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Name/Version: Clip Generator 1.03
Author: oscillatedspace  
Description: Clip Generator is a simple melody and rhythm MIDI generator. Its purpose is to be a sort of generative compositionally assistive tool, but it could be used to generate MIDI content in a live setting too. It uses a random generator that can be massaged to make more desirable results.

In future more complex algorithms will be added to make for more interesting results. There are no external objects in this patch. It's a Max For Live MIDI Effect that was made entirely with vanilla Max objects. This is a smaller patch from a larger project of mine that generates MIDI clip patterns for multiple instruments for live improvisation. This work has come about from my previous experiences in making generative systems in MaxForLive for research and personal use.

Most helpful objects: dict, random, and live.object

Operating it is pretty simple:
Drop the patch into any MIDI track.
In Session View, click an existing MIDI clip or empty clip slot in the track
Choose your settings
Click Generate

Device Details

Downloads: 2111
Tags utility, other, beta
Live Version Used: 9.6.2
Max Version Used: 7.2.4
Date Added: Nov 20 2017 02:43:05
Date Last Updated: Not updated yet
Average Rating (1) 5
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Device Type: midi_device
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License (more info): AttributionNonCommercialNoDerivatives

Device Files

Device File: ClipGenerator1.03.amxd


I love this. Thank you!

Fantastic. Finding some nice things. Would you be able to get it to trigger automatically?

This is an early version of the patch, but I am planning on adding some more things and improvements. I realized that the bpatcher doesn't let you access the controls in Live. I'll be moving the controls up a level and change the generate button so that you can automate the clicking of generate. That way it could possibly be triggered automatically by an automation curve in the clip or an external MIDI control. It would make for interesting results if you want to continuously generate to a selected clip and allow you to improvise with new loops live. Right now my setup includes using the patch in a few external instrument tracks hooked to a eurorack modular, then tweaking the hardware.

I'm having trouble getting this to work on my Ableton 9.5. Maybe I am not understanding the directions right. To test it I put the stock grand piano on a midi track and dragged the clip generator onto that track. I adjusted the settings then selected generate and nothing happened. I am in session view like you stated. I also tried recording midi and then selected generate and nothing happened. Can you help me out pl0x.

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