dimanche 5 août 2012

v 2.5 in the pipeline

It's been a long time, but I found myself wanting to get back to work on Midi Control DS. The major point I'm willing to improve is the compatibility. Many people reported that the app is hanging at the "connecting" screen on some flashcarts. If that is your case, I recommend to update your flashcard to the latest firmware possible, try again, and if it still does not work, please post a comment right here with the following information :
- DS Model (DS tank, DS Lite, DSi, ...)
- Flashcart model
- Flashcard firmware and version
- Nature of the problem (if it connects, if it does not connect, if it freezes on the connecting animation or if the animation is still running)

Other improvements should include variable loop size (more than just 16 steps), easier midi asignement on the XY pad (by using button X and Y, just like on the v1), maybe some better graphics (if you're a good designer and are willing to help on this point, let me know !), and whatever will come to my mind.

mercredi 18 janvier 2012

Windows Phone 7 DSMI port and MidiControlWP7

Looking at the Windows Phone Marketplace, I realised that there are no MIDI Controller at all, in comparison to the few you can find on iPhone. So I decided to make one, and since having a server is mandatory, I figured I would make a port of DSMI for Windows Phone, since the server already exists on all platforms and I won't have to create my own. The port should not take long. I already managed to send midi messages to the server without a lot of code, so the rest should follow soon.

It will only work on Windows Phone 7.1, since the sockets are not available on the previous version (that's probably one of the reasons there are no midi controllers yet).

Naturally, I will make an app using this newly created library, and will most likely release it on the Marketplace. Stay tuned !

As for the iPhone port of MidiControlDS that some of you asked, I'm affraid it will never happen, since I don't have a Mac and will never. I prefer to focus on the Windows Phone version, since there are a lot of alternatives on iPhone, and nothing on WP.

dimanche 18 décembre 2011

Korg nanoKontrol2 Custom Remote Script for Ableton Live

I got a brand new Korg nanoKontrol , and Korg had the great idea to include a MackieControl emulation mode, that works really well with Ableton Live. But just like the APC20, it didn't work quite like I would have liked. Instead of Pan control, I prefer to have the knobs row to control Send. And the mute leds are on when you mute a track. I prefer to have it the other way : led on when the track is not muted.

I went on to decompyle the compiled python files from Ableton Live 8.2 but after hours and hours of trying, some of the files could not be decompyled. I then tried with sources of an old version of Ableton that were public, and it did work fine, so I started from there.

I managed to do the modifications I wanted in no time, and here's the result ! It will work with all Ableton Live versions from 7 to 8.2 at least.


For the moment the only modifications are :
- Pan knobs control the Send A parameter of the track
- Mute leds are on when the track is on, off when the track is muted.

I will do further modifications, since there are some buttons that I won't really use on the left of the controller. Cycle could be used as a "Shift" button just like on the APC, and combined with the Track and Marker buttons, could be used to switch between Send A/B/C etc, or to select a track, a device, and control it with the knobs. I don't know yet. If you have ideas, they are welcome !

jeudi 7 juillet 2011

GBATemp Homebrew Bounty results

The winners for the GBATemp Homebrew Bounty have been announced. I was participating with MIDIControl DS in the DS Homebrew category. I am not in the top 3 but I still got a 9th place (on 24 participants) and came out as the first non-game homebrew of the category, which is good !
Congratulations to the 3 winners, and to the 20 other contestants !

1. Space Impakto DS (DS Entry) (60 points)
2. Arsenal (DS Entry) (57 points)
3. Fireworlds - A DS platformer/puzzle game. (DS Entry) (51 points)
4. Mind Maze (W.I.P) (DS Entry) (32 points)
5. Chronoclon (WIP) (DS entry) (30 points)
6. RedTemple (DS Entry) (25 points)
7. EarthShakerDS (DS Entry) (18 points)
8. NCIS "Around The World" (DS Entry) (13 points)
9. MIDIControl DS v2 (DS Entry) (13 points)
10. devkitARM (DS Entry -- Development) (11 points)
11. Super Smash Bros Crash! DS Demo 9 Version (WIP) (DS Entry) (9 points)
12. Boondoggle (DS Entry) (8 points)
13. Back From Ashes WIP (DS Entry) (8 points)
14. Mr.Robot and his robot factory (DS Entry) (8 points)
15. Robot Unicorn Attack DS (DS Entry) (7 points)
16. DS App Studio (DS Entry -- PC Software) (6 points)
17. DSLiero (DS Entry) (3 points)
18. MCinfoDS (DS entry) (3 points)
19. Bible for NDS (3 points)
20. TanksDS (WIP) (DS Entry) (3 points)
21. Gaia DS (WIP) (DS Entry) (3 points)
22. homebrew nyan (DS Entry) (2 points)
23. Cherophobe (DS Entry), First Person Shooter (1 points)
24. ChatMe (DS Entry) (1 points)

See the topic on GBATemp

mercredi 1 juin 2011

MIDI Control DS v2

After a few weeks of beta testing, I am proud to release the final v2 ! It comes with a complete manual that explain how to setup your computer to use it, and how to use the program.

List of features
- 4 modes : X/Y, Pads, Mixer, Sliders
- MIDI Sync with the DAW
- MIDI feedback from the DAW
- Every CC parameters are configurable
- CC state saving
X/Y touchscreen controller
- Sends 3 CCs : X position, Y position, Z : 127 if pressed, 0 if released
- 4 banks
- Loop recording (only if MIDI Sync is active)
- 12 transposable pads
- Velocity (hit the center = greater velocity)
- Note repeat (only if MIDI Sync is active)
- 8 slider controllers
- 8 mute buttons
- 16 sliders with customizable color
- 3 banks

Download on FileTrip

samedi 21 mai 2011

Screenshots of the beta

Here are some screenshots from the beta.

Mode selection menu

Kaoss-pad mode :

Pads mode :

Mixer mode :

Sliders mode :

vendredi 6 mai 2011