Hello... so it's been a while since I posted. In that time I decided to learn how to use MAX/MSP. I bought MAX 5 and have been tweaking away to my hearts content every night since :)
The picture above is the second little app I made in Max. You can double click on it to get a better look. It's a sequencer to control my modular synth. I use the Kenton Pro Solo MIDI/CV converter and it has Pitch CV/GATE and an Aux CV so I have 3 sequencers, one for each.
The sequencer goes from 2 to 64 steps, it outputs MIDIclock which is great for my little Doepfer A-160/161 sequencer/clock divider. Each sequencer has 3 possible modes Forward/Reverse and Random Step with the amount of random step being variable between 0-100%. The random step is really great on pitch. Each sequencer also has a random function that will completely randomize the output (rather than the step count).
There's a start/stop/reset and tap tempo button. The is also a little recorder to record the output of the modular. So it's all very good. I am designing it for a live performance so I'm not interested in using inside another app like ableton. I want it to be stand alone.
I kind of Jazz Lemured up the interface with the new presentation mode in MAX 5. The plan is to get a touch screen for about $60 and overlay it on a standard LCD screen and have a touch screen sequencer for my modular. If anybody out there has experience of touch screen overlays let me know.
I made a few short demos for ye to listen to... No effects and they all just use 1 oscillator and either the A-105 or A-121 filter. When it's finished and I have the touchscreen overlay I'll try and post a vid. For now here's some audio.