alphaPad, Launchpad Step Sequencer updated to v1.2

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Thibaut Labbé alphaPad

Thibaut Labbé has released version 1.2 of alphaPad, a step sequencer for the Novation Launchpad.

Alphapad was at first a personal project. I wanted to use my Launchpad as a step sequencer. Since I didn’t find any software to do that, I decided to program it myself. I realized then that other people would maybe be interested as well.

In view of the success of the first youtube video on the alphaPad, I wanted to continue improving the alphaPad and adding new functions. However, I cannot continue working on this project for free. That’s the reason why I decided to release the first version (1.0) of the alphaPad for free, as a demo version, and to propose the newer versions to those that support the alphaPad development.

Changes in alphaPad v1.2

  • Solves the glitch issue.
  • Adds a save/open function.
  • MIDI routing between alphaPad and the host was greatly simplified.

alphaPad 1.0 is available as a free download for Windows (no saving function, delay issues; some delay appears when the patterns are edited). The latest version of alphaPad is available upon donation.

More information: alphaPad


alphaPad, Launchpad Step Sequencer

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Thibaut Labbé has released alphaPad, a free step sequencer for the Novation Launchpad.

alphaPad features

  • 8 instruments working on distinct channels.
  • 8 patterns / instrument, 64 patterns in total.
  • 8 notes / pattern.
  • Pattern length from 8 to 32 steps.
  • Gate, velocity and pitch control.
  • 3 modes:
    • Edit mode for creating patterns.
    • Launch mode for playing patterns (works as the session mode of Ableton Live).
    • Select mode for choosing the pattern to edit.
  • Easy synchronization with host using midi notes.

alphaPad is available as a free download for Windows. Donations are appreciated.

More information: alphaPad