yes, basically one of my main problem (or question mark) at the moment is if the monome controller can do what i'd like it to do. and yes billy, the programming part is the fact that scares me most. i'm really not into programming and don't have the time or the will to dig into stuff like that... rather just make some tunes, ey
in my live setup i'm using a simple max/msp patch with which i can load upto 14 sounds into single buffers and control the loudness and the pitch. thanks to kim cascone by the way who helped me a lot to program that patch years ago...
at the moment i'm using a doepfer controller to control the volume and pitch of each layer. but in the future i'd like to perform electronic music without touching the computer and be able to control everything from one interface (eg. maybe or maybe not the monome controller). my idea would be to load all the sounds in max/msp into single buffers and be able to control them with whatever controller. a longer while ago i've also spent some time thinking about acquiring a lemur...
here are the main features which i'd like to be able to control:
- trigger the sounds
- skip through the folder of sounds in max/msp (without using the trackpad of the computer)
- load and delete sounds
- make volume changes (longer and shorter fades)
- controll pitch (through 0.5 octave steps)
- be able to control the eq of each sound (something i can't do at the moment)
- start and stop several sounds togehter (define groups of sounds)
these are more or less the most important aspects that come to mind. my biggest fear with the monome is that it seems to be aimed to be a great step sequencer, but i don't know if it can also be used for more quiet and none pattern oriented music. for instance how can i make a long fade with it? with my existing doepfer controller has endless knobs so i just can use a knob per sound and set the volume of each layer with that...
of course i'd be happy for any other controller suggestions.