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Member since: Apr 10 2010
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Devices by offthesky

audio random triggerer Version 1.2
offthesky rando chango - random program changer Version 1.0

Total Downloads: 2,253

Comments by offthesky


oops, nm - my max had become corrupt somehow (no mappings on any patch were working). reinstalled and fixed the problem.

this is a wonderful device! sadly it doesn't work in ableton 10.6 :( any chance for any update? :)

this works like a charm now - i use this in just about every live project now. THANK YOU TheM!!!

great device! if i had to suggest some features to make this even more bad ass useful, i'd say: some way to increase the recording time from 2minutes to say, 10+ minutes(us ambient people do a lot of long winded jams) and also, a way to pause the recording so that when we hit 'write to disc' it doesn't keep recording (it seems to keep recording until we actually hit the OS's save button).

nice one that did the trick! super useful now :) THHHANNNXX

i still absolutely love this patch. in fact it gets used in about every track i work on now!

hi there, great patch! btw, for some reason, the first lane (F1) isn't outputting any notes, any ideas?

i want to get this but before going through all the steps to download, can you tell me if this patch retains line break formatting? many of the other notepad solutions here do not(they strip out line breaks). also does your patch add quotes or slashes to the beginning and end of the notes like a few of the notepad solutions here? with those i get garbage like """""/////"/"/ that just gets added to the beginning and end of my notes every time i edit the textarea. thanx so much!

any reason why this doesn't save line breaks? i enter notes for my musical partner like such:
1. blahblahblah comment
2. blahblahblah comment
3. blahblahblah comment

and when i reopen the project, the notes are formatted like:
1. blahblahblah comment 2. blahblahblah comment 3. blahblahblah comment

am i just doing something wrong is do you have an idea of how this could be fixed? thnx for the device anyway!

does this patch retain line breaks? allot of the free m4l notepad patches here don't when the project is reopened. also does your patch add quotes or slashes to the beginning and end of notes like some of the other m4l notepad patches here? thnx!

i add comments like:
1. xcomment 1
2. xcomment 2
3. xcomment 3

and when i save/reopen the project, the comments are re formatted as:
1. xcomment 1 2. xcomment 2 3. xcomment 3

any ideas on how to make it retain it's original formatting?

great idea, but do you know how to make the line breaks stay in there? i add comments like :
1. comment 1
2. comment 2
3. comment 3

and when i reopen the project, the textedit area is formatted like:
1. comment 1 2. comment 2 3. comment 3

any ideas would be great, thnkx!

this is pretty useful... especially coupled with a cue maker patch for jotting down problem areas of a song while listening back to it. however i notice that there are a bunch of "////"//"/" - characters added before and after my notes as i'm adding new notes in constantly. do you have any idea how to make these from appearing in the textedit area?

is there a way to get this to preserve the line breaks?

love this idea! i downloaded the latest and when i quit and press okay, it just starts the game over, the window never goes away until i force quit ableton. im on ableton 9.2.2, latest max7 (all PC x64)

i absolutely love this and will probably use this ALLOT from now on. the only idea i had for a future version is a toggle that allows the creation of a new random pattern at the end of the current pattern's cycle. and also a snapshot system(if you hear a great pattern, it can be saved!). also a 'random merge' button that would create the new pattern based around the old pattern instead of 100% new, if that makes any sense. regardless, great work sir!

ahhh! copying the autobot.mxj over did it. i thought those externals were included in patches upon freezing? anyway, thanks for all your help and your patch is going to REALLY improve my work flow! one simple suggestion for improvement(that i might try to hack in when i have time): an option for double click. i'll be using this patch to quickly add in audio effect rack presets and various effects while i'm producing/mixing.

do you know if your patch could have the capability to fire off keyboard shortcuts? (ableton really needs to build in keyboard remapping) anyway, great stuff man and thanks again for a great tool!

love this idea! so the mouse moves to the recorded spot, but the click isn't working for me(PC & OSX Max7)

this is an absolutely lovely device!! will be using this allot from now on. would love to see a 'tape chew' simulation amount-knob that simulates the warbled low pass panning-distortion you hear from sections of tape that have been physically crumpled.

perrrrfect! have two of them running on a pc without a hitch; gonna try and figure out how to get the pitch bend to work this thing...

you got to pray just to make it today...

thank you! i've been looking for a way to do 8 channel surround panning in ableton - with each send going to a different channel. this is just perfect!!! now just need to animate that x/y knob to make the audience sea sick...

this is super useful! i'm not sure why ableton doesn't let you natively record automation into a clip?? that seems like a big duh! but this device you've made is a great work around, thanks so much!! also i use allot of different midi devices so i modded this and added in a dial to the presentation that sends a negative number into the 'p Controller Input' subpatch adjusting the gate offset. so i can calibrate the gate to my midi controller without opening the device up every time...

super easy to use - and super useful for live api newbs like me.. thanks so much for putting this together!

download link is BORKEN!!!

hey this looks pretty cool - would be nice if there was a random step sequencer built in that could control the trigger of various presets to the beat... or if there was some way to send midi notes from a midi clip into this to be able to manually sequence the triggering of various presets... also more presets would be nice (especially when controlling complex patches like reaktor live tools, etc).. but a pretty awesome demo!

btw, would be awesome for version 3 to have 'presets' where you could save various random sets and recall them later... or maybe there's another m4l patch that could work with this randomizer to do that?

this is one of the more useful plugins available. works like a charm for me: win7 ableton 8.2.5, last build of max5 as of jan2012...

this doesn't work... no audio comes out of it... running win7 abes 8.2.6 and last build of max5(as of jan2012)...

doesn't seem to work - have tried all the parameters... runing win7 ableton 8.2.6, latest build of max 5 (as of jan2012)

goood stuff! fairly cpu lite too...

this is really useful for making a generative song. thanks!

i was looking for something just like this... perfect! thanks for posting this.

really great - just what i needed!!!

this is great... thanks so much!

awesome - thanks so much for the tips! this api is giving me a headache but hopefully soon i can get this effect up to perfection...

or if you all know of another lfo esque m4l effect out there that has already implemented a good working version of the workaround you mention above, do let me know...

not that i don't want to figure this out on my own but seriously: making music is much funner than fixing bugs ;)


this is certainly a great little device because the chain selector fader in an effect group just does linear fades...

so in doing bass note sine tests, i noticed that the overall volume gets louder in the center... which parameter can be tweaked to adjust the curves of the fade?

also what would you recommend to getting rid of the glitches when fading quickly... maybe a line object?

thanks again for a useful little thang...

this is so useful! ableton's always needed this kind of simple function.. it'd be super cool to be able to have the values move smoothly when ya hit the random button... (maybe with some kind of line object)

anyway thanks a bunch!