Fors Kit for Max for Live

Fors Kit for Max for Live

Fors Kit for Max for Live

This Kit contains seven experimental Max for Live devices with a visual interface that invites you to tune parameters with your ears and lose yourself in sound.

➊ Jog — a notepad sequencer with euclidean pacing
➋ Pop — a colorful synthesizer with microtonal flavors
➌ Hue — a dynamic filter with rhythmic control
➍ Box — a spacious reverb with intense tonality
➎ Dot — a geometric sequencer with logical operators
➏ Lux — a pristine harmonic synthesizer
➐ Ego — a blurring delay with grainshifting

Together they form a playful collection of melody, texture, rhythm and space. Paired with other tools and sounds they can be used to add spark and surprises to any constellation.

We encourage you to try different combinations and applications; there is no right or wrong.

Jog
Jog is a polyphonic notepad sequencer. Notes, chords and rhythms are entered by manually recording MIDI data step by step.

It is inspired by classic step-entry sequencers but comes with a twist; the sequence in Jog can be played back using a dynamic euclidean algorithm which can drastically change the outcome.

Several instances of Jog can also be chained to form complex sequences. They can interact with each other by transposing the adjacent Jog device or stacking sequences for true polyphonic sequencing.

Pop
Pop is an 8-voice synthesizer with morphing spectral modulation and microtonal capabilities.

By using a system of revolving oscillators, Pop smoothly scans between different harmonics formed by phase modulation in its core.

By dividing the music octave into more or less steps than the chromatic 12-tone tuning system, Pop can play microtonally letting you explore new and exciting musical expressions.

Hue
Hue is a bandpass filter with adjustable width; it can be used as a highpass, lowpass, bandpass or something in between.

The filter cutoff frequencies in Hue can be dynamically modulated by two envelopes, triggered by a euclidean pattern generator.

Dot
Dot is a circular sequencer that generates two euclidean patterns which play alongside each other and can interact using logical operators.

Lux
Lux is an additive synthesizer with an abundance of sinewaves that together form different timbres and tones with finetuned control over each partial’s frequency and amplitude.

Ego
Ego is a grainshifting and diffusing delay based on our Bokeh effect. Just like in Bokeh, the echoes can be blurred into a reverb-like effect but the pitch shifter on Ego has a completely unique tone that sounds grainy and shimmering.

Box
Box is an unorthodox reverb with vast spaces and intense tonalities that invites you to explore feedback, distortion and filtering in a way that can completely deteriorate a signal and send it far, far away.

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