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Name/Version: noisedrone 2 2.3
Author: robTech  
Description: noisedrone 2 is a quite awesome noise machine; based on the work of dorkattack (http://www.maxforlive.com/library/device/292/noisedrone) - thanks for it!

I added some enhancements:
- some odd circuitry (felph, chrid, dend; don't ask what they do, just try it)
- optional trigger by MIDI
- pseudo-stereo-option
- a cool scope :-)
- some nice colors
- 5 seconds fade-in on loading the device for security reasons ;-)

...unbelievable what you can get out of 3 sinewaves and some math...

CAUTION: this device can produce sudden VERY high volume peaks, so keep volume VERY LOW in the beginning; keep care on your spekers and your ears!!


Comments welcome;
...let's make some noise!


Update 2014-09-15:
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- softened the initial preset - for protecting ears and speakers when plugging in the device

Update 2014-09-08:
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- added a tempo sync; I found the ### parameter produces rhythmical structures at low frequencies; with the tempo sync button and timing setting you can get the beast inteo the beat :-)
"phase" sets the off-beat percentage.
- Added a preset system; now you can store/recall settings within a live set
- added a DC filter in the Output (which occured sometimes before)

Update 2014-08-13:
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Download contains a bunch of presets now; therefore provided as a ZIP file.

 

Device Details

Downloads: 9070
Tags synth, drum, effect, glitch, other
Live Version Used: 9.1.4
Max Version Used: 6.1.6
Date Added: Aug 07 2014 14:46:51
Date Last Updated: Sep 20 2014 14:26:51
Average Rating (4) 4
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Device Type: instrument_device
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Device Files

Device File: noisedrone2.zip
 


Comments

Very experimental, wild and gives totally unpretictible results, that's fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

@neonBreath: nice to hear you like it! If you play around for some time you can get it some more predictable; e.g. low Settings of ### to 1 Hz or below often causes a pulsing sound at the given speed; but I think the general unpredictability is the fun factor of this. Cheers, Rob

Funky device !

can you please adjust your device that it doesn't create this incredible loud sound when you first load it?

@verstaerker: just softened the initial preset; please let me know if it works now for you. thx for the feedback! Cheers Rob

...but don't forget: this device IS for incredible loud and weird sounds ;-)

Just uploaded again; has been an older version before (without preset system and tempo sync) by mistake. Now it should be ok.
Rob

Hi Robo,
thanks for the device; can't seem to access the presets. I put the entire noisedrone2 folder in userlibrary/presets/instruments/maxinstrument. if i try to load from the device and navigate to the presets they are blanked out.also trying to hotswap removes the device completely and gives an error message. thanks for your help

Hi guarachiguaro,

perhaps you got confused between the device presets (included in the zip file) and the preset system of the device (right section of the device) - same expression for two different things, sorry; let me explain the difference:

The provided presets of the zip file can be loaded by double-clicking one of the files with the extension .adv; these can be seen within Live's browser (under categories navigate to presets/instruments/maxinstrument, open the branch under noisedrone 2, here you see the preset files. double-clicking brings it into the selected track. If the device is already loaded, drag the .adv file to the title bar of the device, then you here the new preset.

The preset system of the device (bubbles area on the right side) is a different thing: here, you can store various parameter settings within one instance of the device by Shift-click one of the bubbles and restore one by single-click the bubble (or automating the preset number) - so you can switch immediately between various sounds. Load and save buttons here save the complete set of 30 parameter sets, but this has nothing to with the .adv preset files (therefore you haven't seen the presets in the load dialog, as the file extension is different).
I hope I could clarify it and you can enjoy the crazy sounds of this things now ;-)

Cheers, Rob

Hi guarachiguaro,

perhaps you got confused between the device presets (included in the zip file) and the preset system of the device (right section of the device) - same expression for two different things, sorry; let me explain the difference:

The provided presets of the zip file can be loaded by double-clicking one of the files with the extension .adv; these can be seen within Live's browser (under categories navigate to presets/instruments/maxinstrument, open the branch under noisedrone 2, here you see the preset files. double-clicking brings it into the selected track. If the device is already loaded, drag the .adv file to the title bar of the device, then you here the new preset.

The preset system of the device (bubbles area on the right side) is a different thing: here, you can store various parameter settings within one instance of the device by Shift-click one of the bubbles and restore one by single-click the bubble (or automating the preset number) - so you can switch immediately between various sounds. Load and save buttons here save the complete set of 30 parameter sets, but this has nothing to with the .adv preset files (therefore you haven't seen the presets in the load dialog, as the file extension is different).
I hope I could clarify it and you can enjoy the crazy sounds of this things now ;-)

Cheers, Rob

Another comment for guarachiguaro: I found it's best to place the noisedrone 2.amxd file directly under presets/instruments/maxinstrument, not in a subfolder; otherwise things can get messed. (presets folder can stay in its place) Please let me know if it works for you; I'm still learning ;-)

Hi Rob,
I took the device and preset folder out of the orig folder and it works ok now; one thing; each preset is seriously overloading the output; even if I reduce the output gain to -70db, its nearly clipping. thanks

Hi guarachiguaro,
the overloading is somehow part of this device; it's for making NOISE (in the real sense and also in the sense of the genre) and in my opinion experimenting with the area far above 0 dB is not uninteresting. Put some other FX behind it (the crazier the better, you find alot here) and listen what happens ;-) But thanks for mentioning!

btw: far over 3000 downloads in the meantime; what are you doing with this thing, guys???
Cheers Rob


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