New M4L Device – FDC Generator

The FDC Generator is a randomized highpass-filter/delay/chorus hybrid. You can generate small changes to heavy glitch effects. Simply drag the device into a midi or audio track and choose the intensity/frequency of changes. Have fun!

Download the FDC Generator

Tone Row Generator Update

New features added:

Version 1.1 Added: – Tone Pitch (-48 to +48 in octaves) – Randomize the tone pitch


Version 1.2 Added: – Note Duration – Randomize the note duration

Download the Tone Row Generator

Chord Generator Introduction Video

New Max for Live Patch

You can download a new Max for Live patch now:

The Chord Generator

Like the Schwarzonator the patch creates chord progressions, but in a more musical language. You can create triads and tetrads by pressing only one key on the keyboard. This key is automatically the root key. You can generally choose between major and minor and add diminished or augmented additional notes. The third can be omitted. Furthermore you can invert the chord from root inversion to the […]

Tone Row Generator Video

This is an introduction video to the patch:

Tone Row Generator for Max for Live from Nils Nordmann on Vimeo

Tone Row Generator

This Max for Live patch generates random notes in different scales and tempi and combines composition techniques of Arnold Schoenberg and John Cage.

Like in Schoenberg’s twelve-tone technique every tone row refers to a non-repetitive ordering of the notes, so no note will be played twice in a row. The Tone Row Generator also transfers the 12-tone-technique to other scales like the western church scales or pentatonic scales. On the other hand John Cage’s idea of aleatoric music is incorporated […]

Webcam Theremin

This is a MAX/MSP tryout patch to experiment with direct human/machine interaction:

1. Controlling the frequency of a synthesizer and 2. Modifying samples with filters and delays both kinestheticly via the webcam of the computer.

The basis of this patch is the jit.3m object that decodes video into numbers, which can be the frequency of an oscillator or the gain of an effect.

In this video I documented two patches representing the two big schools in electronic music – whether […]