This time we’re going to have a look at three free and intriguing Max for Live MIDI effects. Two are rather refreshing takes on MIDI note echoes and one’s a fun semi random note sequencer
This is another note echo Max for Live MIDI effect made by Zack Steinkamp. The delay time uses Fibonacci number multiples that strongly relate to the golden ratio. The diplay gives a visualisation of relative time between echoes (horizontal position of circles, starting on the left), relative velocity (size of circle), and pitch (colour).
· Tombola Sequencer
This fun Max for Live MIDI effect by Joel Powell is a recreation of the OP-1’s Tombola sequencer for Ableton Live. Playing MIDI notes drops up to 64 balls into the tombola. You can adjust speed, mass (bounciness) and gravity to affect how often the balls bounce around. Changing the shape makes it possible to “lose” balls.