Flying Drum Machine

You have to play with a flying robot this Thursday. This was my greeting early on a Monday back in August when I walked into work. My curiosity was piqued. I mean, that’s not the kind of sentence you hear every day (or every week/month/year/ever for that matter). When Thursday finally came, Xingbo Wang and Natasha Dalal–two former interns at WaveDNA–arrived with what they called a flying drum machine. The…

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Beat Magazine

Beat Magazine Publishes Liquid Rhythm Push Script Guide

Beat Magazine Germany shows users how to get a million beats in no time with Liquid Rhythm and Push The WaveDNA team was thrilled to see our friends at leading German Print magazine, Beat recently published a great guide for using Push effectively with Liquid Rhythm. In the “Power Producer” feature Ableton Certified Trainer Maya Consuelo Sternel from Beat magazine breaks down the steps to get the most out of Liquid Rhythm’s Push script. Guiding…

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Liquid Rhythm Lemur Template for iPad

Enjoy the power of Liquid Rhythm with our Lemur Template for iPad! So, with all the huss and fuss going on at WaveDNA regarding our new Push controller script, it’s easy to forget that we also work with other MIDI controllers. We have spent so much time aggressively scripting for devices like Novation’s Launchpad, Livid’s Base and Keith McMillen’s QuNeo, it almost seems like we have ignored everything else. But…

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Dr Naresh Vempala Jamming with Liquid Rhythm

PhD Naresh Vempala Jamming We have a great research partnership with Ryerson’s SmartLab, where Naresh is a Post Doctorate researcher. Full disclosure, we work closely with Dr Naresh Vempala, as we are collaboratively exploring the relationships between music, emotion and cognition. Hopefully in the near future, the team will publish a unique emotion prediction Max4Live patch (shh… it’s a secret). We were pleasantly surprised when Naresh linked us his first…

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Pushing the Push programming envelope at WaveDNA!!!

Pushing the Push programming envelope at WaveDNA!!! We are in the final Push (get it!!!) of programming and preparing for our booth at the NAMM show next week in Anaheim, California.   Last night things got pretty freaking awesome when the first build of our Ableton Push interface designed for our Max For Live Patch, Liquid Clips, was ready to be tested.  And what could be more fitting than to have…

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Learning to Code for Push through the Community

Learning To Code For Ableton Push The Ableton and Cycling ’74 team is incredibly busy and have a ton of different requests coming in all the time. I know this from experience. When I used to work at IBM, we took a two-day Agile workshop, and in it they spoke about lists of customer requests. For a particular Compiler Team that the instructors worked with directly, they analyzed the feature…

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Quick Export (MIDI/Audio)

Gather around kids, I have a tale to tell. The WaveDNA development team was starry eyed and bushy tailed at the end of 2012. You see, we had built our standalone application called Liquid Loops (later it grew up to be renamed Liquid Rhythm), and decided it needed to have friends. Music software will have play dates if it implements a plugin interface such as VST/AU/RTAS/AAX. We sat down and…

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Rough draft of a potential Push mapping in Liquid Rhythm

Whats in the pipeline for Ableton’s Push

The team started MIDI Mapping in the second quarter of 2013, and with the requirement to allow an external MIDI device to control Liquid Rhythm. Starting September 2013, we extended our MIDI mission to include MIDI Scripting. MIDI Scripting is Liquid Rhythm both controlled by a device, and controlling the MIDI device. We sends internal state information back to the MIDI device. This state information allows a musician to see…

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Connecting Liquid Rhythm to an External MIDI Device

Liquid Rhythm, when used in Standalone mode, is easy to connect to an external MIDI device. The device needs to be connected to the computer and Liquid Rhythm will automatically detect it. These are the three steps you would need to follow to send MIDI data (Note, there is a video at the end that show these steps as well): Open the Mixer View, either through the toolbar or through…

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Standard MIDI Versus Molecule

What is unique about WaveDNA’s approach?

What is unique about WaveDNA’s approach? What’s unique about Liquid Rhythm compared to other solutions? Briefly, the unique aspect of WaveDNA is the system we use to parse MIDI (or break it into smaller re-usable chunks). On it’s own, MIDI is just a linear scroll in the familiar ‘piano roll’ layout. It is machine-like, and not easily readable (just a bunch of blocks in space). Our system applies a non-linear structure…

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