We’ve been a fan of Livid’s for a while at OD, catching up with them at shows when we can (check our YouTube channel for an interview with CEO Jay) and we really liked their Block controller last year, and their gradual growth from small boutique to genuine player in the controller market is admirable. Their Builder was a way of helping to spread their boutiquey ethos, and the announcement of Builder V2 brings perhaps the most simple and capable way to create your own controller we’ve seen into the market. Continue Reading
Livid, the organisation that makes a series of boutique controllers, software, and the DIY springboard the Builder, recently announced its latest refinement of its Block controller.
Two 1/4″ jacks are joined by a pin header connection which adds capacity for a further eight controls
The block controller itself features a 64 button matrix, eight pots, two sliders, and a few function buttons; it’s a controller that works best when allowed to concentrate on its ‘thing’, and so pairing it with something else is often a desirable solution.
The newly included expansion board provides a solution to that issue, though, whilst simultaneously appeasing many an electronic musician’s tinkering instinct.
Two 1/4″ jacks, for pedals or other analogue controls are joined by a pin header connection which adds capacity for a further eight controls into the mix.
We really like the idea of a ‘semi DIY’ controller, which allows you to bolster a central premise with your own specific workflow enhancers – more from us when we fool around with one soon, until which you can head over to Livid’s site for more…