Exploring the Delayer 1.0: A Unique Max4Live Filter Delay Device for Creative Sound Manipulation

Designed by adept sound wizard Ziob, the Delayer 1.0 is a unique Max4Live audio filter delay device that not only exhibits expertise in sound design but encourages experimentation and creative sound manipulation. Having two modes, the Harmonics and Random, this dual-channel filter delay device offers a depth of versatility that significantly widens the scope of sound design and manipulation.

The Harmonics mode is a user-centric platform that provides the freedom to define a range within which spectrum peaks will be randomly generated. A fundamental frequency is then chosen along with its ascending N harmonics. The first harmonic, which is the fundamental frequency, is highlighted in yellow to denote the initiation of a new harmonic cycle. The number of integer multiples, N, is user-defined, and if set to 1, N selects itself randomly at the end of each harmonic cycle.

The direction of each harmonic cycle is also adjustable. It can either go upward from the fundamental to N higher harmonics, downward starting from the highest multiple of the fundamental and descending N steps to the fundamental frequency, or repeatedly ascending and descending to start a new cycle.

Alternatively, in the Random mode, the device randomly selects frequency peaks from a user-defined range without the harmonic structure, significantly broadening the maximum range to 40 - 6000 Hz.

Syncing to Live's time or its own independent inner metronome is available. You can convert the device into a conservative filter delay through the 'Bounce' > 'EQ' button, allowing it for manual or automated feedback on specific zones of the spectrum by defining the parameters of the graphic EQ.

Delay time for synchronization with Live's BPM or cycle intervals in relative relation to the left or right channel is defined by the 'Time L' and 'Scale L to R.' options. The 'Bounce' feature sets the intervals for the bouncing frequency peaks in proportion to the left and right delay time. 'Glissando ramp time' feature allows for a smooth transition when bouncing and is also scaled in relation to the 'Bounce' time of each channel.

Noise utility comes handy for testing your device set-up. White noise eases the exploration and understanding of the behaviour of the device.

A highlight feature is the Crossfade Panning- an auto-crossfade for a spectacular panoramic sound. Tooltips are available for extra help, triggered by the 'H' button.

The Delayer 1.0 is compatible with Live version 11.1.1 and Max version 8.2.1. Though it screams complexity, it also promises a great opportunity for DJs, synth enthusiasts, and sound engineers to experiment and craft unique sounds. With Delayer 1.0, sound manipulation has never been so creative and accessible.

To access the Delayer 1.0, the audio filter delay device, you can use the link [Download Delayer 1.0](https://ziob.gumroad.com/l/fhwsk?_gl=1*1ro93b8*_ga*MTU1MDE4NDU0My4xNjM4NDY1Njcy*_ga_6LJN6D94N6*MTY1N). The device is commercially licensed. It's worth exploring, and you might just unveil a new avenue of creative sound design!

Example Usage

To start using the Delayer 1.0 Max4Live device, follow these steps:

  1. Download and install the device from the provided link: [Download Delayer 1.0](https://ziob.gumroad.com/l/fhwsk?_gl=1*1ro93b8*_ga*MTU1MDE4NDU0My4xNjM4NDY1Njcy*_ga_6LJN6D94N6*MTY1)
  2. Open Ableton Live (version 11.1.1 or later) and create a new audio track.
  3. Insert the Delayer 1.0 device on the audio track.
  4. Take some time to familiarize yourself with the different parameters and options available in the device. You can find detailed documentation in Live's info view for each button and feature by hovering over them and clicking the 'H' button for tooltips.
  5. Turn on the device's inner metronome by clicking the 'S-U' button to sync it to Live's BPM count or leave it unsynced by selecting 'U.' This choice will affect the time intervals in the device.
  6. Adjust the left delay time ('Time L') to define the cycle interval, either in relation to Live's BPM (if synced) or independently. Experiment with different delay times to achieve the desired effect.
  7. Set the right delay time ('Scale L to R') to define the proportion to the left delay time. This parameter determines the relationship between the left and right delay channels.
  8. Choose between the Harmonics ('Hrms') or Randomly ('Rand') mode for generating frequency peaks. In Harmonics mode, the device selects a fundamental frequency and its ascending harmonics based on user-defined parameters. In Random mode, the device randomly selects frequency peaks from the specified range.
  9. Adjust the frequency range for both modes by setting the appropriate sliders. In Harmonics mode, set the range for the fundamental frequency and its harmonics. In Random mode, set the range for the randomly chosen frequency peaks.
  10. Explore the other features of the Delayer 1.0 device, such as the Bounce->EQ function, which turns the device into a conservative filter delay with graphic EQ parameters for fine-tuning the sound.
  11. Experiment with the Glissando ramp time ('Gliss') to achieve smooth transitions between bouncing frequency peaks. This parameter is scaled in relation (0-1) to the 'Bounce' time of each channel.
  12. Take advantage of the Crossfade Panning feature to auto-crossfade the left and right channels, creating a beautiful panoramic sound. Familiarize yourself with the available options and descriptions.
  13. If you want to test the device's behavior, use the Noise utility by clicking the 'N' button. It generates white noise, providing an ideal condition to examine and follow the device's performance.

