Modifying Colugo_ Langton's Ant Block for Live Performance

J.Depth
J.Depth Member Posts: 4 Member
edited February 7 in Reaktor

Hi everyone!

I'm hoping someone here who knows how to modifying the Langton's Ant block from Colugo. It's a fantastic piece of work, but I'm looking to enhance it for live performances in Ableton by incorporating knobs for real-time control.

Imagine being able to adjust the direction or the number of ants and cells on the fly, simply by turning a knob. It would really take the experience to the next level!

If anyone has expertise in creating knobs connected to these functions, I'd greatly appreciate your guidance.

Many thanks!!!

John


https://www.native-instruments.com/en/reaktor-community/reaktor-user-library/entry/show/9583/

Answers

  • Cal Scott
    Cal Scott Member Posts: 91 Advisor

    If its any use i already have a bigger version, its about double size. Dunno about creating knobs, but i guess its a fairly quick and easy mod.

  • Cal Scott
    Cal Scott Member Posts: 91 Advisor

    Looks like it already has knobs. If you wanted to describe a bit more how you wanted it to look i could make the knobs larger for example, or give it white background etc...

  • J.Depth
    J.Depth Member Posts: 4 Member

    Hi Cal Scott,

    Thank you for your response. I noticed a similar block from another builder, but the one from Colugo offers more modulation options.

    I've attached a picture as an example of what it could look like, but unfortunately, I don't have the knowledge to build it myself, so I just copied and pasted some Bento Box knobs 😅

    Essentially, if we could replace the highlighted function (currently requiring clicks to change values) with knobs, it would be fantastic.

    Then, I could assign those knobs and map them into an Ableton rack, giving me full control with the Push.

    I've experimented a lot with this sequencer, and the results always baffled me.

    Thanks again for your help.

    Maybe Colugo will consider reposting it as a Live mod block for the Reaktor Library community 🙂

    Cheers!

    John

  • Cal Scott
    Cal Scott Member Posts: 91 Advisor

    Sure, i can take a look, no promises... Colugo's a sophisticated programmer and his building style often baffles me.

    Assuming i can... would you prefer the large or small version of the grid? And large or small knobs, or do aesthetics not really matter?

  • J.Depth
    J.Depth Member Posts: 4 Member

    Hey Scott,

    I totally agree with you Colugo_ is really talented! I don’t mind about the aesthetic :) if I can just dial the values with the knobs that’s the main thing :) I quiet like the Colugo design.

    Big thank you again!

  • Cal Scott
    Cal Scott Member Posts: 91 Advisor

    Try this... seems to work, but i am a specialist at breaking things, so double check it!

  • J.Depth
    J.Depth Member Posts: 4 Member

    Scott you really made my day!!! I don’t know how I could do anything back for you but this is working so far !!! A millions thanks again :) I run a quick test before going to work and I will check again tomorrow but this is just amazing! Bless you man 😇

  • Cal Scott
    Cal Scott Member Posts: 91 Advisor

    No probs... i will check it aswell with fresh eyes today, but it should be good to go, i can add the ID's if you want to make the assignments easier, or any other changes just gimme a shout... hope you have a great live set. Wish i was there!

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