4DPad || 1. Navigation | 2. Global | 3. Source | 4. Path | 5. Modulation tab | 6. Spatial Delay | 7. Sends | 8. Spaces | 9. Presets | 10. Remote | _sys


4DPad provides a sophisticated, intuitive and wire-free way to control the 4DEngine, which is suitable for sketching and live performance. It is a custom patch for the OSC controller app Lemur by Liine. It has most of the functions of M4L devices but lacks some features like integrity with Ableton Live, the reliability of instances and automation.

4DPad consists of 11 tabs.

1. Navigation tab is meant for basic control over 4DMonitor.

2. Global tab provides basic control over global parameters.

3. Source tab controls basic spatial parameters of each source.

4. Path tab is used for setting up a path of each object.

5. Modulation tab provides control over modulation parameters of each source.

6. Spatial Delay tab is for controlling the Spatial Delay effect parameters.

7. Sends tab gives a possibility to send the audio from each source to one of four spaces

8. Spaces tab gives controls over send-returns or Spaces.

9. Presets tab, allows storing all changes made on 4DPad for all sources, and recalling them later.

10. Remote tab consists of assignable Midi triggers

_sys tab has main control over the number of controllable sources, reset, OSC output and monitoring functions of the 4DPad

Important to note that 4D M4L devices and 4DPad work in parallel and send commands to the engine regardless of each other. Both controlling options are compatible for simultaneous use. However, if used unwisely, it may result in inter-parameter conflicting, unintended overwriting and artistic confusion. Thus, it is suggested to have an exact plan which controlling options should be applied for each parameter. One of the most common set-ups would be to use 4D M4L devices for a precise predetermined time-related position-dimension and perception parameters, meanwhile, 4DPad would be used as a live performance tool for adjusting improvisational and global parameters.