Gridlock 0.3.54 - ETA 10/11/14


Gridlock: Grid 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 and Mira will be landing in the not too distant future.

The target market for this product is two-fold:

1) Developers in Max/M4L that wish to use one of the supported controllers without having to write the low-level code for interfacing to the controllers can use the exposed API. Anything developed will work with any of the supported controllers without having to worry about the ins and outs of each device.

2) Musicians can use the built-in functionality for configuring the controller to provide easy access to OSC/MIDI based applications that they desire. Again, the control surfaces available to you are those currently supported by the application.


Supported Platforms
Future functionality
MN+ monome Emulation
Arcane Arc Emulation


All donators will be added to the beta program upon request (10E minimum)


This software is donationware. You are free to download and use it for personal use for free. If you are using it for commercial production or gigging (or not!) please consider leaving a donation as this will allow me to keep developing more apps such as this.

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.


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