New path is a two dimensional sequencer for Ableton Live that generates midi and controls device parameters.
– create unexpected rhythms, harmonies and melodies.
– make complex algorithmic music
– and use it as an organic visual live instrument
Let coloured shapes walk over a matrix and change properties such as pitch within every cell. Rotate arrows to create paths.
Use crossroads to let shapes choose their own direction and control their decisions with the ‘chance’ property.
Map New Path to any instrument or effect parameter to let shapes control their values.
There are different ways to create rhythms.
And there are many arrow types to choose from.
Use the modification panel to move, rotate and randomise the matrix.
And use “rules” to program logical conditions, such as what should happen when two shapes meet.
New Path is fun and easy to use, while at the same time it is very powerful and has many features. You can use it anyway you want, letting it control anything such as synthesizers, effects and samplers; both hardware and software.
Most of New Path’s features can be mapped and automated. This includes all the shape, rule and cell properties such as the arrow types and directions, pitch, velocity, etc.
Note: this is only the New Path device without the add-on devices, for the complete bundle go to “New Path Bundle“.
Requirements: You need both Ableton Live and Max for Live to run this device in. Works both on Windows and macOS.