Random shit generator – Max 7 sample manipulation program

So whilst everyone was else doing something productive on Boxing day I decided to sit down with Max MSP and make a crazy music program.

I have called it “The Random Shit Generator.”  The program take a folder of music samples from your hard drive and can pick any timed (ms) section of these samples and then play them in sequence at varying speeds.

max-msp-7

The patch is in Max 7 at the moment, but I plan to port it to Max for Live in Ableton, just so I don’t have to use Soundflower to record everything.

The result of this escapade can be seen here in the following video:

http://screencast.com/t/JL0QxdO4gvPJ

The purpose of creating something like this is to make the process of finding musical inspiration easier.  The idea being I can just record five minutes of the random shit generator.  Maybe 1 or two seconds of the piece might actually have something vaguely musical about it, in which case I should be able to then cut this sample and then develop it into a song from there onwards.

Suggested features:

-Multiple outs per sampe:  Would be great to record this with multiple outputs directly into ProTools, Ableton or logic.

-Max for Live integration

 

Download

The patch is available here to download.

Random shit generator – Max 7 sample manipulation program
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