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 Dove in K-Teck News

Adlais VI – Performance Step Sequencer

Adlais VI

Euclidean Klee Step Sequencer


  • Euclidean Trigger Sequencer with ability to re-distribute triggers
  • Scale Scanning Module - a non-random way to select notes
  • 6 stage Klee Sequencer
  • Poly Mode Shift Registers - create strums and delayed note patterns


Your 'go to' for:

  • Chord progressions.
  • Strummed chords.
  • Melodic phrases
  • Bass lines
  • Rhythmic patterns


Adlais VI

Adlais VI

Now at version 6 Adlais is one of the most powerful step sequencers available as a Max for Live device

Don't be fooled by the simple interface

Adlais VI looks like a simple Euclidean Step Sequencer - but it's not...

Adlais VI offers control over the distribution of euclidean pattern triggers

Adlais VI is both monophonic and polyphonic

Adlais VI' Klee Register offers up to 64 monophonic pattern variations

Adlais VI' matrixed shift registers allow up to a further 60 mono/poly pattern variations

Owners of previous versions will be pleased to know that upgrading to Adlais VI is free

Adlais VI works in Ableton Live 10 & 11 using Max for Live 8



Adlais VI is available as a Max for Live device for use only with M4L within Ableton Live

Buy Adlais VI here for £12:

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Current version - Adlais VI v1 - 12th. September 2022

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Adlais VI


What say you good people?

It's a fun little device definitely will remain in the arsenal for a while I think... Paul Mac

Adlais is a thing of beauty... JL

Great little sequencer for Ableton... AV (Tapeless World)

Posted by Les Wilkins in Max for Live