Device Details

Device Overview

Name/Version: Mite - Sync-Free Polyphonic MIDI Note Repeater 1.5
Author: victorkashirin  
Description: «Mite» is a polyphonic MIDI note repeater with synced or free repeating time, random delay, random note drop, retrigger and bypass switches.

DEMO: https://youtu.be/-lpFoZaTqwk

Main function: to get off the grid! Most note repeaters are synced with transport, so it is really hard to fill the space in between the beats, to stretch or compress the time as you wish. That is what «Mite» tries to address.

Mite is also polyphonic, meaning you can repeat chords and stack notes and they will be played in sync.

[INSPIRATION]

«Mite» is inspired by the music of Mark Fell and Second Woman. To get an idea listen to this:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Un6Mi1pQc7o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgmM4Lw7GIM
or read interviews:
http://www.factmag.com/2017/05/13/second-woman-interview/
http://k-devices.com/2014/10/a-talk-with-joshua-eustis/

Functionally it tries to copy device called «Tragedy» made by K-Devices for Joshua Eustis.

[FUNCTIONS]

Two modes of repeat interval length selection (Step):
1) Free - step/interval length is set in milliseconds;
2) Sync - step/interval length is set as note duration.

Two modes of random delay (RndDel):
1) Fixed (ms) - random delay value is drawn from fixed interval in milliseconds;
2) Relative (%) - random delay value is drawn from the interval relative to repeat interval, set in percentage of interval length.

Random notes drop (RndDrop): select probability of note drop out. Feature: chords will be dropped out in full, not just a single note.

Retrigger switch (RT):
On: repeating timer is reset when new note is played;
Off: repeating is not retriggered when new note is played.

Bypass swith (BP): will turn repeating on/off. If keys are still pressed after switching off and on, it will pick them up and continue repeating.

[RECIPES]
– modulate step and random delay, that's where all fun is;
– sounds really cool with m4l envelope linked to step length;

[COMMENTS]
– «mite» is an anagram of «time»;
– please review the device and send feature request / bug reports here.

[CHANGE LOG]
June 16, 2017 - Version 1.0
July 6, 2017 - Version 1.5: added random note drop out
 

Device Details

Downloads: 513
Tags sequencer, effect, utility, glitch, other
Live Version Used: 9.7.2
Max Version Used: 7.3.4
Date Added: Jun 15 2017 18:21:43
Date Last Updated: Aug 10 2017 17:51:37
Average Rating (1) 5
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Device Type: midi_device
URL (optional): https://youtu.be/-lpFoZaTqwk
License (more info): AttributionNonCommercial

Device Files

Device File: Mite.amxd
 


Comments

Very good device. After reading about the Tragedy device used by Second Woman, I wanted to try it out. This is just what I wanted. Thank you for sharing your work.
I have stuck a probability of midi note passing though device after this, with interesting results. Maybe a good addotion for your version 2?

Thanks for comment, senorakubra. Indeed, I was inspired by the ?Tragedy? too, just had to implement it myself since Tragedy was custom built for Joshua only.

Good suggestion for the feature. It actually make sense to include it in the device, because when you play chord, you want to be able to randomly skip any/all notes in the chord. If one would use random gate after the device, is would be impossible to skip full chord, since it will gate randomly selected midi notes. Will try to add!

I love it. This is not unlike the Uzi Note Repeater device:http://www.tetmusic.com/uzi_features.html except that Mite has that random piece that makes it great for generative stuff. I did go in and increase the Step to 10ms-3s, and the Rand to 0-1000. I just liked the wider range. What's really fun is to go Mite->Ableton MIDI Random (chance 100, choice 16) -> Drum Rack full of short samples. REALLY interesting textures.

Thanks for comment, newmodernscience.

I tried your recommendation, works really well. Another tip: put Ableton MIDI Chord after MIDI Random.

Wow to Uzi, haven't seen this one. Really nice device!


I love it. This is not unlike the Uzi Note Repeater device:http://www.tetmusic.com/uzi_features.html except that Mite has that random piece that makes it great for generative stuff. I did go in and increase the Step to 10ms-3s, and the Rand to 0-1000. I just liked the wider range. What's really fun is to go Mite->Ableton MIDI Random (chance 100, choice 16) -> Drum Rack full of short samples. REALLY interesting textures.

not sure why that posted twice. lol. Yeah, UZI is super fun with an X/Y controller. I use it with a random device too, and then add a glitch plugin right after that, so you can actually play some very cool Telefon Tel Aviv style glitchy percussion patterns in a live set. Really adds something.

Mite is going to be great because it's going to add straight up aleatoric style to stuff. at high rates it's almost in the granular synth arena. When you turn random off and leave it at free, you can do some great ascending/descending builds with the speed knob. So simple, but so great.

New version 1.5 uploaded: added note drop out probability.

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