Crowd control

This is a large controller for the crowd to use during an ableton
live set. It was built with perspex, wood, silicone, an arduino,
Max/MSP and a lot of wires.
Unlike a regular midi controller, the crowd controller uses a
time-code from ableton to keep its time-based effects constantly
in-time. This means the audience cannot go wrong. In addition to
this, the DJ can play his set in ableton live and choose which
channels are affected by which effects on the  controller.
The LEDs show which effects are available and when one, or a few
of similar sound have been over used, the LED goes out and the
effect is disabled. after 8 bars, the effects is then available
The rotary faders are sprung which means when a user lets go they
will return to their original position. This again prevents the
user from making undesired changes to the music.
The effects available are: beat repeat, beat build up, beat roll
out, pitch up, pitch down, re-pitch, crossfade  (between two
ableton tracks), reverse,reverb, distortion, flange, filter,
phaser and delay.
Here's a short demo:
Get in contact if you want to know more.

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