the monome 40h is a reconfigurable grid of sixty-four backlit buttons.
buttons can be configured as toggles, radio groupings, sliders, or organized into more sophisticated systems to monitor and trigger sample playback positions, stream 1-bit video, interact with dynamic physical models, and play games. button press and visual indication are decoupled by design: the correlation is established by each application.
applications span all forms of media and data. the 40h uses usb and talks serial, midi, and open sound control.
all software and firmware is open source. we aim to facilitate a community of shared exploration...
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two-tone aluminum and warm white light. $700. shipping late january.
welcome the third member in the monome modular trilogy, earthsea. a shape-memory pattern instrument. earthsea lets you play your synth directly using a tone map, recall CV parameter sets with shapes, and add flexible pattern recording to weave a flurry of sound. details here. available immediately.
we’ve made a grid kit. it has the newest electronics from the current 128, meaning it’ll be perfect for our eurorack modules. the kit includes a milled faceplate and bottom plate, ready to play after some assembly. surface mount soldering is required. you choose and source your own LED. we’ve written up a full guide at monome.org/docs/gridkit. this is limited edition. we will not be making this kit as an ongoing product. and it’s $480. get one here.
meadowphysics as a module
rhizomatic cascading counter. run it like flin or boing or weirder. it exists as an aleph operator and a grid-driven max/msp patch, and now it can live in eurorack modular land. this video quickly demonstrates some live patching, highlighting the ability to hot-swap the usb cable between multiple monome modules– here we switch between the white whale and meadowphysics with seamless timing and a quick refresh. patching usb is as natural as moving a 3.5mm cable. more details on the modular page and also see the full documentation.
we made a module that talks to your modular synth, allowing the grid to play with no help from computers. it’s a live probabilistic step sequencer. it’s the first in a series. it’s called white whale. more details here.
interview with taylor deupree
taylor deupree has an extraordinary commitment to music– creating, championing, fostering and collaborating– the catalog of his label 12k is both prolific and deeply considered. his highly refined musical and visual aesthetic is embedded in every recording, every release. his simultaneous embrace of error and imperfection along with an affinity for order and symmetry makes for complex and organic sounds and shades. he captures entire universes for us to hear and see, occupy and explore. i. Instrument, Utensil, Implement, Machine, or Apparatus? which? why? where? if you had to … continue reading,,.
a new application for grids with computers and grids with aleph soundcomputers. meadowphysics is a tangled cascade counter with rapid tactile rule changing. it makes emergent rhythms, melodies, layers of chords and parameter changes. it can be configured simply to act like flin or incomprehensibly to create long duration ever-changing cycles. monome.org/docs/app:meadowphysics meadowphysics takes great advantage of the new variable-brightness grids, which are availalbe now for ordering and will ship in the coming weeks. and! welcome the new aleph drum synth module.
a record label emerging from of the monome community presents its first release! from the site: “The Leap is a record label, podcast and event based in Boston, MA and Santa Fe, NM. Founded by Adam Ribaudo (Boston) and Frank Rose (Santa Fe), The Leap features electronic music artists in monthly releases, a semi-monthly event in Boston and a podcast of said event. The Leap showcases emerging artists taking risks and contributing new ideas that stand out in what?s become a sea of electronic music.” check it out! leap
interview with randy jones
randy jones is a musician and instrument builder whose work i’ve long admired. his designs exemplify vision, invention, and integrity in equal measure, brimming with care and a thoughtfulness that reveals the human behind the technology. he’s created an astonishing new sound palette with kaivo, designed an interface with the soundplane and still manages to find time to expertly control the dance floor with these machines and a microphone. i. Instrument, Utensil, Implement, Machine, or Apparatus? which? why? where? if you had to choose just one preindustrial tool, which … continue reading,,.
trent gill (galapagoose) performs ssensse using mlrv and the new application mesh which records live gestures into a large number of banks, allowing instant replay of past selves layered one upon another.