My friend and collaborator Geoff Matters (aka Lance Blisters) has posted a demo of a module he posted today to the online module library.
In his own words…
“A new module streamlines the process of setting media in layers, and turning layers on and off, using MIDI note events. Among other situations, this is particularly useful for:
* Using the timeline in 3rd-party apps such as Reaper, Cubase, ProTools, Live, etc to create a composition that varies over time. This can be simply played back (perhaps in a loop for an installation) or the user can jam on top of the automated clip sequence using other layers and/or effects on the automated layers
* As above, but first import an audio track into the audio software, then add M8 control MIDI data in time with the audio track to create a music video
* Within a live-performance audio app such as Live or Reason, create MIDI loops specifically to trigger different clips within Modul8. These M8-control loops can then be played alongside the music elements for a synchronized AV set. Imagine having several rows within your Live grid dedicated to M8 control clips. Every time the loops repeat, the corresponding video is re-triggered in Modul8. When you switch do a different column in Live, the video clips change at the same time the audio clips do.
MIDI can easily be routed into Modul8 using a MIDI loopback driver such as the IAC driver included with OSX. For more information on setting this up.
The module “LB – Media In Layer From MIDI Notes” can be found in the public module library.”
Additionally you can download the sample project used to create the video above.
Cheekily, this module has actually been in my possession for a while now in a slightly unfinished state. I only managed to use it for my work once. The above was created using Ableton live to change the media. After writing all the notes that would trigger my media and layers, I mapped a play button on my Nano Kontrol to the play button in Live and the record button in Modul8 and voila.