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Name | Version: Time And Timbre 2.0
Author: skinnerbox
Device Type: Instrument
Description: Time & Timbre v2.0 is here!

Here’s a rundown of Time & Timbre’s features:

Time is great for complex polyrhythms, subtle rhythmic variations and adding a unique swing to drums. For each of its six channels, you can define sequence length and beat divisions freely and independently. Apply swing to any notes in your pattern (not only 4ths, 8ths and 16ths) or add accents and rolls to individuals steps.

Timbre consists of five drum synth modules. They’re great for synthesizing punchy, crisp drums – and equally as good for making completely unconventional sounds. Add to your patterns any degree of subtle variation or chaos: randomize each drum voice, or modulate its parameters using the Time’s internal LFOs or the external TimeLFO device.

Time Sting is a sequence generator – great for firing up ideas for leads and basslines with any soft or external synth. You can randomize sequences or take detailed control over parameters, as well as export from the sequencer into MIDI clips. And as the smiley face suggests, it’s happiest making acid-style lines.

Time Delay uses Time’s groove engine to create a rhythmic delay that fits perfectly alongside a swinging groove. Instead of on-the-grid echoes, you can sync the effect to Time for an effect that’s full of rhythmic complexity.

Time LFO lets you control any MIDI parameter with polyrhythmic, groove-induced modulations. Or slave it to the Time sequencer to modulate parameters with the exact same swing peculiarities.

Time LFO.CV outputs a control voltage through your audio interface to control your external analog hardware. The device also sends out a clock signal, so if you have sequencers with clock input TimeLFO.CV can send them groovey signals (Note that you will need an interface with DC-coupled outputs for proper operation).

Integration with Push

Time & Timbre can take over Push’s sequencer with a completely customized layout. The setup reimagines how to use the unit to build beats and trigger patterns.


Live Version Used: 9.5
Max Version Used: 7.2.3
Date Added: Feb 07 2015 15:31:53
Date Last Updated: Jun 16 2016 12:11:24
Downloads: 3
License: AttributionNonCommercialNoDerivatives
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I just want the lfo. Is that possible? Thanks
I just get this wonderful tools, but I don’t have audio signal coming in it,
I would like to use it with The Analog four and the volca bass,

Any help would be so precious

Thanks a lot!!

Time sting prints lots of errors to the max for live console when loaded on a track and the console pops up a lot, it's a huge workflow killer. Any ideas how to fix?

The error:
Setting the Id cannot be triggered by notifications. You will need to defer your response.

Making a pattern in Skinnerbox Time. It has an export to MIDI clip option. This doesn't work properly. While I do get a MIDI clip, the export function pushes all the note-on messages in the pattern to the first note, and the actual pattern doesn't appear.

All notes strike on one.

Latest version of Live - 11.3.4
Never mind works now

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