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Name/Version: Subtraction Engine 1.2
Author: ManifestAudioGbR  
Description: Less is more: addition by subtraction is the name of the game.

Created by Ableton Certified Trainer Noah Pred, this generative MIDI performance effect is designed to mute steps of incoming MIDI drums, melodies, and harmonies to create variations, build tension, or experiment with different expressions of rhythmic and musical phrases. You can do this manually for full control - or just enable Auto Dice to let the good times roll.

Optimized for Push with full automation labels and Info View annotation, Subtraction Engine is ready for high-level play straight away. Experiment, have fun, and capture results to new MIDI or Audio Clips by recording them to other tracks in Live.

Short promo video:

Full walkthrough video:

How does Subtraction Engine differ from Live 11’s note probability?

· New step activation states can be generated automatically at specified intervals, for example creating a new variation every 2 bars, 4 bars, etc., producing continuous yet coherently phrased variations
· Chords are toggled as a single unit — as opposed to Live 11's probability, which treats all notes individually
· Shorter step activation cycles layered with longer MIDI phrases easily create dynamic yet hypnotic rhythmic patterns while adhering to the melodic contour of the original MIDI input
· All steps can be toggled on, off, or inverted simultaneously for highly engaging performance control
· Parameters are available for automation and MIDI or key mapping
· Works with Live 10 Suite

Change Log v1.2

· Added Cycle Reset option to reset polymetric masking at intervals measured in bars
· Updated GUI for consistency with other Manifest Audio devices
· Comes bundled with Global Hub
· Bug fixes and optimizations

Device Details

Tags sequencer, effect, utility, glitch, other
Live Version Used: 10.1.30
Max Version Used: 8.1.10
Date Added: Apr 07 2021 10:04:49
Date Last Updated: Dec 08 2021 11:07:30
Device Type: midi_device
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License (more info): AttributionNonCommercialShareAlike

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