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Aimed at sound complexity, Mb Launchpad features 3 Launchpad button grids, that can be assigned user provided sounds. Totaling
23 buttons for custom sounds and 20 keys for the 3 preset keyboard (or custom sounds), MusicBoard offers a fully
customisable Launchpad and and a decent keyboard for composing and performing. A Launchpad on its own can protect
the musician’s eyes, help one interact with the computer, shorten the time needed to make an actual track and offer an
innovative live performance. Mb Launchpad comes with 29 preset Launchpad sounds and with 3 keyboard presets
(both edited in Audacity) and unlimited poliphony. It does not require any MIDI connection with the internal
sound system in order to work and it compatible with custom sound files as follows: wav, flac, ogg, aac, mp3, aiff, wma,
m4p, 3gp and vox.
How to use
Mb Launchpad divides your computer keyboard into 4 parts: the Launchpad, the Keyboard, the Rhythms and the Presets
parts. In order to access the preset sounds, which should be done right after the application is put into use, make use of
the ”k”, ”j” and ”h” to set presets to the keyboard and of the ”n”, ”m”, ”,” and ”.” keys to set the Launchpad and the
keyboard to respective presets. To play the keyboard use the ”q”, ”w”, ”e”, ”r”, ”t”, ”y”, ”u”, ”i”, ”o”, ”p”, ”[” and ”]”
for the main keys as well as ”2”, ”3”, ”5”, ”6”, ”7”, ”9”, ”0” and ”=” for the black keys. In order to load custom sounds
into the buttons, click the button you want to change the sound to, browse for the sound, and click on it once you find
it. In order to play the sound use its respective keyboard shortcut or click on it with your mouse. If you want to
load a long sound file, a rhythm for example, use the ”R1” button. This button is assigned no shortcut, so it makes it
impossible for it to be deployed using the keyboard. This is to help the user isolate a long sound, so as to not have it
overlay itself and cause disturbance in the final sound. This button should action first, right after loading the presets,
and can only be used with custom sound files.