The Novation’s launchpad is a 8×8 RG LED MIDI controller similar to the Monome. In addition, it has 8 Button on the top and 8 Scene Button on the left. Originally meant as MIDI Controller its bundled with Ableton Live to pimp your DJ Sets and Tunes. All over it’s a wonderful device, not only for your music, but for doing some LED ouput & input hacking.
Thomas Jachmanns released a ruby library gem quite soon after the device was released. But by now, I couldn’t find any Processing/Java support, so it’s was time to create a proper wrapper library… and here it is!
The library provides an interface to access novation’s launchpad programmatically and is heavily based on ruby launchpad gem which you can see by it’s similar APIs. LEDs can be lighted and button presses can be listened to.
In addition, it includes a wrapper for the Monomic Library, so you can port all Monome Processing code to Launchpad easily!
more Video examples comming soon!