A user testing session today convinced me to move away from Ableton and build all the music software components in Max.
A video of a Youjin Chung testing the new system:
Now, each head nod progresses a step sequencer directly. It feels much more intuitive and natural compared to before where the nod was hitting a “tap tempo” button in Ableton.
I had been avoiding rebuilding the music software in Max, but help and guidance from Itay Niv made several design patterns clear as to how to make a step sequencer with sample playback.
- master counter for steps
- functions and gates for triggers
- send / receive for organization
My current patch running below:
Since the software is now working quite well, I will move on to fabricating an enclosure and interface suitable for a public showing.