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Device Overview

Name/Version: Sample Layer 1.0
Author: tomcosm  
Description: My first ever public device (I'm still learning)

This machine is made for layering samples together easily using a Drum Rack. It is best used for things like snares, claps. or anythings short and quick that you want to layer many of at the same time.

Simply add this before a drum rack that has many samples (up to 128). It will override the MIDI notes the drum rack recieves, sending out 6 notes defined by the "Note" dial no matter what note is recieved either from a MIDI clip or MIDI in to the track.

Each one of the 6 have controls you can modify. These are as follows:

On/Off - Turns that sample On or Off
Trigger - Triggers the current sample
Random - Randomizes all the parameters

Note (Dial) - Selects a new sample from your drum rack with 0 being the lowest, and 127 being the highest
Note (Random) - Randomly selects a sample for you
Note (Nek) - Moves to the next sample up
Note (Prev) - Moves to the previous sample down

Delay (Dial) - Waits a period of time before the sample gets triggered
Delay (Random) - Chooses a random delay length

Length (Dial) - Change the length of the MIDI note sent to the Drum Rack
Length (Random) - Chooses a random note length

Velocity (Dial) - Changes the velocity of the MIDI note sent (usually used for volume control)
Velocity (Random) - Chooses a random note velocity

Random All - Randomizes every setting
Reset All - Resets all values back to default

Any questions please visit the forums at

Have fun!

Future versions will have more control such as Pan, eqing etc

Device Details

Downloads: 3485
Tags drum, sampler, effect, utility
Live Version Used: 9.0.1
Max Version Used: 6.1
Date Added: Apr 27 2013 05:03:53
Date Last Updated: Apr 27 2013 05:09:07
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Device Type: midi_device
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Device Files

Device File: M4L Tom Cosm - Sample Layer 1.0.amxd


I like it! I also am getting started with Max and have been creating a MIDI device similar. Mine is geared more towards working with randomizing polyphonic MIDI. Yours is doing what mine was doing where it outputs the bang/MIDI note when you rotate the Note dial instead of only when triggered. Try just changing the message without bang and route directly to the message. It will prevent unnecessary explosions from speakers. Thanks for your device, it will be useful.

WOW this is awesome dude.

i stick by my above comment bro, but it prevents you un doing things on other channels :( shame

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