I’m looking forward to getting my hands on E1, and my use case would be extending the launchpad surface to provide better usability / features by extending it with a screen and encoders of E1. To me it’d greatly enhance my experience of using the launchpad if E1 could be a proxy device between e.g. the launchpad and an iPhone or a hw synth and I could program the launchpad surface to react in specific ways.
Here are a couple use cases I’m thinking of (some of those are covered by the launchpad itself, but for the moment let’s pretend launchpad is just a 8x8 touch sensitive button matrix):
- specifying the key on E1 so it’d remap the incoming launchpad notes
- specifying the chording on E1 so it’d take in the note down event from the launchpad, send back a light up events back to it and send the corresponding notes to the hw
These would requite routing the midi messages to specific interfaces and more so would rely on not having them broadcast across all the interfaces as e.g. the note on to hw would have the original velocity and the note on to the launchpad would have the velocity dictate the color.