Euclidean Rhythm Generator


Version 2.3 with new Dynamic / Density modulation feature.

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. The device is entirely written in MAX/MSP(6.0.7). No externals are used.

For the basic paper take a look at:

Video Clip & Download (freeware – GPL license):

Entirely written in MAX/MSP.

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September 27, 2012 | 12:04 pm

looks great, but where can i get it?

September 27, 2012 | 3:01 pm

looks great, but where can i get it? part 2. Wish ppl would stop posting on here unless they have something to sell/give away (interesting MSP artworks or installations are always welcome of course). Otherwise I feel like a college professor checking students work at the end of the term/semester.

September 27, 2012 | 9:51 pm

It will be available under GPL within few days.

September 30, 2012 | 4:53 am

Version 1.0 is out! See link above.

October 9, 2012 | 1:55 am

Powerful new features in version 2.0! Mulit Bar, Overlay, Mask ….

December 13, 2013 | 8:18 am

the link isn´t available anymore. does anyone have this device? :)

January 4, 2014 | 7:16 am is down, but the dropbox link appears to be active:

(found via the Internet Archive Wayback Machine)

January 23, 2014 | 2:52 pm

Hey hello there. I have some issues with this feature… Ableton (9.1.1) crashes any move on the device… Max is up to date. My copy of the device comes from the dropbox link listed by manresa. I think it is an old version of the patch. As the original link is dead, any idea ?
Thanks a lot.

April 20, 2014 | 3:47 am

Crashes immediately in Live 9.1.2

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