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More Clox…. a quick and dirty ticker…

More Max 7/Max for Live meanderings…. Geek alert…

Last time I wrote about the counter based clock in Adlais Shift Register Sequencer:

how it works ok until you change it then return to 4/4 time. A quick google doesn’t help much either. At first I thought I should just find a way to reset it after each switch but you wouldn’t want to do that with your watch – it just proves it’s a crap watch…

Anyway, I said I had two solutions:

The first turned out to be a nightmare, not even a Sundial and I’m not going to show you, the second has a certain simple elegance…

But it is cheating really:

Here I got a Max multislider object for pitch control, it’s output multiplied by the Rangifier patcher, feeding a Clock patcher (The Rangifier just multiplies the 0 – 1 output of multislider to a useable MIDI note range)…

What’s inside the Clock patcher Dave?

Here:

It’s a live.step object… the standard Max for Live step sequencing object which I think is dead ugly, but it’s timing is pretty solid, see the standard StepSeqControl patcher:

What we get from this little setup is a nice simple step sequencer with rock solid timing, but accessing the clock between the transport object and live.step is onerous, and try applying a step shift to both the live.step and multislider simultaneously….

What it is good for is nice, quick pitch and modulation sequencing but i want a rock solid clock that allows me to intercept it at many points to produce a wide variety of timing effects… The question I had was ‘Where can i find the ticks for my clock from?’

A brief chat on Facebook and the answer was found, and the clue is in the question…

Next time I’ll tell all and I’ll release it in a significant free update for Adlais…

 

Posted by Dave Elson in How to, 0 comments

M4L: Thinking about clocks…

When building a Max For Live sequencer, clocks are a problem…

My ‘Adlais’ sequencer has a counter based clock:

The Metro object automatically synchronizes to Ableton Live’s clock, but only in that it counts upwards at the rate input – in this case 4n – from when Live’s transport is engaged. The plugsync~ object resets the clock when Live’s transport is stopped and restarted.

Well, that’s fine, you might say… and it is up to a point.

It is ‘in sync’ with Live’s clock, but not with Live’s transport, and that is a problem. If I were to set the number of steps in my sequencer to 5, step 1’s position will shift along the transport by on step per 4 beats, so:

 

Transport 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
Counter 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 3 4 5 1

 

If I then switch back to 4 steps, this happens:

 

Transport 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
Counter 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1

 

Which is what is happening with Adlais

And renders my upcoming percussion sequencer useless

So far I have found two solutions, one of which is elegant, the other is stupid….

Answers on a postcard please

Really, i would love to know your thoughts…

Posted by Dave Elson in How to, 0 comments

Adlais – Additive Performance Sequencer

So.... What is Adlais?

Adlais is:

An Additive Step Sequencer?

A Variable Word Length Euclidean Sequencer?

In other words, Adlais is…

A Very Powerful Step Sequencer capable of both monophonic and polyphonic sequencing

 

Purchasing Adlais

Adlais - Additive Performance Sequencer is available as a Max for Live device for use only with M4L within Ableton Live

Buy Adlais here for £10:

Once payment is made the purchaser should be returned to this page where a download link should replace the Purchase button

Updates will be free

Current version - Adlais v2.1.0 - 14th April 2018

 


So.... What is Adlais?

Adlais’ free drawn 32 step pitch sequencer and multi-track Euclidean velocity pattern are driven by a powerful, versatile Master Clock capable of generating complex melodies and rhythmic patterns

This sequence can then be affected by a generative additive engine which can create a huge number of variations of the original pattern both manually and automatically – complex evolving melodies and chord sequences

Finally, the sequence can be forced to a selected scale and note range before being output to your instrument of choice…

Adlais v3

Adlais v3.0 Global Clock

Adlais v3 Additive Section

Adlais v3 Generative Section

Adlais v3 Euclidean Section

Posted by Les Wilkins in Max for Live