Ableton Euclidean Groovebox Updated

Strokes - a Max For Live sequencing workstation evolves      29/04/20

We brought you news back in January of an early version of this max for live device which was then called Jaki, inspired by a recent book on Jaki Liebezeit, the drummer from Can. Now updated to version 2.0 it is called Strokes and is variously described as a euclidean groovebox, a generative feedback network and a modulation toolkit.

New Features

  • New module SHARES. An intelligent and reactive note trigger probability solution utilizing Markov Chains. SHARES continuously listens to your patterns and allows you to adjust each channel’s SHARE of the STROKES.
  • Per step parameter sequencing with the redesigned MATRIX sequencer.
  • Independent sequence direction per channel. STROKES and MATRIX are now locked together and move forwards, backwards and palindromically.
  • Fully adjustable clock rate per channel from 1n to 32n, including dotted and triplet rhythms.
  • MIDI Note rotation. With a single MIDI-mappable dial, reassign each channel’s midi note for rhythmic variation, fills and for generating new ideas.
  • Push 2 ready. 72 parameters are spread over 9 banks allowing you to control every aspect of STROKES without touching your mouse or keyboard.
  • Redesigned PATTERNS system adjusts which sections of the device respond to pattern changes, allowing sections of the device to respond to automation and MIDI controls without being overwritten by pattern changes.
  • PATTERNS data is now stored alongside parameters for more reliable project recall, and multiple instances of the device can exist in the same project without crosstalk.
  • New MAPPING & RECALL window hovers on top of your project, making it easier to assign modulation to parameters nested inside racks or inside VSTs.
  • Complete rewrite and redesign from the UI to the underlying logic. All modules are more tightly integrated, they run smoother, use less CPU and feel much responsive. All the features of the STROKES / MATRIX / WEIGHTS v1.0 are included in one device.

Pricing and Availability:
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