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Euclidean Rhythm Generator

September 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 –


September 28, 2012 | 6:49 am

It will be freely available under GPL within few days.


September 30, 2012 | 11:58 am
September 30, 2012 | 7:48 pm


October 9, 2012 | 8:59 am

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

October 22, 2012 | 1:07 pm

Version 2.3 with new Dynamic / Density Modulation feature.

see also:


April 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 ?


July 5, 2014 | 7:30 pm

I am very interested in this as well…

July 6, 2014 | 4:30 pm

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



July 6, 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.

July 6, 2014 | 10:48 pm

Great! Thanks Kevin.

July 7, 2014 | 4:39 pm



July 8, 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.


July 24, 2014 | 2:42 am

also this seems great! thanx for sharing!

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