Aisles by Novel Music

Harmonic Arpeggiator


Aisles is a Max for Live harmonic arpeggiator by Novel Music that creates complex and evolving melodic patterns with ease. With five independent sequencer lanes and various quantization options, Aisles can produce a wide variety of textures, from chaotic ratchets to bouncy grooves! The device ships with 8 presets, full documentation, and native support for Push.
COMPATIBILITY: Ableton Live 11 Suite or Ableton Live 11 Standard with MaxforLive
OS COMPATIBILITY: Mac: Intel: 10.14 Mojave or later Silicon: OS 11.0 or later / Windows Windows: 10 (64-bit) or later
Min. Requirements: Live 11.1 + MaxforLive is Essential – Version 8.2.2 or above
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    1. Neville Edwards

      Been a fan of Ian’s work for a while and this new device continues his great run of devices.
      Feed this some chords, mess with gates and lengths and instant arpeggio bliss. It’s easy to tweak and create patterns to fit your needs.

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    Aisles by Novel Music

    Aisles is a Max for Live device that draws inspiration from the Rhythmicon, the world’s first electronic drum machine unveiled in 1931. 

    It features five independent sequencer lanes (gate, velocity, octave, warp, and trigger), which can be customized to create unique rhythmic patterns. The rhythmic pulses generated by the device follow an arithmetic progression, so that for every beat of the fundamental (1), the second partial (2) beats twice, the third partial (3) beats three times, and so on. 

    This results in each pitch moving at its own rate, similar to the lanes of a highway or the movement of people through the aisle ways of public spaces. Aisles also includes various quantization options, allowing you to shape the final output.


    Aisles is a generative music dream machine! When a chord is fed into the device, every note moves at its own speed in relation to the root note/pulse. As a result, each pitch moves through the five sequencer lanes independently, creating evolving sequences built on harmonic ratios from the overtone series. 

    Leads and Basslines

    With every note running at its own unique rate, Aisles can spice up your monophonic melody or bassline by injecting it with stuttering rhythms or quantized grooves. 


    When the Ratio parameter is set to 0%, all notes move at the same speed, allowing you to create accelerating or decelerating chord sequences using the Warp lane or cascading motion with the Octave lane. 


    Create unique rhythmic patterns from harmonies! Define a new kind of backbeat for your productions through various combinations of the five onboard sequencer lanes. 

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