Here’s a quick video demo:
“Anytime you randomize a synthesizer, you’re going to end up with lots of laser sounds,” notes Keston. “But who can have too many laser sounds?”
This video illustrates Novation Circuit synth patches randomized via custom modifications to the Max for Live version of the Novation Circuit Editor from Isotonik.
An added drop down menu has choices to either “randomize all” (not quite all parameters), or randomize one of seven sets of grouped parameters like the oscillator section, mod matrix, or LFOs.
Here’s what Keston has to say about it:
Isotonik Studios published a free Max for Live editor in partnership with Novation. Max for Live patches are inherently editable, so I decided to start there.
It took me a couple of hours to get into the guts of the editor and setup a drop down menu for randomization. The drop down has choices to either “randomize all” (not quite all parameters), or randomize one of seven sets of grouped parameters like the oscillator section, mod matrix, or LFOs.
At his stage I haven’t included the EQ section, voice controls, or macro controls. I probably won’t add the EQ, but the macro controls might offer some interesting possibilities. The image above shows a simple subpatch I made that takes a bang and outputs the random values for the oscillator section.
Unfortunately, I can not legally share my mods based on Isotonik’s and Novation’s EULAs. However, you’ll need little more than a basic understanding of Max to do this yourself. Checkout the video and let me know what you think in the comments.
Check it out and let us know what you think of this mod. Should Isotonik add a random patch feature to the official editor? Or release an open source version that others could modify and share?
Update: See the comments for Isotonik’s plans for an Intelligent Randomization Engine in the premium version of the Circuit Editor.