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Adaptable, minimalist interface: Monome

February 4, 2009

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Adaptable, minimalist interfaces

256 buttons on it lined up in rows. an Apple laptop, a mixer thing and DJ Daedelus himself.

Daedelusis a flagship user for the Monome, a small MIDI device designed by engineers Brian Crabtree and Kelli Cain, that’s connected via USB cable to a MacBook running a Cycling ’74 Max/MSP software program with the OSC protocol. The setup allows him to chop up dozens of tracks from his decade-long discography, remixing them into a furiously imaginative set.

The Monome

Three models: two fifty six (16×16), one twenty eight (16×8), and sixty four (8×8).

Each is a reconfigurable grid of backlit keypads which connects to a computer. interaction between the keys and lights is determined by the application running on the computer. there is no hard-wired functionality.

This new series evolved from the 40h which began as an interface for our own music performance and art practice. we also make available a kit version which allows users to create their own 40h-like devices.

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Applications

Live sample cutters, math simulations, drum machines, generative controllers, tonal maps, games, visualizations. browse here. we make available all sources to encourage community contribution and enthusiasm. We share and thrive.

specifications

model two fifty six
elements 16 by 16 (256 total)
dimensions 10.75 by 10.75 by 1.5 inches
materials 6061 anodized aluminum, translucent silicone, conductive silicone, hand-crafted black walnut, lead-free components and circuit boards
interface usb 2.0
power external power supply (included, rated international)
platforms os x, windows xp, linux
model one twenty eight
elements 16 by 8 (128 total)
dimensions 10.75 by 6.00 by 1.5 inches
materials 6061 anodized aluminum, translucent silicone, conductive silicone, hand-crafted black walnut, lead-free components and circuit boards
interface usb 2.0
power external power supply (included, rated international)
platforms os x, windows xp, linux
model sixty four
elements 8 by 8 (64 total)
dimensions 6.00 by 6.0 by 1.5 inches
materials 6061 anodized aluminum, translucent silicone, conductive silicone, hand-crafted black walnut, lead-free components and circuit boards
interface usb 2.0
power bus powered
platforms os x, windows xp, linux
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8 comments

  1. love the monome…
    … and if someone is interested: i’ve started a german monome blog / tutorial maybe useful for beginners – a documentation of my way to figure out the max/msp programs and patches for monome, step by step.

    http://meandmo.wordpress.com/


  2. nice stuff to play. have any one try on?


  3. love the monome too


  4. Thank for your post.


  5. Nice post, Thank for sharing.


  6. Quality performance


  7. Thank you very much but i like informaiton to you.


  8. The best information but i like



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