Loomer Architect: A modular MIDI toolkit

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experimental.crow
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5951 posts since 9 Mar, 2003 from The Druid Hills

Post Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:03 pm

for fixing a hole in the ocean ,
might i recommend a dove-tail joint ?..
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UncleAge
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1514 posts since 11 Jun, 2005 from Phoenix, Arizona

Re: Loomer Architect: A modular MIDI toolkit

Post Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:58 pm

colin@loomer wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 5:34 am
Had a quick go at the simplest channel splitter I could make.
Can't wait to give it a go!

UncleAge
KVRAF
1514 posts since 11 Jun, 2005 from Phoenix, Arizona

Re: Loomer Architect: A modular MIDI toolkit

Post Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:00 pm

bronswerk wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:52 am
Maybe some of you know I wrote a program named "Zyklus Improvisor"
I remember and I loved it :tu:

yemski
KVRian
680 posts since 2 Apr, 2004 from London

Re: Loomer Architect: A modular MIDI toolkit

Post Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:12 am

So this could be of interest to people, like myself, who use VCV and/or Reaktor blocks, but are not necessarily interested in building modules or diving down to a more deep level of coding generative systems and the like.
Although, before I got into any sort of modular stuff, I couldn't imagine myself working in that paradigm. So, you never know...
Musicmaker: "I'm playing all the right notes, but not neccesarily in the right order" Eric Morecame : Comedy Bhoddisatva

yemski
KVRian
680 posts since 2 Apr, 2004 from London

Re: Loomer Architect: A modular MIDI toolkit

Post Fri Dec 28, 2018 7:14 am

Plus one for Zyklus Improvisor. Great work back in the day.
Musicmaker: "I'm playing all the right notes, but not neccesarily in the right order" Eric Morecame : Comedy Bhoddisatva

mevla
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2587 posts since 3 Nov, 2015

Re: Loomer Architect: A modular MIDI toolkit

Post Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:10 am

The Zyklus Improvisor seems to be quite good indeed. I do not run 32-bit Windows binaries though.

bronswerk
KVRist
174 posts since 14 Apr, 2006

Re: Loomer Architect: A modular MIDI toolkit

Post Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:15 am

Thank you guys, much appreciated.

I can't wait when Architect arrives and figure out what it can do. I'm catching up on reading some old (large!) threads and I can only say that Colin did a monumental job. This program may very well be a game changer in the midi mangler world as we know it today.

lickle_emu
KVRist
108 posts since 1 Feb, 2014

Re: Loomer Architect: A modular MIDI toolkit

Post Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:26 am

colin@loomer wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:36 am
lickle_emu wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:01 am
Would you say that Architect is more geared towards those who enjoy getting under the hood and programming or building from scratch?
To an extent I think people who like to delve deep will get more from it, but making it accessible to non-coders has always been a design consideration. You can do a lot just with the built-in sequencer stuff, and I think it's only natural that a curious musician would graduate to using the sequencer modulation inlets; from there, it's only a short walk to building your own macros. On the other hand, I'm hoping a sizeable user library would also mean that you can do most things by "Legoing" black-box macros together with really caring about how they work internally.
lickle_emu wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 8:01 am
Colin, will there be a series of tutorials available with the beta release?
There's a quick start guide that walks you through the UI, the event system, and how to build a few things. But the goal post-beta is (apart from the inevitable bug-fixes) to ensure it's easy to use, and a tutorial series is likely the best route to just that.
Thanks for the reply, Colin.

Starting off with the built-in stuff and then perhaps wandering into the territory of putting a few modules together I expect will be my journey in this creation of yours. Having a user-library of some sorts would undoubtedly benefit folk such as myself who have little ability or patience to delve deeply into programming.

If Architect has similar capabilities to Numerology then I have high hopes that you're really onto something here.

Really looking forward to taking this baby for a test-drive!

