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by Gregory Taylor
Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:13 am
Forum: Max For Live
Topic: Moleculary tunings in cent steps
Replies: 55
Views: 6795

Re: Moleculary tunings in cent steps

I have an acquaintance (an astronomer) who'll chase anyone who starts blathering on about the Cosmic Octave down the street with a broom. He's one of those guys who's all "facty" about that shit - I can introduce you, if you'd like. :-) Clap your hands if you believe in fairies and the flying spaghe...
by Gregory Taylor
Mon Oct 03, 2011 5:20 am
Forum: Max For Live
Topic: Moleculary tunings in cent steps
Replies: 55
Views: 6795

Re: Moleculary tunings in cent steps

So people did a bunch of work for you for free and you're going to make a double CD and charge them for it? Classy! :-) Another possible candidate for synths that support microtonal stuff would be Madrona Labs' "Aalto". Randy Jone's implementation of a Buchla-style complex oscillator is absolutely w...
by Gregory Taylor
Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:22 am
Forum: Max For Live
Topic: Moleculary tunings in cent steps
Replies: 55
Views: 6795

Re: Moleculary tunings in cent steps

If you're using MSP oscillators to build your instrument, then creating microtonal stuff is stupid simple - you just put a coll object that matches MIDI key numbers with tuning values as floating point numbers and put the coll object where you'd normally have the mtof (MIDI to frequency) Max object.
by Gregory Taylor
Tue Aug 02, 2011 2:45 pm
Forum: Max For Live
Topic: Sample chopping....Is this possible?
Replies: 2
Views: 386

Re: Sample chopping....Is this possible?

There are any number of ways to do that, but you'd need to own Max itself rather than Max for Live if you want to create standalone applications that have no hooks whatsoever to Live. The rest would just be judicious repatching.
by Gregory Taylor
Mon Jul 11, 2011 8:05 pm
Forum: Max For Live
Topic: VIDEO: nudge forward/backward
Replies: 8
Views: 1526

Re: VIDEO: nudge forward/backward

There are two ways to do nonlinear playback of movies in Jitter. By choosing a specific frame using the "frame $1" message. By jumping a relative amount of frames using the "jump $1" message. This presumes that you're familiar with the structure of a quicktime movie (i.e. how it internally keeps tim...
by Gregory Taylor
Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:40 pm
Forum: Max For Live
Topic: Crazy scaler idea
Replies: 10
Views: 1175

Re: Crazy scaler idea

Come to think of it, there's something like that in a tutorial I wrote on the Cycling '74 website quite a while back.

http://cycling74.com/2010/06/14/noise-t ... he-random/
by Gregory Taylor
Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: Max For Live
Topic: Crazy scaler idea
Replies: 10
Views: 1175

Re: Crazy scaler idea

I never understand the use of the term "crazy" here - here's nothing particularly crazy about this, since Max folks do it all the time. In M4L/Max, it'd be stupid simple - a large coll with an entry for each of the 128 notes, or (if you want to get fancy and want to keep things entirely within the c...
by Gregory Taylor
Mon Jun 06, 2011 6:06 pm
Forum: Max For Live
Topic: Can live.grid get swing amount from groove clips?
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Re: Can live.grid get swing amount from groove clips?

If Darwin (who's one of the clearest and cleanest Max programmers I know) wrote this in Javascript. I'd bet dimes to dollars that it migrated there *after* he initially patched it traditionally and then found it wanting in terms of time/efficiency. He's generally not the sort of person who immediate...
by Gregory Taylor
Fri Jun 03, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: Max For Live
Topic: Can live.grid get swing amount from groove clips?
Replies: 3
Views: 333

Re: Can live.grid get swing amount from groove clips?

The live.grid object is merely a way to store and display data. If you look at the step sequencer audio device that comes with M4L, you'll notice that the swing logic in that device is entirely separate - it takes the data stored in the live.grid object and *then* works with it. You can, however, us...
by Gregory Taylor
Tue May 31, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: Max For Live
Topic: semantics of pattrstorage (help!)
Replies: 5
Views: 522

Re: semantics of pattrstorage (help!)

They're targeted at somewhat less Byzantine problems than you describe, but there are a couple of video tutorials that are either just up or coming that discuss some of these things [although they're Max-centric rather than M4L-centric - when crossbred with what's in the online tutorial, they should...
by Gregory Taylor
Mon May 16, 2011 7:59 pm
Forum: Max For Live
Topic: Exponential-curve patch for controlling MIDI?
Replies: 4
Views: 424

Re: Exponential-curve patch for controlling MIDI?

Since pitch is exponentially scaled, you can sometimes use mtof to generate exponentially mapped frequencies. I'm not sure that this passes for a "secret Max trick," but it's not something widely done.
by Gregory Taylor
Wed May 11, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: Max For Live
Topic: confused about m4l
Replies: 3
Views: 392

Re: confused about m4l

I guess that would be a little confusing.

In order to use any of the burgeoning group of Max for Live devices, you'll need to own Max for Live. I suppose that the expectation of the Launchpad folks is that you would have it already or something....
by Gregory Taylor
Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: Max For Live
Topic: if more than 3 notes simultaneously (7th chord) then send
Replies: 6
Views: 451

Re: if more than 3 notes simultaneously (7th chord) then send

In what universe does a 7th chord require > 3 notes?

channelling the spirit of Bill Evans' left hand,
gregory
by Gregory Taylor
Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:37 am
Forum: Max For Live
Topic: Vizzie update for 5.1.8.
Replies: 0
Views: 194

Vizzie update for 5.1.8.

An incremental update to the Vizzie set of objects is available that fixes as reported problem with the preset objects not loading saved preset files. Vizzie enthusiasts who have downloaded Max 5.1.8 should install this update. You'll find the update package (which includes the files and installatio...
by Gregory Taylor
Tue Apr 12, 2011 1:19 am
Forum: Max For Live
Topic: A thing that could make Live a more unique DAW, microtuning.
Replies: 4
Views: 393

Re: A thing that could make Live a more unique DAW, microtuning.

This is going to sound kind of stupid, but all I really do is to substitute my own lookup tables using a coll that matches MIDI note numbers to frequencies. Since I use mtof objects all over the place - either for sample playback or frequency calculations for subtractive/additive synthesis, it's jus...