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Whatever is on my mind…

Max and Max for Live tutorials

Geek stuff…

Grainses 0.2.1 is available in the Reaktor User Library:
https://www.native-instruments.com/en/reaktor-community/reaktor-user-library/entry/show/12381/
Grainses….. Sequenced Granular Sampler
Submission for NI Reaktor Builder’s competition
Based around NI Factory Grain Sampler macro:
Two step sequencers
One LFO
All assignable to any/all of 6 control parameters:
1: Position
2: Pitch
3: Grain Length
4: Grain Density
5: Jitter
6: Sample Select
Presets by:
K-Teck
Brett Lavallee
Nick Dwyer – Flintpope
David Coffin
Use the B-Panel – is betterer 😉

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Freerotation 2018

In case you were wondering.... K-Teck Live...

its been quiet around here... and with good reason

i been composing for my annual outing as Resident Artist at the wonderful Freerotation Festival

i started rather late this year, because of doing the Max for Live stuff

but i thought my set was the best i have done

maybe you'll agree:

 

 


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A different kick….

Building a kick in Max for Live.... slide~

This kick's a little different...

I've been composing for a show www.freerotation.com - I'm lucky enough to be a resident artist

I've become beguiled by a Reaktor Blocks patch which uses a West Coast type oscillator and a Low Pass Gate (LPG):

It sounds great: big and fat with loads of character

But I feel a traitor for not using my own Kevin or Keith.... 🙁

So I am investigating the possibilities with M4L, using the slide~ object

This video shows my jump off point.... i have tried it with Keith's waveshaping engine and it sounds beautiful but inconsistent - it also isn't LoPassing too well but I only started on it yesterday

Anyways, i just thought it was an interesting topology and something a but different...


A different kick: slide~

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How to Access the Max Package Manager

K-Teck's 'The Lads' Virtual Analog Sequenced Percussion devices all make use of Surreal Machines' lovely VA Filters. These filters can be found, along with many other fascinating packages, in the Max Package Manager. So here is a quick 'how to' on how to access them:


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Martha – Extreme Timestretch M4L Device

Martha

Martha is an Extreme Timestretch Device built in max for Live. Names and appearances can be deceptive: Martha is a serious piece of kit. Martha can:

  • Stretch your audio files by up to 127 times
  • Create lush textures and drones in seconds
  • Generate up to 12 pitchshifter layers

All through Martha's clean, intuitive interface

Here's a short video of Martha

 


I'll maybe do an inside look at Martha

Although there is a delicious tutorial here:

She weeds apart through a token lock, what a great thing to be free.....


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Kleeism

 

So...

i keep wanting to improve the step sequencing experience

how to do that?

reduce the number of controls

give good visual feedback

create useful MIDI output

this prototype improves, i think, upon previous sequencers in a few ways

next is to build a modulation mapping matrix for controlling more than just pitch...

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Auden…

W.H.Auden

Gare du Midi is one of my favourite poems

Here's a piece of music composed around a recording of one of his poems

Drums are 'The Lads' - a couple Kevin's and a Henry

there's also a granular, stretchy thing I thinking about putting together for a release

i dropped a random sample in and out came the rest of the track


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More Little Gem…

Little Gem v0.0.9a

So

I been thinking about an 8 step trigger sequencer 

where the controls are reduced from 8 switches to 2 or 3 knobs

but how to populate the slots?

i was talking to the ICT teacher at work

drawing my idea on a whiteboard - lots of logic gates an ting

he said - 'looks like binary' - ta da.... (drum roll) i love those sudden lightbulb moments

well here it is a bit more fleshed out than the last version


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