J J Burred Factorsynth 2.3 [Max For Live]
Factorsynth is a Max For Live device that opens new avenues in sound design. Based on a machine learning algorithm called matrix factorization, it decomposes any audio clip into a set of temporal and spectral elements. By rearranging and modifying these components you can do powerful transformations to your clips, such as removing notes or motifs, creating new ones, randomizing melodies or timbres, changing rhythmic patterns, remixing loops in real time, applying effects selectively only to certain elements of the sound, creating complex sound textures…
After 2 years of the initial release comes Factorsynth 2, the first major update. Following many user suggestions and requests, version 2 is an even more versatile yet easier to use device, with a simplified workflow and numerous new features. It is now possible to individually pan the components, allowing to do things such as upmixing a mono clip to stereo. Another powerful new feature is the quantized shifting of the components, which allows changing the rhythmic structure of riffs and drum loops. A second, alternative decomposition algorithm is available, as well as a more detailed control of the playback region.
There are two editions of Factorsynth: the full edition and a free demo version. Both are based on the same decomposition engine, but the full version has a wider range of synthesis operations and no length limitation.
v2.3 – 9/12/2021
– runs natively on Apple M1 processors
v2.2 – 27/7/2021
– first demo version
– several bug fixes in shifting without quantization
– factorize buttons blink when analysis parameters changed
– single click to jump playback position
– fixed crash when hot-swapping presets