Novation Nocturn Object

Novation Nocturn Object

 novation nocturn pic

The idea came up when i tryed to install the Novation Nocturn again after a long time and itegrate it into Ableton Live. It's a pain. You really can't use this device without Automap, the software provided by Novation to create mappings for midi messages which are being sent into other software via virtual midi lines. And there's no native support for this controller in Live.

I needed an object to directly talk with the Nocturn from Max/Max4live. In the end, I will connect this object with the Live Api in a Max4live device and, by this, bypass the second pain of using/creating a custom phyton controller script in Live. I mean, a patch is far easier to customize and adapt to personal needs.

This guy obviously found a way to use the usb protocol of the nocturn with python under linux. With his Informations and some usb-sniffing in Windows i was aware of the protocol.

This is coded with the help of libusb-win32, a port of the USB library libusb 0.1 to the Microsoft Windows operating systems. I highly recommend to take a look if you think about custom drivers or custom interfaces for usb devices.

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This release has NOT been tested extensively with many different maschines and conditions. Your feedback is really appreciated!

0 # Pasqual Sunday, 22 December 2019 23:07
Hey Guys,

thank you very much, i just got a nocturn (dec.2019) and without this programm it would be completletly unusable.
it works fine with ableton 10,there some little things i would change but i can´t figure out how.
I couldnt´t figure out how to midiassign sone of the empty knobs..Also the mute functon for each track doesn´t work.i like this little device and i hope you can make adjustements because i think that thze nocturn is still worth buying ,great controller.thank you !!!!!!!!!
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