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chaoscx7

By lysdexic on February 13, 2020 10:22 am

Since last week I've been developing the method I used to generate the textured noise percussion from chaotic equations into a Max For Live device. I spent a lot of my time this week actually building the device and getting the UI elements right along with the signal chain. I needed a multiband compressor so I learned how to build one using Linkwitz-Riley crossover filters in MaxMSP using Gen~ from a guide by Timothy Place. I made a simple compressor using Gen and adapted Tim's/Trond Lossius's coefficient calculator from JS into Genexpr also. If you're a max user you can get it at the above link.


This submission is a demo sketch of seven instances of my Max For Live instrument I'm called CHAOSC. I was waiting for a flight and needed to submit so I'm using another Max For Live device to generate simple patterns on each of the seven channels and tweaking params and soloing each while recording straight out of Ableton. I wish I brought a MIDI controller with me on this trip. If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram you can see demos of the UI. I’ve been away at a conference all this week for work, so spending every spare minute developing the device!


Pretty stoked I've got a little device that's great at making Ryoji Ikeda textures. I'm keen to develop some techniques for performing live with this thing and use it for the project Aday and I started last year 'Error Diffusion'.

This submission is licensed by author under CC Attribution Noncommercial No Derivative Works (BY-NC-ND)

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February 17, 2020 11:14 pm

btw spent all that time on the multiband to rebalance the lower registers - I feel like I finally got some beefy bass out of this thing, so don’t bother listening on little phone/laptop speakers. Let me know how the bass sounds!

February 18, 2020 12:31 pm

yeah I'm gonna need to hear this over a venue soundsystem at some point, sounds like exactly the kind of brain massagey, otoacoustic response triggering music I've been craving lately smile

I couldn't pick up much bass on my monitors, but they don't go below 50hz or something—I really should do something about that!

February 19, 2020 5:38 am
0F wrote:

yeah I'm gonna need to hear this over a venue soundsystem at some point, sounds like exactly the kind of brain massagey, otoacoustic response triggering music I've been craving lately smile

I couldn't pick up much bass on my monitors, but they don't go below 50hz or something—I really should do something about that!

Nice! I want to play sets of this stuff live - gotta do some more referencing on different setups. Otoacoustic aren’t something I’d heard of, cheers!

February 19, 2020 7:06 pm

Big sounds... really cool.  The syncopated rhythm is hypnotic.

February 19, 2020 10:04 pm
NWSPR wrote:

Big sounds... really cool.  The syncopated rhythm is hypnotic.

Cheers mate smile

February 22, 2020 3:25 am

This fuckin' slays. I'd be interested in using this as source material in my instrument if you'd be up for that/ok with it?

February 23, 2020 5:43 am

Killer and loved the look of the interface.  Nice work!

February 24, 2020 2:03 am
fc wrote:

This fuckin' slays. I'd be interested in using this as source material in my instrument if you'd be up for that/ok with it?

Yeah dude, go for it! smile

rdomain wrote:

Killer and loved the look of the interface.  Nice work!

Awesome, cheers!

February 25, 2020 3:52 am

This is RAD! This is some very musical noise. I love the sound design and I wish I knew more about what you're doing here.

February 25, 2020 6:45 am
ngineer wrote:

This is RAD! This is some very musical noise. I love the sound design and I wish I knew more about what you're doing here.

Thanks dude smile Think I’m going to make a YouTube video about it when I (finally) put out the device

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