Baron Cimitière is a multiplatform digital drumming application.
Born as an ER-301 custom unit it is now available also as max/msp patch with monome grid 128 varibright support for full hands on control of the internal sequencer.
the first three rows of the grid control respectively:
-main sequence steps
-phase modulation steps
each of the three rows can be randomized (clocked,on the grid you see dimly lit buttons, they are the three controls for randoms)
then you can specify:
-phase mod oscillator frequency ratio (with random)
-distortion (tanh~ with random)
-phase mod index
it sports a global transport link, a reset button to clear the grid and sequencer, time base division (4,8,16) and 6 preset slots.
the idea follows years of using single oscillators with fm or pm and waveshaping as full drumkit in the eurorack realm (with dpo, hertz donut 1 and 2).
then i ported the technique to the er-301 and lastly to max/msp.
a max for live version is upcoming and my end goal is to port it to supercollider on a raspberry setup for a nice lil hardware selfcontained drum machine.
here’s the repo with all things Baron Cimitière:
I guess I could just download the max demo and try it out, and then see what questions I have. I have been avoiding the max demo for fear that I might never climb back out of that rabbit hole once I venture inside.
eheheheh i struggled for years just making one lil step forward two steps backward, now something finally clicked (thanks also to an online class i’m following) and i’m beginning to see some light.
great help came from the fact that i also begun studying superCollider.
It felt really strange plugging my grid into my computer. I had it working for a little while, and for some reason, the Baron no longer seems to be getting clock when the transport is running. No clue why, but the bottom row of grid doesn’t move anymore and it makes no sound. Meadowphysics still works ok…
Any ideas? This is the first time I’ve ever even looked at Max so I’m probably overlooking something really obvious.
the Global Transport is still running?
have you tried to turn the “active” parameter off and on again?
never had troubles with that. but also have not tried it with other apps running around! have to test this!
Ah, that was it - some how it got deactivated. Figured it was a rookie mistake. Thanks!
I think I can build a Teletype grid ops scene for the er-301 version. Do you care the grid control functionality deviates a bit from the Max version? I have a couple ideas I’d like to try. Or if you’d rather keep them consistent I can try to build this exactly.