look at it. I went with the launchpad mk2 because I’d already brought one and buying a second one S/h was easy and cheap. It does have the advantage of square buttons similar to the monome grid.
I suspect there is a bug in the launchpad mk2 Linux driver, I have no proof though but I’ve ruled almost everything else out. It causes some minor glitches / mid lights, which annoying but not a show stopper.
I haven’t used the apc or the MK3 (prices on the MK3 are a lot steeper and scarce around here in New Zealand)
I am a new Norns Shield user who is very excited to try using my Launchpad Mk2 and Launchpad Mk2 Mini with Midigrid. Is there a very dumbed-down, centralized step-by-step list of instructions available regarding what scripts I need to install on the Norns and how to get the Launchpads up and running as a poor-man’s Grid?
Hey! Thanks for helping. Sorry for replying so late. I ended up getting a Launchpad MK3 mini instead of the APC (got an OK deal used). This was yesterday night, will probably only be able to try it out this weekend. Cheers!
I have few myself; it’s mostly a matter of making sure that a few key names of midi devices (in this case the Launchpad Mini Mk3[s]) are in place in the midigrid libs, and then pasting the right line that calls midigrid into any script you want to use it.
Still more than I can manage to figure out by myself. Usually I do well digging up the info I need for these kinds of things, but the Norns environment is still so new to me that I’m at a bit of a loss… Thanks!
Please bear with me (also @Chico) as I have had to reinstall Linux on my desktop computer recently and am rebuilding folders etc including my Norns Shield backups.
Update: logged in to Dust to have a look at how I set up Arcologies and found the following:
Is correct except you should have ("midigrid/lib/mg_128") with double rather than single quotes in there, I think.
I’ve had a look back through my /dust folder and what I downloaded, and it seems that as far as I can tell I installed the midigrid script from @JaggedNZ’s Github into /dust/code and I recall that the Mini Mk3s worked with no further configuration of the script itself (it’s possible I’m wrong about this, but it looks unchanged to me from a quick check).
Adding the line local grid = include("midigrid/lib/mg_128") before local g = grid.connect() is how you get it working with each script you want to use with the Launchpads. You can do this using Maiden in your web browser to edit, test (and save!) each script if you find this easier than using say FTP to work on the code over wifi.
Awake is a good script to test midigrid with as it is simple to add the line noted above and to see it working when everything hopefully goes right.