Device Details


Name | Version: zb.cellular 1.0
Author: ZlatkoBaracskai
Device Type: MIDI Effect
Description: zb.cellular is a fairly complex and flexible implementation of cellular automation for both vertical (chord) and horizontal (sequence) arrangement of notes. These can be switched between with the mode pop-up menu.
The columns parameter sets the amount of cells that are traced within the graph that is drawn on the left.
The rule index of the automaton is numerically specified, many rules have simple or uninteresting behavior, consult the literature for further theoretical background about CA.
The device responds to only six different pitches that are variable. A single pitch, the iterate trigger is used to iterate the automaton. Other five pitches are used to restart the automaton with the cell state represented in the corresponding row of the large grid.
The three small grids represent the way the cell state information is used at each iteration. They provide control over the offset that allows to shift the used cells to the right. Further they have a gate pop-up menu that specifies the logical operation used to derive the represented cell state.
Yes and not gates use the actual cell state or the inverse respectively. Other gates are the possible logical operations that are used to derive a state based on the unoffset and the offset set of states. In this way rather than just using different cell states one can use this type of logical autocorrelation as well. Cell states derived in this manner are displayed. Each of these control a different aspect of the throughput MIDI notes. The event row controls the occurrence of events in the sequence mode and the selection of pitches in the chord mode. The specified note is output or serves as the base pitch in the two modes respectively. The accent row controls the velocity of the notes with two possible states accented or unaccented. Finally the transposition row allows for shifting the note in pitch based on the derived cell state with a specified interval.


Live Version Used: 8.2.2
Max Version Used: 5.1.8
Date Added: Aug 01 2011 11:48:44
Date Last Updated: No Updates
Downloads: 779
License: None
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Device File: zb.cellular.amxd


amazing description, and i'd like to think i'm ableton smart.
but how do i get this device working ?
Potentially useful.

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