Livid 8 // Resolume 4 midi feedback
The kids from KBK Visuals wanted some special functionality on their Alias Livid 8 controllers.
The app uses Processing to act as a translator between the controller and Resolume. Midi is received from the controller, OSC is received from Resolume. The app then does some internal logic, and outputs the necessary midi to the controller and OSC to Resolume again.
It’s specifically developed for the I Am Hardwell / KBK Visuals world tour and most of the functionality makes sense for that tour only. Still, it has one nifty feature (shown in the video), which is that the buttons will light up with the colours used in Resolume. Who doesn’t love pretty colours, right?
In the end, using Processing for this drove me slightly crazy. Specifically the editor lacks an autocomplete function and is not able to hide parts of your code that are not relevant to what you’re working on. Still, it’s a quick way to make crossplatform apps, with a low GPU footprint.