I’ve been thinking about the Fugue Machines iOS app lately and wondering what it might inspire in a version on the Organelle. As a new user and a beginner PD student, this is probably biting off more than I can chew, so I figured I’d make a post and see what everyone thinks.
The basic concept is to make a single sequence, and sync four playheads playing that same sequence back. Each playhead presents a variation: in [pitch], [direction] (forward/reverse), [speed] (1/2, 1/4, etc.), and perhaps some kind of scrambled/random note order (let’s call it [note order]).
I thought the 4 knobs might each control one of the variation parameters. I’m not sure if it would be a multipage, with one page per sequence iteration, or if we could jam it all into one page, with each knob controlling a playhead assigned to that variation parameter (maybe starting the seq upon first ‘twist’).
I think to keep things simple, the notes themselves would be a monosynth. But hell, what do I know.
I guess what I’m asking is the following:
Has this been done before (or something like it)?
If not, what existing patches might represent a good starting point?
Anyone feel like running with this? (ha)
Thanks for the feedback all!