The Protoclidean Sequencer for Ableton Live
The Protoclidean Sequencer is based on Euclidan algorithm.
This is one of the oldest mathematical algorithm ever.
It offers a very simple way to distribute the most evenly possible a particular number of objects inside a particular number of slots.
The Protoclidean implements this algorithm to place a particular number of notes into a particular number of slots.
That way, you can easily create sequences using odd or even number of steps without the need of creating a lot of clips with different size in your liveset, you can also play live with it, using the banks storage/load feature.
It can easily used to design rhythmic patterns, but for melodic purposes too.
Check the video to better understand how it works.
The Euclidean Algorithm Generates Traditional Musical Rhythms / Godfried Toussaint, School of Computer Science, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
– 8 independant channels
– step number + number of notes + offset + pitch + velocity for each channels
– accurate synchro to Live transport
– scaler helper to choose a scale across each channel
– GM Drum-map mode with the 8 first standard MIDI Drum map notes accross channels
– notes randomizer with min/max limits
– MIDI Thru (the sequencer let all notes from your clips to go to the next devices)
– all parameters are auto mappable to any control surfaces compatible with Live
– built-in help
How did this project use Max?
This project is based on Max for Live