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Livid Block Diablo MIDI Controller   

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The compact and programmable Livid Block Diablo MIDI Controller is a designed for live-performance control with an artistic edge. Its red interactive...Click To Read More About This Product

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A powerful MIDI interface with easy-to-see visual feedback in a highly portable body.

The compact and programmable Livid Block Diablo MIDI Controller is a designed for live-performance control with an artistic edge. Its red interactive LED-lit buttons stand out on the black background with red wood trim. Livid Block Diablo MIDI controller is handcrafted from lightweight wood and aluminum for easy portability.

Built on the same bi-directional and adaptable platform as the Livid Ohm64, the easily transportable Livid Block Diablo controller provides a powerful MIDI interface for creating music, triggering loops, and interacting with sound. 64 backlight LED buttons provide endless possibilities for visual feedback with the instrument by connecting it to Ableton Live, Max/Msp, open source sounds apps, or any other software that supports MIDI. The Livid Block Diablo's open source blockEditor application lets you reprogram any of the controller's 64 clip buttons, 8 knobs, 2 faders, and 7 function buttons.

The Livid Block Diablo MIDI interface has bi-directional talkback communication allowing the controller to talk to your software, and software to your device. MIDI messages can be sent to the Livid Block to light up the buttons for an interactive performance. Completely programable and mappable, block provides a flexible control surface that be used with any software or setup. This audio interface is completely USB powered meaning you don't have to worry about adapters and power strips, and the controller is plug-and-play so no drivers are required.

Designed for total portability, the Livid Block Diablo weighs in at only 3lb. (1.36 kg) and is crafted from lightweight milled jelutong wood and anodized aluminum. The 10.25" (26cm) square by 1.5" (3.8cm) body fits snugly into a laptop case or backpack. Powered by a single USB cable, this Livid MIDI interface will enable you to do a whole set on your laptop without even plugging into the wall.

Designed with a perfectly square layout allowing it to be controlled from all sides The Block MIDI interface's 8 x 8 keypad and corresponding 8 knobs make it easy to integrate into your setup. Two faders, 7 function buttons, and an extra large tap tempo button are provided to control presets, banks, settings, and are completely reprogrammable. The Livid Block's Diablo's keypads and controls are custom-designed for maximum strength and durability.

Talkback and Software
The Livid Block Diablo MIDI controller is completely reprogrammable and the blockEditor provides an interface for changing MIDI assignments of the buttons, sliders, knobs, and LED's. The editor also provides an LED pattern maker to create custom LED patterns. Source code is open source under a GPL license, and editable in Max/MSP. The Livid Block MIDI controller's openness adaptability provides endless possibilities for playing software like Max/MSP, Ableton Live, VJ applications, Livid's open-source sound software, or anything else that supports MIDI.

Livid is constantly creating open-source software tools for the Block MIDI controller such as a synth, sampler, sequencer, and Max for Live patches.

  • USB powered
  • Bi-directional MIDI communication (talkback)
  • Class-compliant: no drivers needed for Mac, Windows, or Linux
  • 64 Programmable backlight buttons for talk-back and interactive performance
  • Programmable MIDI mapping allows you to change the MIDI settings on the hardware
  • Anodized Aluminum Faceplate
  • Open Source software tools to create your own LED talkback interaction
  • Editor included for MIDI editing, and LED talkback programming
  • Made in the USA
  • Compatible with any software that supports MIDI learn
  • ROHS compliant

Rock around with the Block. Order today and prepare to play.


Block Diablo MIDI Controller

  • 10.25"W x 10.25"L x 1.5"H
  • Weight: 3lb. (26cm x 26cm x 3.8cm, 1.36 kg)
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