Visual Metronome, keeping me informed of some key info when playing live.
Allows me to set a time, and has a quarter note metronome visual bang. Serves you well when used as a pop up. Floats above your Ableton set, but this can also be turned off.
Korg Electribe 2 CC Sequencer
While under the weather with the flu over December, I decided to get a bit more intimate in my control over one of my favorite pieces of gear “Electribe 2”. These collections of M4L patches give some serious control over the knob functions of the electribe. Download coming soon. This is part 1 of 12.
Ping Pong Poly
4 Part Midi Trigger style sequencer. Developed back in 2011, Ping Pong Pauly, was one of my first successes with Max/MSP. The sequencer has 4 parts, each triggering a single midi note. The user has the ability to change each part’s sequence length, playback directions, step value(1/16, 1/8, 1/4 etc) and velocity. Very rudimentary, but has given me a ton of fantastic algorithmic drum patterns over the years.
With the advent of Max for Live, I haven’t focused on re purposing these old patches but someday plan to.
16 note, 16 step polyphonic midi sequencer inspired by Monome. Very simple and rudimentary. Notes must be manually entered. Syncs with your DAW.
Gen Timing Seq Beat
“Organic” Drum Machine sequencer. Each multislider has 3 notes attached to it and capable of shifting, inverting or randomizing the patterns. Velocity dependent on the underlying curve.
All the Pretty Algorithms
Another 4 part sequencer. Independent of a master clock, these sequencers have sequencers upon sequencers. Each part individually has a timing sequencer, velocity and length – BUT NO pitch sequencing. The selected note simply repeats over a millisecond interval. Does not sync to a DAW or “tempo”.
Load a loop. Set a metro interval. Draw a sequence. That’ll modulate the start and end points of the loop you just loaded. Voila. Chaos.
Custom Performance environment encapsulating 8 sequencers. All sequencers above are featured in this monstrosity, along with 4 others giving you endless generative, algorithmic and traditional sequencing options for a live environment either with hardware or software using a virtual midi cable.