Livid Instruments annouces Block controller
The fine gentlemen and scholars at Livid Instruments have announced their new smaller form factor interface today, the svelte Block controller. It is hard to look at grids of buttons these days without mentioning the myth, the legend, the Monome; however, this baby is amped up with a few more needed controllers that you would probably want some extra gear to cover anyway.
Plus, one of the things that makes Livid’s controllers really great is their additional software support, they have some of the finest applications available.
Block is a compact and programmable MIDI control surface designed for interactive audio performance. Built on the same bi-directional and adaptable platform as the Ohm64, Block provides a powerful interface for creating and interacting with sound in a small easy-to-transport body. Sixty four backlight led buttons provide endless possibilities for visual feedback with the instrument by connecting it to Ableton Live, Max/Msp, our open source sounds apps, or any other software that supports MIDI. The open source blockEditor application lets you reprogram any of the controller’s sixty four clip buttons, eight knobs, two faders, and seven function buttons. Block is hand crafted from lightweight wood and aluminum for easy portability.