Tetriq is a MaxforLive Generative Sequencers that can be used on it’s own or integrated with Ableton Live supported controllers. Designed and created by Ableton Certified Trainer Mark Towers each device takes it’s inspiration from the hours sat in the darkness staring at the falling blocks on his Gameboys screen.
Tetriq works in standalone mode or can be controlled directly by the Ableton PUSH & Push TWO or Novation LaunchPad & LaunchPad PRO!
Inspired by the Gameboy classic, we use the original shapes of blocks principle to create Chords and powerful Arpeggiator sequences.
With device lock now common to all of the Arcade Series you can have your Ableton Push playing Tetriq whilst your LaunchPad smashes PolyPin around!
The Shape Sequencer generates up to 8 classic shapes. They move in different directions and at different speeds. If they join momentarily to create a horizontal line, the sequencer triggers the chord engine.
The Chord Engine receives chords from the Chord Engine, or from incoming MIDI, and turns them into melodic sequences. The Arp has a unique velocity sequencer which can also be controlled by supported control surfaces.
The Arpeggiator is a unique probability based game in itself. Chord can be created at random, or settings can be made to keep chord generation within user defined. limits.
MIDI & BYPASS SETTINGS
The shape sequencer, chord engine and arpeggiator can all be bypassed independently. Bypassing specific modules and routing MIDI notes into the device allows for a customised MIDI signal flow. Send your own chords into the arpeggiator or use the chord engine to turn single notes into chords with probability functions.
All of which is then output back visually to your chosen control surface so you can get your eyes off of the laptop screen!