PolyPatter is designed as a performance patch, that was constructed in Max 5. It’s based off of networked pitch data that is shared with all performers through either a wi-fi, or peer-to-peer network. This shared pitch information is then routed to any software/hardware instrument that accepts midi. My intension was to keep the interface very simply and with limited controls, so the performer can also give his/her attention to the sound palette they’re using. I’ve been working on getting this patch to have the performance qualities that will enable performers to have accurate input of pitch data without the feedback loops I was getting in the networked information. This was completed with the addition of separating performers send/receive data via individual “accounts”.
Here is a recording of a live performance with myself and Kevin Schlei. The entire performance utilized the PolyPatter patch. The event took place at a Milwaukee bar and art/performance space, Sugar Maple, during Bayview’s Gallery Night.