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Novolution has announced a new matrix MIDI controller for Ableton Live, the GridPad Ten x Eight, that promises to “let you break free from the 4/4 routine”.

The Ten x Eight, pronounced “ten X eight”, is unique in that it features a grid of eight rows with ten buttons, instead of the standard eight by eight layout.

“Not only does it let you break free from the 4/4 routine,” says Novolution CEO Fallacia Holiday,”the GridPad Ten x Eight gives you 25% more buttons than other controllers.” Read more…



Stray Technologies has announced that their Bliptronic 5000-to-Monome Clone conversion kit is now available.

This kit includes Everything you need to convert your ThinkGeek Bliptronic 5000 synthesizer to a fully working “Arduinome” style open-source Monome Clone controller.

The kit includes PCB, FTDI (usb-to-serial) cable, programmed Atmega microcontroller, electronic parts, potentiometers, ribbon cable, connectors, and extensive instructions.

Tools needed:

  • Soldering iron, solder, screw driver, xacto-blade, and wire strippers (hot glue gun recommended).
  • 2-3 hour building time for an intermediate kit builder.
  • ThinkGeek Bliptronic 5000 not included!

The Bliptronome conversion kit sell for $73.