Iota is a Max for Live sample based granular looper. It features a spectrogram of a sample in which you can draw individual loops or voices for playback. Loops appear as rectangles designating their audio filtering, start position and window size. Each loop’s parameters can be customized and recorded in an internal automation system. Loops can either playback simultaneously or be triggered individually by assigned MIDI note messages.
Spectral waveform ui
Create loops with individual parameters
2 Filter options (fft or biquad hp/lp pair with Q)
Record parameter automations
Global parameter offsets (filter, pitch and position)
Playback loops simultaneously or trigger with MIDI notes (with volume Envelope)
Jamie (verified owner) –
This is quite the special device. Always surprising and fun to play with, I can get lost in it for hours. Great for building ideas or just adding some spice to a composition. Powerful yet intuitive! Love it!
moritz meschonat (verified owner) –
I bought Iota and Factorsynth today, explored them both playfully and wow… these are creativity tools like I was looking for without even suspecting it.
Conclusion: unimagined possibilities for little money. buy.
in my first (simple!) test i had “factorized” a 4 bar tape recording in Factorsynth. i faded out rhythmic elements, bass and piano. what was left were parts of the solo instrument with an interesting sound aesthetics. exported and with a portion of valhalla a really good start. i imported the new file into iota and created a rhythmic ambient chord accompaniment with three zones.
both tracks together a great foundation. let’s see where i end up with it…