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Name/Version: Chance Engine 1.2
Author: ManifestAudioGbR  
Description: Escape the loop: add compelling variety to MIDI patterns in Process mode - or bring dynamic new MIDI to life in Generate mode.

Created by Ableton Certified Trainer Noah Pred, Chance Engine is designed to add controlled yet random fluctuations to the most important parameters of incoming MIDI drums, melodies, and harmonies in real-time. Produce musical variations by adjusting the probability incoming notes will play, be held, or change in velocity, octave, and pitch.

Velocity, octave, and pitch ranges are easily specified, while the resulting output can be transposed, all within a selected key and scale. Note pitch can be randomized with each new note-on message or at specific rhythmic intervals, with three modes of note randomization to choose from: pure Chance, stumbling Drunk, or a Fluid mode based on quantum modelling of particle motion in liquid that results in uniquely lyrical output. All parameters are available for automation, modulation, and real-time MIDI control via any configured controller - and optimized for Push.

Switching from default Process mode to Generate allows Chance Engine to produce its own MIDI notes internally. Adjust your base MIDI note manually in the default Internal mode, or set it to Receive mode to adjust base note transposition via MIDI input. Then select a rhythm by combining a metrical base rate with a multiplier, along with optional offset — or go freestyle using millisecond timing instead. Generated output is then probabilistically processed by the randomization controls as described in Process mode. Better yet, use the unique Gate and Side modes to produce vibrant musical conversation between different MIDI tracks.

Experiment, have fun, and capture your results to new MIDI or Audio Clips by recording them to other tracks in Live.

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Full walk-through:

Primary controls - all available for automation, modulation, and MIDI control

Play: chance notes will play
Hold: chance notes will sustain
Velocity: chance velocity will change within constrained range
Octave: chance pitch will change in octave intervals within constrained range
Pitch: chance notes will change within constrained range, scale, and key, with three modes - Chance, Drunk, and Fluid

Requires: Ableton Live Suite 10.1.x or higher running Max 8.1.x.
Includes: Chance Engine device, 8 Process and 8 Generate presets (16 total), and 11-page user guide.

Change Log v1.2

· Added Cycle Reset option to reset pulse generation cycles at intervals measured in bars
· Integrates with bundled Global Hub
· Appended Live 11 scales
· Bug fixes and optimizations

Device Details

Tags sequencer, effect, utility, other
Live Version Used: 10.1.18
Max Version Used: 8.1.5
Date Added: Jun 03 2021 08:00:14
Date Last Updated: Dec 08 2021 11:08:22
Device Type: midi_device
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License (more info): AttributionNonCommercialShareAlike

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