LDM ROLI Blocks Pack TWO

4 MORE CRACKING APPS!

£30.00 £18.00

The LDM ROLI Blocks Pack is made up of four apps from LDM Design for the ROLI Blocks controller.
  • Bjorklund
  • Chance
  • Pentagome
  • Pressulator
Developer: LDM Design
Compatibility: N/A
OS: Mac & WIndows
Min. Requirements: LightPad M & ROLI Dashboard to update your BLOCK

Description

Following on from the success of the LDM ROLI BLOCKS Pack ONE, LDM Design has been hard at work created another stellar release of four new apps for the versatile MIDI controller.

BJORKLUND

Bjorklund is a euclidean sequencer with 6 channels. Each channel can have up to 24 steps for the total length. The number of pulses within those steps are spread out as evenly as possible across the sequence according to the Bjorklund euclidean algorithm. Many traditional drum patterns across the world use what could be described as euclidean patterns.

At the top there is a display of the currently selected sequence, with a bright colour showing the steps that are active. Set the number of total steps, and the number of pulses (active steps) using the appropriate increase and decrease buttons below the sequence. Each track will trigger a note according to the scale set up in Dashboard.

Sliding the finger across the sequence will rotate the sequence to nudge the entire sequence forwards or backwards, maintaining the same pattern throughout the sequence.

Hold any of the steps, and a slider will appear, allowing you to set the velocity level per step. Don’t rotate the sequence and try to set the velocity at the same time.

The currently selected track can be changed by pressing one of the coloured buttons, and the colour of the sequence will change accordingly. To play or stop all sequences, press one of the play / stop buttons one the left or right at the bottom.

The modulator is designed to introduce parameter changes from pressure and slide.

CHANCE

Chance is a 16 step, 6 track sequencer which includes mute and solo controls for live manipulation.

With this app you can also set the velocity level and the probability for each step. This can allow for evolving and semi-generative patterns within the 16 step sequence.

Each of the 6 tracks can be selected using the coloured buttons at the top.

To turn on steps within the sequence, tap any square in the pattern grid. The strength of the strike will set the velocity level for that step, though this can be edited manually (see below).

Each track has a solo and mute button.

Play or stop the sequence with the button in the bottom right.

Velocity & Probability

By holding the finger down on any of the steps, a slider will appear at the top of the display. This allows you to edit the velocity level for that step.

If the Probability button is switched on, instead you will be able to set the probability level for that step to be played. By default each step is set to 100% probability.

PENTAGOME

Pentagome is inspired by the Polygome monome device. The app allows instant transposition of up to 5 different programmable sequences. Set to a specific scale, a set pattern can be played from up to 20 different notes, and responds to pressure and slide. Each pattern can then be latched on while preserving the pressure and slide values, while you can play a new pattern on the grid. Each pattern can be set with a dynamic pattern length which can include empty steps.

PRESSULATOR

Pressulator is inspired by the Korg Kaossilator. Play through a scale by sliding your finger across the block.

As you slide your finger across the X-axis, the notes will play through a scale. First setup the scale in Dashboard.

The Y-axis will send the slide parameter.

Pressure will set the note velocity by default, but can also be set to channel pressure etc. in the Dashboard. The app is designed to be monophonic.

 

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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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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.

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