I have recorded a short video to swiftly demonstrate a couple of things my selfmade Ableton Live-controller can do. This device allows me to control Ableton Live without the annoying need to use a mouse, as it is able to do things like launching soundclips, changing views on the Ableton Live interface, triggering effects and more.
Watch the low-quality video below (the editing-software I used apparently could not handle 720p-videos) to see and hear what this controller does! Well, at least if you can actually see a thing. One cannot recognise much of the stuff going on with Ableton Live in the background. I really have to record another demo-video in higher quality soon.
The good thing about the “HardtraX-controller” is that it did not cost me much, yet already allows for some helpful additional functionality especially when used in conjuction with another controller (for instance the Evolution UC-33e as seen in the video above). Moreover it is quite a unique little box that makes people go like “WTF?” when Jackhamma and I show up for a gig. Yes, I know I could have bought a Novation Launchpad for example to launch clips without a mouse, but that would have cost me at least twice at much and would not be as individual as this neat little thing (and the Launchpad is actually not as compact either).
If you are interested in hearing the latest HardtraX vs. Jackhamma live-PA from our gig in London last month (featuring this controller), please go to the download-section or read one of the previous posts about the Datablender Techno Label Night.
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