Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Monome Meadowphysics

Monome just released the Meadowphysics rhizomatic cascading counter, a grid-enabled module for the eurorack platform.

Monome Meadowphysics
" Meadowphysics facilitates the exploration of polyrhythms and rule-based sequencing, producing a
wide range of emergent patterns.
A monome grid is plugged into the front panel of the module, serving as a complete interface.
Tthe procedure continues running when the grid is disconnected, facilitating both live performance and precomposed playback of generative systems.

As the second module in the grid-based eurorack series, this module highlights the ability to swap the grid between modules rapidly, patching the usb cable much like a 3.5mm cable.
This module can be used in conjunction with white whale using a single grid gracefully.
The foundation of meadowphysics is an incoming clock which can be internal or external.
Seven additional counters can be cross-assigned with this clock to count down an assignable number of counts, which is the primary interface on the grid. when a counter reaches zero, the corresponding output is triggered on the panel.
Given a flexible assignment method, very complicated long-form mutating polyrhythms can be created intuitively.

In addition a series of “rules” can be applied at the zero count of each counter.
The count length can be reassigned– incremented/decremented, randomized, reset to last value, etc. a counter can have a rule assigned to change another counter’s behavior. In this way long evolving patterns emerge.
Very simple falling rhythms can also be accomplished in a very straightforward manner.
A standard subdivided counter runs as a default behavior.
Configurations are preset-able and savable to flash for later recall and instant resume on power-up."

Video: Meadowphysics possibilities
meadowphysics possibilities from tehn on Vimeo.

Video : Meadowphysics Tutorial
meadowphysics tutorial from tehn on Vimeo.