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LDM ROLI Blocks Novation Circuit Pack

7 unique Roli Lightpad M apps for the Novation Circuit

£22.00

The LDM ROLI Blocks Novation Circuit Pack consists of 7 unique custom-built Roli Lightpad M apps designed to expand the control and possibilities of the Novation Circuit. Play samples chromatically, do some fingerdrumming, or bring full tactile control of Synth Macros using Aftertouch and Slide! The pack also includes a Circuit pack with 64 specially designed patches and samples to demonstrate the power of the apps.
Developer: LDM Design
Compatibility: N/A
OS: Mac & WIndows
Min. Requirements: LightPad M & ROLI Dashboard to update your BLOCK

Description

The LDM ROLI Blocks Novation Circuit Pack consists of 7 unique custom-built Roli Lightpad M apps designed to expand the control and possibilities of the Novation Circuit. Play samples chromatically, do some fingerdrumming, or bring full tactile control of Synth Macros using Aftertouch and Slide! The pack also includes a Circuit pack with 64 specially designed patches and samples to demonstrate the power of the apps.

These 7 custom-built Roli Lightpad M apps have been created to open up a whole new level of functionality and incredible tactile control of synth parameters of the Novation Circuit. 

LDM ROLI BLOCKS NOVATION CIRCUIT PACK CONTENTS

CIRCUIT CHORDSET

This app provides a quick easy way to play a set of chords for each degree of a major or minor scale  playing the Circuit synths. The pressure and slide are mapped by default to Marcos 1 and 2 for easy parameter changes.

CIRCUIT DRUMMER

Here we can use the 16 pads for fingerdrumming and utilise the 4 sample tracks on the Circuit as choke groups for the samples. This way we can simultaneously play different samples at the same time, and tap out drum patterns live as you would with any pad controller.

CIRCUIT SAMPLE

While navigating the limitations of the Novation Circuit*, we can play samples chromatically with semitone accuracy up to 9 semitones above or below the original pitch of the sample. This app provides a quick easy way to play melodies using a single sample.

CIRCUIT MULTISAMPLE

Like the Sample app*, but for a more realistic sound, this app maps 6 samples (each 3 semitones apart) across the 16 pads. Each sample then is only transposed 1 semitone from the original pitch. Great for using natural acoustic sounds such as a piano!

CIRCUIT ONESHOT

This app is designed for triggering one-shot samples live using preset FX momentary pads. There are 12 samples pads and 4 fully editable FX pads, which can set levels for Reverb, Delay, Distortion and Repitching.

CIRCUIT STRINGS

This amazing unique app brings a guitar surface for playing the synths. Play melodies across the 6 strings, perform ‘pitch bend’ glides along the string, hammer on and pull off, utilise pressure and slide across the strings to affect the Macros. The app even provides chord pads to play specific editable chords across the strings.

CIRCUIT SYNTHESIST

Using a 16 pad layout, this app allows you to play the synths on the Circuit with ‘pitch bend’ glides, pressure aftertouch and slide to affect the synth Macros. You can play chromatically or choose the same scales as the default Circuit scales.

*While playing live, the samples are transposed correctly. However, as a limitation of the Circuit, if you record the playback into the sequencer, some of the notes may not be pitched correctly. This means you must repitch them using the knob on the actual Circuit, using the pad on the Lightpad as a reference pitch. It’s not ideal but it doesn’t take long.

CIRCUIT PACK

You also get a full circuit pack with 64 specifically designed synth patches to allow the apps to function with semitone ‘pitch bend’ and 3 different ways of working with the pressure aftertouch.

Normal style – Velocity sensitive patches using the ADSR, with Macros 1 & 2 for aftertouch and slide, and Macro 8 set to change the semitone for the ‘pitch bend’.

Pressure style – These patches map the pressure to the amplitude, so that the attack, sustain level and release of the sound are entirely controlled by the pressure. Great for organic ambient sounds!

Hybrid style – One oscillator is mapped to pressure, and the other to strike. Slowly pressing the pad will play exactly as the pressure style patch, but with a quick strike to the pad, a totally different sound will play, using the second oscillator. Now you get 2 sounds per synth!

The pack also provides 64 samples, positioned to allow the apps to access their relevant samples by their default positions.

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INSTALLATION

Our Products are generally provided as Zip file downloads which in all cases will need to be extracted and saved to your hard drive prior to installation. Details on the different file type provided and what to do with them are below.

.alp Files – These are Ableton Live Packs and will install directly into the Packs Section of the browser of Ableton Live. When you double click on them you will see a pop up window asking you to confirm that installation is ok as the files are described as “Legacy”. This is fine and you are ok to proceed, the packs are created using the format for an earlier version of Live and so remain compatible with the current version.

.amxd files – These are individual MaxforLive Devices and can be stored anywhere on your hard drive. We’d advise creating a folder for them and then adding that folder as a location within the Places section of Lives Browser.

Control Surface Scripts – Please refer to the individual User Guides provided with your download, an abridged version of the installation will be shown further down this page.

ClyphX Pro – Please refer directly to the manual and installation video for this specific product.

Novation Circuit Packs – These are provided as individual Sysex Files and as a complete bank file. All are to be installed using a version of the Circuit Editor and not via Novations Components back up utility.

ROLI Apps – Open the ROLI Dashboard and connect your BLOCKS controller, then drag the .littlefoot file onto the image of the BLOCK.

DEVELOPER

LDM Devices

LDM Design is a project which started life in 2016, recreating Monome apps in Max For Live to use natively on the Launchpad Mini, which are still freely available on his website. He also created the popular glitchy multi-FX sequencer devices Manglerack and MangleFX, influenced by the legendary Illformed Glitch VST. Since then the project has expanded into making all kinds of M4L devices, always taking care in designing a clean, unique GUI. Many of his devices also show a love for introducing various degrees of chaos and probability into music production. His first release for Isotonik, the LP Pack, continued recreating and improving upon classic Monome apps and original ideas to expand the creative potential of the Novation Launchpad Mk1 and Mk2. Next, as a homage to the great Brian Eno and his creative processes, LDM then released the best-selling Chance 10 Pack, which is a selection of modules utilizing chaos and probability to affect various elements of production. There are a number of great free devices available on his website – ldmdesign.org. Chords in Key converts single MIDI notes into chords based on a set key, Gravity Delay is a fun ‘bouncing ball’ MIDI delay, and Autosputter is for live glitchy audio slicing, based on the old Instajungle VST. LDM Design continues to work on projects for Isotonik and his own website which will be available soon.

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