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Euclidean Rhythm Generator

Sep 27 2012 | 11:02 am

– moving this topic from MAX/MSP( to MAX FOR LIVE –

Announcing my Euclidean Rhythm Generator! Inspired by the paper ‘The Euclidean Algorithm Generates Traditional Musical Rhythms’ by Godfried Toussaint. Already existing MFL devices I found on the Web did not satisfy my needs (broken basic algorithm, missing some features I needed, incomplete integration in Ableton Live…). So I wrote my own device starting from scratch.

Have a look here:

– looking for test feedback –


Sep 28 2012 | 6:49 am

It will be freely available under GPL within few days.


Sep 30 2012 | 11:58 am
Sep 30 2012 | 7:48 pm


Oct 09 2012 | 8:59 am

Powerful new features in version 2.0! – Multi Bar – Overlay – Mask ….

Oct 22 2012 | 1:07 pm

Version 2.3 with new Dynamic / Density Modulation feature.

see also:


Apr 18 2014 | 12:46 pm

hi Jurgen,
I’m very interested by your euclidean rhythm generator but the link seems to be dead have you a copy of this patch somewhere ?


Jul 05 2014 | 7:30 pm

I am very interested in this as well…

Jul 06 2014 | 4:30 pm

Yo @Thom and @Karim, hope @Jurgen won’t mind, but here is the latest version, attached… nice device for sure!


Jul 06 2014 | 6:31 pm

Thanks Kevin!

I had read some old posts by Jurgen saying that the algorithm in some of the other implementations of this was broken.. want to see how he’s gone about it.

Jul 06 2014 | 10:48 pm

Great! Thanks Kevin.

Jul 07 2014 | 4:39 pm



Jul 08 2014 | 1:24 pm

"coincidences mean you’re on the right path"


this is what i’ve been working on the past days. have just attended the forum to ask a question when i found your post at the very top.
so funny to see two totally different attempts of rather similar thing.

it includes an arpeggiator-function so you can reassign your output notes on the fly (any play tonal synthesizers).
for now just a quick preview.


Jul 24 2014 | 2:42 am

also this seems great! thanx for sharing!

Feb 19 2016 | 7:19 am

Hello, is there anywhere to find this download? all the links seem to be down, it looks very interresting though.

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