Monday, January 23, 2017

Impressions of Innes National Park (January 2017)

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Ableton Link to Teenage Engineering PO-12 Sync

This is a Max patch that connects to an Ableton Link network, and generates pulses suitable for a Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator PO-12 or other similar sync scenarios.

Download the Max patch here:

The patch requires Max, which can be run in demo mode as a version of runtime. The patch requires the Max Ableton Link package, which can be installed via the package manager in Max.

The pulses are output via an audio interface. In this case, the audio interface that is used is a $2 (with free shipping) USB sound card.

To use the patch:

  • Make sure that the laptop and any Link devices are on the same network
  • Launch Max go to Options > Audio Status..., set the audio output device to the audio interface and turn the audio engine on
  • Connect the output of the audio interface to the PO-12
  • Launch the Link to Pulse Tick patch, and set quantum to 4 and subdivisions to 2
  • Set the PO-12 to SY2 (sync input, stereo output) by pressing funct and bpm
  • Press play on the PO-12 - the PO-12 will wait for a sync signal
  • Enable to the output of the sync patch by turning the toggle on
  • At the start of the next quantum (bar), the patch will start sending a sync signal to the PO-12, the PO-12 will play in time with Link
  • Changing the tempo in the patch will update all other Link devices on the network and vice versa

Monday, January 16, 2017

Splitting Polyphonic MIDI Across Multiple Channels

How to split MIDI chords and polyphonic note data across multiple monophonic MIDI channels, so that any given channel is only ever playing back one note at a time.

Download the Max for Live device here:

Download the receive.dyn Max for Live device here:

Friday, January 13, 2017

Razer Blade Stealth with Apple LG 21.5 UltraFine 4K Display

The Razer Blade Stealth with ThunderBolt 3 works great with the Apple LG UltraFine 4K Display. Display resolution up to 4K is available alongside laptop charging and USB hub functionality.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Poly to Mono Dynamic Voice Allocation in Max for Live

Send polyphonic MIDI data to multiple mono channels by using this Max for Live device in conjunction with the dynamic MIDI receive bussing device.

Download here: