Next Gridlock Release - ETA 26/11/14


  0.3.54 0.3.9 Monome 0.3.9 Standard 0.3.9 Full
Controller Instances 2 3 4 6
MN+ (Monome/Arc) Yes - 7/4 Yes - 7/4 No Yes - 7/4
SLM No No Yes Yes+
VSerialOSC-D No No No Yes
API No No Yes Yes%
Virtual Devices No No Yes Yes
Livelink Support# Partial No Yes Yes
Price Free Free £10*
Available (ETA) 26/11/14 29/11/14 01/12/14 01/12/14

* Introductory price until 07/12/2014, includes discounted upgrade to 0.4.0 & discounted LiveLink
+ Full version will include SLM access to additional User 2 functionality when available (LP/Lemur/ TOSC)
% Full version will include remote API access when available
# First versions ETA Q1 2015. Seperate purchase


Gridlock: Control Surface Interface (M4L/Max)


Gridlock provides an easy-to-use abstraction for using a number of grid based controllers from either inside M4L or standalone in a Max application. All communications (to and from each supported device) are handled for you and a consistent message spec is provided for talking to each physical device.

Initially developed for the Launchpad, supported platforms are growing. Launchpad S, Launchpad Mini and Ableton Push are supported for both Max and M4L, as are the Livid Base/Base II and OhmRGB, and the Launch Control family. QuNeo is currently supported in Max, and for tablet users, Lemur and TouchOSC are fully supported.

Gridlock 0.3.54 represents the development up until 01/12/14 and will remain a free product, but will no longer be developed. Functionality developed for 0.3.9 and 0.4.x may occasionally be backfilled into 0.3.54, but no specific timeframe is given. This will most likely consist of additional controller support, but may also include other functionality.

Gridlock 0.3.9 provides a bridge between the technology used in the current development and the upcoming 0.4.0. 0.3.9 is still being actively developed, but some functionality requiring the 0.4.0 technology and architecture will only be availalable in 0.4.0, around Q2 2015

The monome version of Gridlock 0.3.9 provides a powerful monome/arc emulator without any of the additional functionality of Gridlock and remains a free product


Supported Platforms
Standalone Live Mode (SLM)
Future functionality
MN+ monome Emulation
Arcane Arc Emulation



Gridlock 0.3.54 and Gridlock 0.3.9 monome is freeware. You are free to download and use it for personal use for free. If you are using it for commercial production or gigging, please consider an upgrade to 0.3.9 Standard or 0.3.9 Full - not only will it give you more features but it will allow me to keep developing new functionality

PLEASE NOTE that the license does not include the right to distribute any portion of the software in your own commercial devices, or any modified code in non-commercial devices - please contact in order to discuss this option.