This M4L Device Can Generate Unique, 12 Note MIDI Polyrhythms
ESQ is a new Max For Live MIDI sequencer that helps invigorate your drum & instrument tracks with its sophisticated MIDI polyrhythms generated within Ableton Live. Part of what makes ESQ so useful is that it uses random probability rules to trigger a total of 12 notes (6 tracks) within your Ableton Drum Racks or other MIDI instruments, allowing for intricate patterns that will sound different every time.
- It’s a phase!
- ESQ sequences are audio-driven, so you can manipulate them in innovative ways, thanks to like-audio processors: bend, squeeze, warp, and more.
- Time flexibility
- Once you set a global length, you can set exclusive ratio and number of steps for each track: welcome intricate patterns à la carte!
- Multiple sequences
- Play and edit up to two sequences per track. Select track by hand, automation, or random. With chance parameter, this opens doors for infinite variations and generative music.
- One step, multiple parameters!
- Set velocity, chance, and relative delay for each step; easily edit and keep an eye on all values thanks to multiple view in this step sequencer exclusively designed for ESQ.
- Drag them all!
- Use drag function to smoothly scale the whole sequence with your mouse.
- Global controlled random
- Set your values for velocity, chance, and relative delay, check tracks you want global random affects, and hit the button to get instant coolness!
- Copy / Paste
- Move perfect sequences from a track to another thanks to copy and paste buttons.
- 6 tracks -> 12 notes
- Each track can trigger up to 2 notes, thanks to random probability rules.
- Hierarchized time resolution
- All sequences phases depend on the main one. It’s fun to automate global or local ratios for time fluctuations, to get back in sync when you want! All sequences will keep the same length, so to play with local ratios also introduces unexpected breaks, allowing to play your sequences for example one time and half, then start again.
ESQ, compatible with Ableton 9.7.5 or higher, is currently priced at €29 until the end of 2018, after which it will be priced at €49. You can visit the K-Devices website to learn more about the ESQ Max For Live device.