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Name/Version: grainfields - granular synthesizer for monome 1.0
Author: kasperskov  
Description: grainfields turns your 128 grid into a granular synthesizer with 8 voices - each with up to 10 constant streaming grains. Modulate grain parameters (pitch, duration, loop rate, position etc.) of each voice to create a large variety of interesting timbres and textures. Record and loop pattern gestures to create rythmic and melodic sequences.

Getting started

Before launching the grainfields Max for Live device make sure that your grid is connected.

1st step in Ableton is to drop 'grainfields_master.amxd' on an empty track. This device establishes the osc connection with monome (and Lemur on iPad). Show/hide osc settings with the toggle at the bottom of the device. Your monome should auto-detect.

2nd step is to drop 'voice_1.amxd', 'voice_2.amxd', 'voice_3.amxd' (...and so on) on separate audio tracks. When a new voice m4l device is loaded on an audio track in Ableton, the device will automatically activate the corresponding lights on your monome grid. If you only need e.g. 3 voices then load 'voice_1', 'voice_2', and 'voice_3'. You don't need to load all voices.

Video demo:

grainfields is also available as a standalone app for monome - more info on:

Created by Kasper Fangel Skov 2016

Device Details

Tags synth, other
Live Version Used: 9.7
Max Version Used: 7.3.1
Date Added: Nov 12 2016 08:23:10
Date Last Updated: Nov 13 2016 02:14:58
Device Type: instrument_device
Download URL (report link)
License (more info): AttributionNonCommercial


Seems interesting, but a bit an hassle to setup. Too bad. I couldn't pass the first step: ''Show/hide osc settings with the toggle at the bottom of the device. Your monome should auto-detect.'' Mine doesn't show anything, it's ''None''. I gave up...

Hi NeonBreath,

Well I've actually tried to make it as easy as possible to set up in Ableton. It's of course a problem if you can't make the connection work. I've also had some issues with serialosc before - have you experienced this before?

First of all - which version of serialosc do you have installed on your computer?

What kind kind of monome do you have? These devices are only tested with a 128 varibright grid.

Alternatively, you could test the standalone version, and see if this works - download:


I really like the UI, nice job with the color scheme!

Nice UI indeed! dont have monome or ipad but i have push... does it accept midi note input too?

Does this work with a monome 64?


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