Obo by Stretta (image by Matthew Davidson)

Matthew Davidson (stretta) has released the maxforlive monome suite, a collection of devices for Max For Live.

There are seven maxforlive devices (not counting some minor variations of each) that are designed to work together in any combination or number of instances within a maxforlive project.

maxforlive monome suite

  • obo – my matrix step sequencer. usable on any monome, or even monomeless operation(!)
  • pitches – this is like polygomé without the step sequencer bits (like fourths/malbahabla for you monome-people). Transforms your monome into a playable surface.
  • polygomé 64 – I think you know what this is by now. bleep boop bleep.
  • press cafe – this version is based on press cafe 2.0 that has been redesigned and re-oriented more sensibly to make it playable with any size monome. “HEY! This makes music!” – my wife Nov 29, 2009
  • spectral display – adapted from tehn‘s vu_spec, there is a version for every size monome. Drop it on a track (or more) and watchen das blinkenlites.
  • step filter – one upon a time I built a step sequencer application and used it to control a doepfer vocoder filter bank. Now the filter bank is built-in. Usable with any size monome, but limited to eight bands.
  • automatorgator – there are two versions of this plug in for the 256, the audio version is a monome-controlled pattern gate with adjustable volume levels and slew. The MIDI version generates MIDI CC and OSC messages smoothed out at a high resolution for gooey OSC goodness.

The maxforlive monome suite is available to download as freeware.

More information: The Stretta Procedure