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Name/Version: Molecular Rhythms 1.0
Author: jackzaferes  
Description: Have you ever wondered what molecules sound like?

Molecular Rhythms is a Max for live device that takes molecular formulas and turns them into polyrhythmic sequences! It does this by taking the number of atoms within their formula and using those numbers to run a multipart arpeggiator!

Say you want to hear what Dopamine sounds like. You can input the chemical formula (C8H11NO2), and from there you can select a midi instrument, drum rack or any other midi device you'd like to control, Select a subdivision and play away! When notes are depressed on a keyboard the first note pressed (in the case of Dopamine) will play a sequence in 8 then the following note played will be in 11 and the third note will play in a sequence of 2.

This can be done with any molecule inputed into Molecular Rhythms!

Give it a try! The possibilities are endless!

*Ableton Live and Max For Live are required.

Programmed by Doug Hirlinger.

Device Details

Tags sequencer, other
Live Version Used: 10.1.18
Max Version Used: 8.1.5
Date Added: Apr 28 2022 21:05:00
Date Last Updated: Not updated yet
Device Type: midi_device
Download URL (report link)
License (more info): Commercial


brilliant idea! will try this :)
any chance for paypal on your page?

Hi Jack, Sounds interesting. Do you have a youtube video showing the device in action? :)

This Is my new favorite Device !
Very nice approach to providing randomness and a playful view on the things :)

This Is my new favorite Device !
Very nice approach to providing randomness and a playful view on the things :)

I have the problem with it, that my presets don't get saved... That's a little unsatisfactory after putting in like 20 substances xD
But maybe the fault is on my side... how do I actually make sure that they are saved ? May there be another way to input them / could you think about a way to make the process of inputting easier ? Like dragging a text file in a certain form into the device, that directly reads out the formulas and puts them in, like a preset file so to speak, that can be curated in a text editor. To be able to gather a lot of things and then inputting it...

Best wishes !

This does not appear to be available anymore. Does anybody have a link to get it?

Nevermind, I got it. The link is double, I was able to edit the link to locate it.

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