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Name/Version: Octopulse 1.0
Author: ManifestAudioGbR  
Description: Did you know the otherworldly octopus has a uniquely distributed neural system? Its central brain is connected to brains in each of its eight arms: nine brains total…

Inspired by this unique lifeform, Octopulse is designed by Ableton Certified Trainer Noah Pred to combine eight individually adjustable pulse generators with global controls that manipulate them in unison — while retaining distinct characteristics, directions, and behaviours.

Each activated pulse “arm” is driven by its own clock, defined by a base musical rate and multiplier, along with controllable length, at a specified MIDI note. Trigger, octave, and velocity can all be randomized to add a wealth of variation. Note values, base rates, and rate multipliers for all arms can be randomized globally, within set ranges; click the global dice to instantly produce a unique starting point. Velocity, duration, and multiplier can be controlled for all steps simultaneously, as well as trigger, octave, hold, and velocity randomization.

Outgoing MIDI can be transposed via incoming MIDI clips or real-time input for uniquely interactive musical results — all of which conforms to a selected scale and key. An optional cycle reset interval constrains otherwise endlessly sprawling polymetric structures to more predictable bar-length patterns, while a base offset and multiplier can stagger the entire pattern offbeat. Four playback modes allow it to interact with other MIDI elements in a project — or be deployed as an unconventional, retriggering arpeggiator. Optimized for Push with full Info View annotations and bundled Global Hub integration, Octopulse provides a fresh approach to probabilistic polyrhythms. Whether generating unique drum patterns or expansive melodic patterns, Octopulse is applied biomimicry in action.

Requires: Ableton Live 10.1.x or higher running Max for Live 8.1.x on Mac or PC.
Includes: Octopulse device, 16 presets, Global Hub utility, user guide.

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Device Details

Tags drum, sequencer, effect, utility, other
Live Version Used: 10.1.18
Max Version Used: 8.1.5
Date Added: Dec 08 2021 11:14:47
Date Last Updated: Not updated yet
Device Type: midi_device
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License (more info): AttributionNonCommercialShareAlike


I highly recommend checking out all the manifest m4l stuff. Octopulse is fun to use and very useful to create new sequences in a different way than most regular sequencers.

Brilliant concept of randomizations, always in key itself and with their other m4l devices, thanks to their free Global Hub utility, available with every purchase..., no I am not working for manifest Love it ;)

That's amazing thickthumb66, thanks so much for this wonderful feedback! :)

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