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Name/Version: The JAZZ AUTOMATON Free 1.1
Author: Flintpope  
Description: A modern jazz quartet improvising in Ableton Live 9 Suite without you doing ANY programming? Introducing The Jazz Automaton, a free M4L device from Flintpope.

I've taken Max for Live's snappily titled "M4l.bg.15.AllTogether" random sequence generator and inserted separate instances of it onto four different instruments: piano, guitar, percussion and double bass. This rack uses TENSION and ELECTRIC as the sound generators but you can use any Ableton instrument you like.

This Max sequencer has a real groove, specially if you put it into a 64-bar backwards and forwards random repeat mode. Are there some secret jazzers over at Cycling 74?

I've added in some AMP for live feel and some user-variables to make it more real. Using a macro mapped to RESONATOR you can modulate between the guitarist strumming chords through a fuzz-box and playing clean lead lines.

There is also a trick on the Percussion sound (it's actually TENSION playing a marimba) that makes it go scratchy with modulation. By the way, this unusual mapping of Guitar/Percussion balance seems to work. Try it out.

The double bass (TENSION again) is on a separate track so you don't have to use the M4L Carbonised Wood REVERB on it but you'll probably want to use the GLUE compressor.

You will notice there are no recorded clips in this rack. Just hit SPACEBAR/PLAY and see what happens...

Play with the variables. Play some trumpet too.

Hear the tune: https://soundcloud.com/flintpope/jazzautomaton

Put a zero in the price-box on-site to get this free.
 

Device Details

Tags sequencer, glitch, other, dj
Live Version Used: 9.5
Max Version Used: 7.0.4
Date Added: Mar 11 2016 04:10:02
Date Last Updated: May 13 2017 09:18:26
Device Type: instrument_device
Download URL (report link) http://flintpope.com/m4l.php
License (more info): None


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