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Device Overview

Name/Version: Copy Machine 1.0
Author: ricoL  
Description: Copy Machine takes an audio file and plays back multiple copies of it simultaneously.

Each copy plays back at a different speed / pitch, negative playback speeds are possible and will result in that copy being played in reverse.

You can select up to 32 copies.

Copy Machine decides the playback speed of the copies according to the mode selected. You can choose between the different modes by clicking on any of the 5 icons below the waveform display. The currently selected mode will appear orange and all others will appear gray.

DEV1 - All copies will play at a random speed either faster or slower than the base pitch. The range of this deviation is determined by you. DEV1 is capable of copies at nearly the same pitch, creating a blurring effect somewhat similar to chorus. Moving to a larger range quickly takes the effect far beyond, creating very random effects. By default the deviations from the base pitch are re-generated at every note, you can lock in the last deviation values by pressing the Lock button in the lower left hand side of the UI.

DEV2 - The same as DEV1 except more extreme. A wider range of playback speed deviation is available resulting in a more chaotic sound and usually more copies playing in reverse.

HARM - All copies will play at speeds determined by ratios of a harmonic series. With the control at 64 the natural harmonic series is closely imitated, adding additional copies can sound like an increase in the number of audible partials. This behavior creates a coupling of rhythm and pitch in just-intonation, similar to the behavior of the Rhythmicon.

SubH - Similar to HARM but with the more mysterious Subharmonic series, I honestly don't even get it, it just sounds cool.

EXPO - The playback speed of all copies is based on an exponential curve. The range knob adjusts the exponent.

Device Details

Tags sampler, other
Live Version Used: 10.1.18
Max Version Used: 8.1.5
Date Added: Jul 25 2021 03:38:37
Date Last Updated: Jul 25 2021 07:46:05
Device Type: instrument_device
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License (more info): AttributionShareAlike


very cool experimental sampler!
reminds me of Steve Reich but with a modern twist.
thanks for generosity.

Very unique. Thanks.


Fantastic! Thank u Rico!

This is great! thank you! is there a way to keep the sample saved with the project? i have to load one everytime i open the project.

bought this today, absolutely love it. can find some really interesting sounds with it. really truly want it to save the sample used accross live projects, is that possible?

This is incredible. I am humbled by this device. Excellent work and I can't wait to see what else you come up with. Thank you!

Incredible device! I noticed it has the "undo history clogging" issue that a lot of max devices have, is this possible to fix? And like others have said it doesn't store your samples, would gladly pay for this if these issues were resolved as it is such a unique device with a great simple interface. Thanks.

Awesome device! But... unusable :(
I'm using Ableton 11 and the slice I've selected won't save. You can test this simply by first saving your project (make sure there is no asterisk on the titlebar), and selecting a new slice, you'll see that the asterisk doesn't appear on the titlebar of the window. If you change any other parameter, you will see the asterisk (meaning there are new changes to save).

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