Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Serge Alone

Heres a little sketch I made on the Serge Modular. This is completely self generating with no manipulation by me. However I got the MPU-101 interface patched up and sent one of the oscillators semi-randomly generated note events from a scripting program called AC Toolbox. I was getting really frustrated trying to find some algorithmic software that I could use on OSX 10.5 and get working with my USB midi interface to send out to the Serge. I tried MAX MSP but that wouldn't recognise the interface, another program called Elysium kind of half worked, and Reaktor doesn't do scripting and I couldn't set up any decent generative sequences with it that would send out midi events to the interface. Then I remembered AC Toolbox and although its not real-time [you have to set up the various rules using lisp] it did send out the midi data properly and I quite like the way you give it some rules and then set it off to see where it goes. There are 2 audio oscillators and 2 analog sequencers as well, and tons of modulation LFOs as well. The panning and reverb is all automated via LFOs and the sequencers


  1. If you're looking for sequencers with random features in Reaktor the list can be made pretty long. Here few:





  2. Sweet! Beautiful sounds and spatial array.

  3. hey zootook

    totally cool! i did try searching through the reaktor forums, but i was looking originally for scripting tools, but i should have searched with more of an open mind

    i have to say i am still a little confused with how midi is sent out in reaktor, its not always obvious which outputs to use in the instruments pane. i have now joined the NI forum, and will seek the answer there