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Random Drummer

by anthonycaulkinsmusic

click image to access Max patch

(samples needed for patch)

 

This patch deals with randomness and probabilities to create constantly changing drum rhythms over a backing track.

In order for the patch to work properly, you will need to download this zipped file of samples and direct Max file directory to the folder containing the samples.

Drones, Scratches, and Quizzles

by anthonycaulkinsmusic

click image to access Max patch

 

This patch is an early example of using control functions to create a constantly evolving texture, with three possible sound types: drones, scratch sounds, and quizzles (whatever those are!).

The programming for this patch is based heavily on Chris Dorbrian’s work on control functions as recognizable shapes: http://algocomp.blogspot.com/2009/04/control-function-as-recognizable-shape.html

NOTE: To access the above shown interface, open the patch in presentation view.