Coconut - Step-Sequenced Mbiras

    Coconut Trailer

    After many sleepless nights and a few lost hairs I'm chuffed to announce the completion of Coconut: a self contained music sequencing tool made within the MaxMSP visual programming environment. At the heart of Coconut is a multisampled toy Mbira (a small finger piano made from the shell of a coconut) that was given to me as a gift some years ago. Since then it's been bitterly starring at me from my shelf collecting dust, but now it's woody sonic-spirit has been immortalised in the digital realm as ones and zeros! If you're a Mac, download her and give her a whirl! I'd love to hear how you get on. :)

    • Oct 22 2012 | 10:32 am
      WHAT! This is ridiculously amazing! I will download tonight! I am doing a similar project with such visuals, good job man! A+ work!
    • Oct 22 2012 | 1:16 pm
      This is really fantastic. Nicely done, the layout is beautiful, and the programming chart is unreal. Kudos!
    • Oct 22 2012 | 6:19 pm
      Cheers guys! Ylannis, you'll have to let me know when you're project is finished buddy - I'd love to check out how you're getting on! :)
      If anyone is interested I kept a blog for Coconut detailing every step of its creation. Perhaps it might be helpful or insightful for people embarking on similar projects:
    • Oct 25 2012 | 5:38 am
      great job! only Max writes newobj: tconvolutionUB ~: No such object. But the patch works and plays.
    • Oct 25 2012 | 6:20 am
      Oops! Cheers for the heads up Kluben! I'll sort that out in an update! :)
    • Feb 11 2013 | 8:59 am
      Hi there, Where can it be downloaded? Thanks
    • Feb 11 2013 | 10:11 am
      Hey Viersen, you can download Coconut by visiting and clicking the download link at the bottom of the article! :)
    • Feb 11 2013 | 12:06 pm
      Lee thanks for the very kind mention. Coconut is amazing!, keep them coming, Pere