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Name/Version: AutoGrid 1.7
Author: altarofwisdom  
Description: AutoGrid is a Max 4 Live audio device, that creates random grid synths patterns from up to 4 incoming tracks, and mixes them with current track, ducking it if needed.

I's a huge timesaver for building interesting FM patterns with different sounds, or sequencing arpeggios or basslines, making sure they don't overlap whatsoever.

AutoGrid offers the following parameters:

- control or the four incoming signal levels and current track one.

- occurrences weight control between the 4 sounds

- time allocation control between: 1/32, 1/16, 1/8 and 1/4 occurrences

- minimum and random length per note

- mix amount between current track and stutter, and duck amount when stutter plays

- stutter probability (to insert some random silences and thus lower density)

- smooth parameter to avoid clicks/pops or on the opposite to glue the sounds together for fading them in or out

- fully automatable parameters

Please note you need to have Max 4 Live to use this device (included with Ableton Live Suite, or available as an add-on for other Live versions)

Update 1.1:

- Added the possibility of slowing down the whole device, to trigger sequences up to 16 bars

- Check out this feature ! You can have Autogrid take inputs from Instruments racks, not only whole tracks !

Update 1.5:

- Added 4 per channel configurable sends (for delays, reverbs, distos, ...)

Update 1.5.1:

- Corrected pan knobs making all inputs mono ! Thanks to Nuno for warning me about this bug ;-)

- Changed volume slider to relative for a more convenient use

Update 1.6:

- Added possbility to reroute each channel grid out to a different channel for further processing

Update 1.7:

- Added freezable random engine to have repeating random patterns

More info on my YouTube channel:

Device Details

Tags sequencer, effect
Live Version Used: 10.1.30
Max Version Used: 8.1.5
Date Added: Mar 30 2021 14:18:05
Date Last Updated: May 09 2021 09:46:08
Device Type: audio_device
Download URL (report link)
License (more info): Commercial


hey man bought the device, really great tool :) two things will be great to see:

1. a loop/freeze option, so when pressed a midi programable button to keep one state of the processing, having the option to chose 1, 2, 4, 8 bars, do you think technically is possible? This will really amazing! :D

2. Audio pass through, so as option that all the channels to be rerouted to external audio channels for further insert effects

Thank you

@pluto, thanks for your comment and support !
for option 1 it's going to be quite difficult, as for now I don't record the pllayed sequence whatsoever, need to think about a way to loop it, but I'll definitely have a look at that
for option 2 you mean having a "passthrough" option for each channel so it plays whatever is happening for the rest and audio is sent to the effects at the same time, right ?

@altarofwisdom regarding option 2 (passthrough) so the individual channels will not be mixed into device and will go out individually (routed) after processing to choosed audio track so inthis case wil will be able to individually processing with other effects as we like.

So regarding option 1 it is true you have some probability settings in there, somehow to freeze a state of those so the output will be the same in time


@pluto just added the possibility to freeze the random engine, to generate a "seed" for it or to get back to a saved seed to put the engine back into a previous state. Hope you'll like it !

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