asynchronous digital tape looping interface for grids + max for live
a grid interface for softcut designed for asynchronous composition. offers 4-8 loops or delays with buffer and output routing options.
a lot of work thus far went into making the rate/octave switch feel v playable using
rate_slew “glides” activated by a two-finger hold > release gesture. it already feels very nice, if not a little buggy. will likely hone that in as I go.
as usual plzzz help test and post bugs when you find them !
open a live set, drop a device in a track.
select your grid from the dropdown on anachronism
press the top left key on the grid to create a loop. make a sound. press the top left key again to end recording.
recording while a channel is not playing results in a new loop.
speed controls both record and and play rate. hold two keys and release to glide - this is very expressive (!)
‘buffer’ selects which buffer the voice reads/writes to (either 1-4 or 5-8) (there are 8 buffers). using separate voices to record to and pay back from buffer, for example, yields additional performance options.
pattern record captures key presses on the grid. cycle through record > (press some other buttons) > playback > reset. each pattern button only captures changes made on its own row.
on the standalone .amxd there are options for dry signal + voice levels, voice-wide overdub (for exploring delays), and voice-wide panning (width).
the current repo includes some beta tests -
anachronism.remote. place 4 or 8 instances of
ekphras.satellitein Ableton (use the yellow selector at the top to assign the right row) along with the remote device. now
anachronismis controlling each
ekphras, which can be addressed individually with separate audio tracks and modulation sources. you can also drop samples into the buffer window.
an experiment: with multi-tracking set up, place the
.remotedevice in a separate audio track from the
ekphrastracks. the ‘route’ key now sends the audio out for the
ekphrastrack to the track that the
remotedevice is in. so, for example, if you set all your tracks to a common audio source, you can now route back into that main track and into the other loops from the grid.