Max for Live: C8 Sequencer Limb
It’s been way to long since I’ve posted anything here. Not to say I haven’t been doing anything, I’ve just been neglecting my internet presence. Seems to be pretty standard for me as I’ve never been great at keeping up with a website and I struggle to embrace modern blog methods in my routine. None the less, sharing patches with others in the field of electronic music is important, and I need to do a better job of it. Being that I’m often observing what others are creating, sometimes downloading and using them, other times I pass it on to those who I think will find it’s uses beneficial for their work, I would like to continue to share my own with the community.
One of the last times I worked on this site, I put together a software patch page to have one location for downloads. It’s nothing fancy, but it gets the job of sharing done. The most recent patch was something that I had wanted to create for some time; the C8 Sequencer. It’s my take on a stochastic rhythm machine and was inspired by many of the complex rhythms I hear in computerized music. I use Live for much of my electronic performance material and the whole M4L patch world has exploded with possibilities. I took the full C8 Sequencer and made it into a version for Live that’s condensed, being that you can have many instances of it through out your Live project’s tracks. Here’s a screen shot.
The controls are very simple and straight-forward, just make sure to place it before your plug-in instrument/sound. It’s tied directly to the transport of Live, so it will only function when the transport is playing. Add more instances if only two “branches” (midi note triggers) of the sequencer limb are not enough. One control that proved to be invaluable, and missing from the stand-alone application, is the offset control. To me, this is the key to getting just the right rhythm and will be added to the Max/MSP patch as soon as I can. I think I’ll also change C8’s awful color scheme. Sorry for having offended anyone else’s eyes besides my own. I don’t know what I was thinking with that one.
See the software patches page to download the M4L version of C8.