The Composers' Playpen
Composer Playpen Demo1.mp4
Realtime recording of MIDI loops (via MIDI input) of up to 12 modules of unlimited length.
Can record either into MIDI loops or into MAX sequencers. Can dump one type into another. Can save all for future work. All on an individual module basis.
Additional recording of two instruments which improvise on your MIDI input.
Flexible loop length adjustments.
KB thru, solo, module, or Instrument 1, 2 & 3 selection.
Ability to play all this back in any combination with all modules completely independent rhythmically.
Enhanced play mode where KB notes initiate and stop/pause play for that individual module.
Collapsed rhythm (see YouTube demo). Wild!
Complete control over which modules are sounding at any given time.
Velocity, mod wheel, breath controller settings, including an automated feature where they independently change according to preset numbers.
Random pitch during playback, including % of randomness and range of notes randomized.
Pulsed program change where program of selected module (s) changes via a predetermined tempo in seconds, via a group of preselected programs for each module.
Flexible stopwatch for live performance and recording convenience
Many ways of transposing sequences and changing tempi.
Instant stop/start of individual sequences.
All this under precise preset control with a total of 2 master presets and 7 satellite presets.
You decide if master presets control satellite presets or not.
Clear visuals which monitor sequence length, loop length, attack/release of each individual note.
Many more features. You have to see it.
Program exists completely in MAX 5, requiring Macintosh System 10.6