Kalamata Kid
KVRAF
3869 posts since 27 Jul, 2001 from Tarpon Springs, Florida, USA

Re: Loomer Architect: A modular MIDI toolkit

Post Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:17 pm

NM
23" 10-touch Monitor and iPad Air as Midi Controllers, iConnectMIDI2+, Windows Pro 10-64bit, i9-9900k, 32 GB RAM.

jensa
KVRAF
1629 posts since 11 Dec, 2005 from Malmö, Sweden

Re: Loomer Architect: A modular MIDI toolkit

Post Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:20 pm

ThomasHelzle wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:57 am
I found ZeroBraneStudio to be a pretty good LUA IDE. I used it for Falcon scripts.
I also started using MS Code a lot, didn't look into it's Lua support yet though...
Anything else you would recommend jensa?
I'm a total JetBrains convert which means I pay for their whole suite of editors. They haven't got a dedicated Lua editor (yet) but the most important editor features are implemented via one or more plugins which you can add to most of the other editors. There's no turning back for me from JetBrains extremely powerful refactoring tools and other niceties. :-)

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ThomasHelzle
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5348 posts since 9 Dec, 2008 from Berlin

Re: Loomer Architect: A modular MIDI toolkit

Post Fri Dec 28, 2018 2:50 pm

jensa wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:20 pm
ThomasHelzle wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:57 am
I found ZeroBraneStudio to be a pretty good LUA IDE. I used it for Falcon scripts.
I also started using MS Code a lot, didn't look into it's Lua support yet though...
Anything else you would recommend jensa?
I'm a total JetBrains convert which means I pay for their whole suite of editors. They haven't got a dedicated Lua editor (yet) but the most important editor features are implemented via one or more plugins which you can add to most of the other editors. There's no turning back for me from JetBrains extremely powerful refactoring tools and other niceties. :-)
Thanks jensa!
JetBrains isn't for me, but ATM I can't see me doing any massive projects in Architect so ZeroBraneStudio and probably MS Core should do for my needs.

Cheers,

Tom
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stanlea
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4999 posts since 11 Feb, 2005 from Bordeaux France

Re: Loomer Architect: A modular MIDI toolkit

Post Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:41 am

mevla wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:03 pm
stanlea wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 2:35 pm
Seasoned woodworkers use tongues and grooves. Tongues and grooves are way more musical.
And no pocket screws at all ?

Tongues and grooves only fit certain arrangements. Mortises and tenons are way much more used when it comes to building things. But then an end lap joint has proven to be more solid than a comparable mortise and tenon, and is much simpler of execution, making it easy using a homemade cross-cutting sled on your tuned table saw.

People might scratch their head, what is that talk about ? I feel the same way with Architect. Although I have just watched a Usine Hollyhock demo and it kind of gave a glimpse of usefulness.

Still curious about Architect and looking forward to try a demo. I already have many Loomer devices which I find a good addition to the creative palette.

Cheers.
I've been using Usine since V1 and it's great, handling audio and midi, but mainly for live use. Of course one may use it for composing too. I think I'll use Architect more as a composing tool, uhh..., let's say a building tool. And thanks for the woodworking chat, always a pleasure.
You can't always get what you waaaant...

mevla
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2587 posts since 3 Nov, 2015

Re: Loomer Architect: A modular MIDI toolkit

Post Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:50 am

stanlea wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:41 am
I've been using Usine since V1 and it's great, handling audio and midi, but mainly for live use. Of course one may use it for composing too. I think I'll use Architect more as a composing tool, uhh..., let's say a building tool.
Hmmm. Like for building what exactly ?
stanlea wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:41 am
And thanks for the woodworking chat, always a pleasure.
Ah, l'ébénisterie et l'école de la colle.

Cheers.

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stanlea
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4999 posts since 11 Feb, 2005 from Bordeaux France

Re: Loomer Architect: A modular MIDI toolkit

Post Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:07 am

mevla wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:50 am
stanlea wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 10:41 am
I've been using Usine since V1 and it's great, handling audio and midi, but mainly for live use. Of course one may use it for composing too. I think I'll use Architect more as a composing tool, uhh..., let's say a building tool.
Hmmm. Like for building what exactly ?
Midi sequences, evolving midi sequences, rhythms, polyrhythms. Of course nothing you can't do with some programming tools, but maybe more visually.
You can't always get what you waaaant...

experimental.crow
KVRAF
5951 posts since 9 Mar, 2003 from The Druid Hills

Re: Loomer Architect: A modular MIDI toolkit

Post Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:49 am

so , is there a product page yet ?...
or a .pdf manual ?..
could do w/ a bit of reading material ...
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