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jtol

jtol is a HUGE max library for nested tree data structures, complex discrete pattern generation that can be applied to architectural design, music, dance; everything requiring constructed evolution in space and time. In other words, it is mostly made for designing rhythms and evolutionary patterns.
More information here.

 

glsl shaders

some pieces make use of shaders I wish to share here. Even though I often use Rhinoceros and Houdini for visuals, they are all compatible with Max; the tool I use the most for composition alongside ableton live.

 

max for live devices

max for live is max within ableton live. It is interesting to see how different max is being used compared with the early 2000’s.

 

lempel–ziv–welch

lzw (lempel–ziv–welch) encoding and decoding allowing multi-scale recursive segmentation of data structures. lzw is used to compress data in zip. Very useful with markovian and grammar based discrete models.

 

rhythmic quantification

various rhythmic quantification tools and ideas for nested tree data structures using jtol and the bach library in max.

 

max externals

Max is a visual programming language for music and multimedia. During its 30-year history, it has been widely used by composers, performers, software designers, researchers, and artists for creating innovative recordings, performances, and installations.

 

grasshopper components

Grasshopper is a plugin for rhinoceros. Rhino is a nurb-based 3d modeling tool commonly used for computational design and architecture. The following components are very simple but still useful.

 

divisorplot on3dpoints from divisors
numberspiral on3dpoints from both cartesian and polar number spiral
primegenerator generate prime numbers

 

 

psola analysis

psolabatch is a little batch tool for analysis used in psola synthesis (pitch-synchronous overlap-add)

 

 

microtuna

microtuna is a little tool for micro-tuning with the native instrument kontakt sampler.

 

 

brightlink & extron video matrix control with max

This is a max patch for controlling the BL-4X4S-VW22 brightlink matrix in TCP with the ethernet port. This is another max patch for controlling the DXP-44-HD-4K-Plus extron matrix. The extron is much more expensive but also far better. They also contain their factory manuals. These were used for a newer version of machinations at the bern university of the arts in 2019.

 

 

vst plugins

These VSTs are now probably obsolete. They used to be running on Mac OS 10.4. They have never been tested since. You need to install cycling74’s pluggo runtime before using them.

 

op.canal good special sampler trigger from sound analysis
10trop distortion
op.psautotune autotune pitch correction and more
op.psoharmonizer harmonizer that keeps spectral envelope and more
op.psychiatre psola based time-stretch and pitch transposer
op.chorus noisy chorus