Pathways

Sample Based Spectorgram

£10.00

(1 customer review)
If you’ve sampled the delights of the Inspired by Nature devices within Live 11 you already know the work of Dillon Bastan. From the creator of IOTA, Ecosystem & Samsara, Pathways is a sample-based Max for Live instrument that allows users to draw paths (made of small points) for sample playback over a spectrogram interface. The playback path is based on which points were drawn first to last, allowing for all kinds of linear and nonlinear playback possibilities. It offers two playback modes that support a variable rate of playback (and freezing) without altering the pitch.
Developer: Dillon Bastan
Compatibility: Ableton Live 10 / 11 Suite or Ableton Live 10 / 11 Standard with MaxforLive Installed
OS: Mac & Windows
Min. Requirements: MaxforLive is Essential

Description

Pathways is a sample-based Max for Live instrument that allows users to draw paths (made of small points) for sample playback over a spectrogram interface.

The playback path (in blue) is based on which points were drawn first to last, allowing for all kinds of linear and nonlinear playback possibilities. It offers two playback modes that support a variable rate of playback (and freezing) without altering the pitch.

This opens up options for approaching time-stretching and filtering.

The position of a playhead on the spectrogram (orange lines) corresponds to the filtering and position of the sample that is being played by that voice. This gives users an intuitive understanding of a complex approach to playback.

DEVICE COMES WITH

  • 68 presets (24 of which only work with Live 11+, the rest work with Live 10 and 11),
  • 35 samples

FEATURES: 

  • Basic drawing shape and transformation tools for drawing playback pathways
  • Ability to draw multiple playback paths separated by tabs (up to 8 – Overall pitch transposition and gain – Independent settings and functions per path drawing including:
    • Functions for naming, soloing, duplicating, clearing, and deleting a path
    • Maximum number of voices (up to 12 per path)
    • Trigger playback mode (automatically or with MIDI note input)
    • Rate of starting playback for a new voice (in case of auto playback), with a randomization option
    • Length of time it takes for a voice to play the whole drawn pathway, with a randomization option
    • Play direction (in terms of following the pathway): forward, backward, forthback, backforth
    • Randomize start position option
    • Choose between the Y position of a playhead corresponding to the filter center or the panning
    • 2 different playback modes: (FFT) Phase vocoder FFT based playback or (Grain) 3 short grains centered at the current playback position with a grain size option
    • Pitch transposition and fine-tuning
    • Panning with a randomization option
    • Filter width, resonance and gain

PLEASE NOTE: Make sure you have the latest version of Live 10 or Live 11. If that doesn’t resolve things then download the latest version of Max/MSP from cycling74.com (you don’t need a license to download it), then in Live’s preferences, set max to that version and reset Live.

1 review for Pathways

  1. Sanja Steflitsch (verified owner)

    it has been said elsewhere, but I will say it here too.. Pathways is an innovative and fun sonic transformation tool offered at a charming price tag. You can’t go wrong. Dillon certainly is a M4L wizard!

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INSTALLATION

Double click on the .ALP file whilst you have Ableton Live open.

DEVELOPER

Dillon Bastan

Dillon Bastan is a Los Angeles based sound artist, developer, music producer, and performer. He constructs interactive and intuitive experiences with sound as art, music, or tool. He uses a variety of programming languages, softwares, technologies, and a musical background. His passion for nature and interest in technology pulls him to blend the organic and synthetic. Dillon draws on experiences from music, traveling, programming, meditation, and construction/carpentry for inspiration and solutions to his projects. He is constantly collaborating, learning, and exploring new possibilities in sound, art, and technology. Links: WEBSITE – FACEBOOK – INSTAGRAM – SOUNDCLOUD – YOUTUBE

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