Composers’ Tool Kit

Everything a composer of the 21st century may need to stop fiddling with cumbersome “pre-compositional procedures” and get to composing.

—–(Updated 8/2013)—–
app, collective, and original patch with all included files available

known issues:
MIDI playback is really quiet
set playback plays tone row instead of the set


12 Tone Matrix Generator
Convert to Inversion, Retrograde, and Retrograde Inversion
Computes multiplicative inversions (M5, M7)
Display row on a treble clef staff (via [bach])
MIDI playback of any form of the row (also via [bach])

Set theory:
Display closed/normal form
Display complement
Display interval vector
Display a set matrix
Inversion, Retrograde, Retrograde Inversion forms of the set
Display any form on the treble clef staff
Playback via MIDI

Time Calculator
x seconds at y bpm = z beats
Or any combination of the three

And, perhaps best of all: You can save!!

How did this project use Max?

Programmed 100% via Max

October 20, 2012 | 5:38 am

How can I install this software please ? It looks great but I can’t find a .EXE or a .MSI file…

November 3, 2012 | 7:51 am

MAC only?

November 3, 2012 | 10:25 am

yeah, it’s mac only for now, I can release the patch as a max/msp collective you can run with the Max/MSP runtime program on your PC. I will try to do that soon! :)

Sinex Johnson
February 21, 2013 | 5:20 pm

Do you think you have the max/msp collective to run on PCs yet.
That would be great.

March 5, 2013 | 7:32 pm

Finally! I made and uploaded a collective… should be able to run on PCs via Max6 Runtime (or regular Max 6)

May 11, 2014 | 3:28 pm

Can this be used in Max4Live?

September 8, 2014 | 10:19 am

I’m not sure if regular max patches open in Max for Live… I only have regular Max/MSP. I’m sure someone else might know?

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