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Name/Version: Euclidean sequencer Pro 1.2
Author: alkman  
Description: Compose with polyrhythms and polymeters fast and intuitively. Create evolving melodic or percussive mathematical rhythms. It is a 4 voice sequencer which allows for a lot of customisation. It comes bundled with a second MIDI device "euclidean out" which enables routing any of the 4 voices to any MIDI track in Live.  "Euclidean sequencer pro" is the successor of the euclidean sequencer including many new features(see key differences below).

Demo video:

Walkthrough video by Catalyze Music academy

***Update 1.2 changelog***

Euclidean sequencer Pro:
*In sequencer mode you can MIDI monitor all notes edited in the sequencer. Toggle monitoring on/off by clicking on the new headphones button.
*Added semitone up/down transposition buttons for the sequencer mode.
*Fixed an issue where an automated preset number box was disabling automation.
*Fixed an issue with step duration under free polyrhythm mode, occurred when Live's tempo was automated.
*Edited info view text for sequencer mode window.

Euclidean out:
*Fixed an issue where notes were not received correctly or the connection was getting dropped under certain systems.
*Fixed an issue where the refresh button was resetting the name of the instance selected.

***Update 1.1***
*GUI elements are not rendered blurry on non-retina monitors.

Key features/differences from euclidean sequencer:

* Switch easily between polymeters and polyrhythms by toggling the corresponding button.
* Click and drag on the main UI panel to dial velocity value for each individual note. Shift click-drag to adjust the velocity of all the notes in that voice.
* Comes with “Euclidean Out” which allows you to route the MIDI output from each voice in any MIDI track inside Live(please note that due to live's architecture when you use this method there is a small latency to the notes. This is relative to the audio buffer of Live. E.g. 12ms @512 samples and 4ms @128 samples.).
* Clock divider/multiplier for each voice. It can be either a common multiple or a non-divisible value.
* Control any accesible parameter in live by mapping it to any of the four sequencers.
* Individual note duration for each voice. Duration is measured in step multiples or divisors.
* Scale folding functionality with root note and scale selection for the sequencer mode.
* Individual swing for each voice.
* Juno like arpeggiator for each voice.
* Use midi clips or midi keyboards as note input for the arpeggiator.
* Randomisation window for randomising all or certain parameters .
* Control the master speed in Note values triplets or Hz.
* Allow each instance to act as a master or slave device and receive/send “RE-Sync events” “preset value changes” or Clock parameters.
* Control when the Re-sync, preset change and voice activation events occurs. Trigger them according to live’s quantisation, every new bar or immediately.
* Confirmation window for the delete preset button.
* Link preset value changes to scene value.
* All the functionality of the main window now available in the floating window too.
* Redesigned and optimised engine.
* GUI elements optimised also for non-retina screens.
* Change the colour of each voice.
* MIDI through toggle.
* Push 2 integration.
* You can drag and drop a json preset file upon the device to load presets
* When saving preset file the filename automatically appends the date and time.
* Added more preset slots.

All UI objects contain descriptions for Live’s info view.

More info on euclidean sequencers :

Highly recommended book on euclidean rhythms and more:

Requires max for live & Ableton Live 10.1.2 or later

Device Details

Tags drum, sequencer, effect, utility, other, push
Live Version Used: 10.1.2
Max Version Used: 8.1
Date Added: Sep 27 2021 11:29:51
Date Last Updated: Nov 18 2021 09:45:17
Device Type: midi_device
Download URL (report link)
License (more info): Commercial


Superb! By far my favourite sequencer. I'm currently working on a project entirely based on this one. Thanks so much!

I purchased your older sequencer and the upgrade. It's very good, but the way you merge the layout so it's impossible to work with or edit is just a terrible policy. Bad for the community. I guess you're just paranoid. I can't recommend to anyone for this reason.

@rsavell First of all I am glad that you like the device. I really am beacause it is a passion project. It took me 14 months on-off to patch all the features -and that without even considering the first version-. This is a commercial piece of software and for better or worse not being able to edit the source is a common practice -even in the M4L world-. This is there in order to protect the author from fraudulency and thus secure the viability of the project. The majority of my devices are available for free and you can edit the patch as you please. Recently, a team of people rebranded part of one of my free devices as a commercial software without even crediting. I would say that this was a terrible policy. If you think that this is paranoid so be it.

The way that you can blend polyrhythms and polymeters is unprecedented! This should come as standard with ableton 12 :) . Well done

This device is a must to have and should be a part of Ableton Suite.
I wish a VST version to use it with another DAW


@tigranHam, @lodube19. Thanks to both

Do you offer an upgrade for those who already bought Euclidean Sequencer?

@mhj Yes, you should have received an email about that. If you can't find it please email me here:

@aikman Well. I appreciate the amount of work that went into the patch. And I'm sorry that someone appropriated it for commercial gain. So I apologize for the paranoid comment. I do regret the commercial shift from Max hacker wonderlad to M4L for profit, but understand that it's good if some can make a bit of money on their passion. Best.

Actually, one last comment. Another reason with my disgruntlement with the disabled patch is that it is impossible now to get it to work in Max8. With most M4L patches it's possible to mod the i/o and use them in the Max standalone. As I've left the Ableton community for reasons described above and do all my work in Reaktor VCV and Bitwig now, with side projects in Max8, the patch is completely useless to me. So total waste of money. But you did clearly state requires Ableton 10.2 so ridiculous assumptions on my part. Cheers. Good luck.

@rsavell. I understand. Send me an email and we will figure something out.

Awesome sequencer! A must have!!!!

Hey Alkman ! I saw this amazing plugin in action and tried to instal it on ableton live 11 without success. It gives me a popup saying "This devices is not available in this version of live."
Is there a workaround to get it to work in 11 or is it just not released yet ?

@Poppip Hi there! It seems that you don't have max for Live(M4L) installed in your system. This is a M4L device and it requires either ableton live suite or to purchase and install M4L separately. You can find more info on this here

@alkman. Thanks for the quick reply ! I'll look into it :)

You are wonderful ! thanks for making this

I'm a new user/owner of euclidean sequencer pro. I'm unable to delete presets. What's the trick? Is there a manual for this device?

Just figured it out thanks. I had my Live window maxed and the confirmation window for deleting presets was hidden. Apologies for the unnecessary question.

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