Just last week, we were kicking it with our buddy Nafie for lunch, when we decided to pay our friend, Tobias a visit at Hand-Eye Supply. First off, if you’ve never been there, I’d highly recommend checking it out. They’re a wonderful shop and resource for designer crafts, notebooks, apparel, design books, and recently, their Curiosity Club, which is pretty much an in depth conference / mixer for a wide range of creatives, ranging from developers / programmers, designers, producers, typographers, etc… Definitely oozing with inspiration.
While we were there pestering Tobias, he dropped Parallelogram’s MLRV on me, and I was immediately sold, along with the artist, galapagoose, (whom I recently became a huge fan of). Apparently galapagoose gave a live demonstration of MLRV’s capabilities at their last Curiosity Club meet up. Unfortunately I wasn’t there to witness all the magic, but based on these videos [see above], I’m betting people were super impressed with the overall demonstration.
Based on what I’ve read and dabbled with, MLRV works really well with grid-based midi controllers, e.g. Monome, Akai’s apc / mpd, novation’s launchpad, and more…
I’m still learning all the ins and outs of MLRV, but already it seems super intuitive to having more of a tangible, hands-on type of setup for any live performances for producers and / or DJs. And best of all, it’s free (at least for the time being). Anyway, I’d highly recommend you checking it out if you get the chance, and if you’re so inclined, shoot a donation their way. These cats at Parallelogram are working hard on what they believe in. And if this is what they’re churning out, they deserve all the support they can get.
To learn more about MLRV and / or galapagoose, check out Parallelogram directly. Cheers!