Remember, the Delayer 1.0 device offers a unique and creative approach to filter delay and sound manipulation. Don't hesitate to explore and experiment with its various parameters to unleash your creativity. Should you require further support or assistance, you can reach out to the designer at [email protected]. Happy exploring!

In this intermediate-level usage example, we will explore how the Delayer 1.0 Max4Live device can be used to create rhythmic filter delay effects on a drum loop.

  1. Start by loading the Delayer 1.0 device onto a track in Ableton Live. Make sure to set the track's input source to a drum loop or any rhythmic audio source.
  2. Set the device mode to "Harmonics" by selecting the 'Hrms' option from the Mode dropdown menu.
  3. Adjust the "Range" parameter to set the frequency range for the generated harmonics. For this example, let's set it to 100 Hz - 1000 Hz.
  4. Enable syncing the device to Live's tempo by pressing the 'S' button next to the Sync option. This will make the delay time responsive to Live's BPM.
  5. Set the left delay time ('Time L') to a value that matches the rhythmic pattern of the drum loop. Experiment with different values to find the desired delay effect.
  6. Adjust the right delay time ('Scale L to R') to create interesting rhythmic variations between the left and right channels. Higher values will create longer delays on the right channel compared to the left channel.
  7. Experiment with the 'Bounce' parameter to define the bouncing frequency peaks intervals. This will create rhythmic filter sweeps that follow the delay pattern. Start with a value of 1 and adjust it to your liking.
  8. Set the Glissando ramp time ('Gliss') to control the smoothness of the filter sweep transitions. Higher values will create smoother transitions, while lower values will make them more abrupt.
  9. Enable the Crossfade Panning feature if you want the left and right channels to auto-crossfade for a more immersive and panoramic sound. Explore the different crossfade options available to find the desired effect.
  10. Play the drum loop and listen to the creative sound manipulation provided by the Delayer 1.0 device. Experiment with different settings, such as changing the mode to "Random" or adjusting the frequency ranges, to achieve unique and interesting results.

Remember to always refer to the device's tooltips (accessible with the 'H' button) and the detailed documentation in Live's info view for more information on each button and feature.

The Delayer 1.0 is a powerful Max4Live device that offers endless possibilities for creative sound manipulation. Have fun exploring and discovering new ways to enhance your music productions.

Further Thoughts

To add a unique touch to your sound manipulation, look no further than the Delayer 1.0 Max4Live device by Ziob. This powerful filter delay device offers a range of features that will take your creativity to new heights.

One interesting mode of the Delayer 1.0 is the Harmonics mode. In this mode, the device generates spectrum peaks randomly within a user-defined range. It starts with a fundamental frequency, marked in yellow, and then adds ascending harmonics based on the user-selected value of 'N'. The direction of each harmonic cycle can be set to go up, down, or both. This mode allows for the creation of unique harmonic progressions and tonal variations in your sound.

If you prefer a more random approach, you can switch to the Rand mode. In this mode, the Delayer 1.0 chooses frequency peaks randomly from the user-defined range, expanding the possibilities even further.

For precise synchronization, the device can be synced to Live's time or to an independent inner metronome within the device. This flexibility enables you to effortlessly integrate the Delayer 1.0 into your existing musical projects.

If you're looking to experiment with filter delays, the Delayer 1.0 allows you to transform into a conservative filter delay by activating the 'Bounce' mode. This mode activates a graphic EQ that can be used to target specific frequency zones and create complex feedback patterns manually or through Live's automation capabilities.

To thoroughly explore the behavior of the Delayer 1.0, the device provides a handy Noise utility. By using white noise as the input, you can observe and analyze the device's response to different settings.

The Delayer 1.0 features customizable delay parameters for both the left and right channels. The left delay time, 'Time L,' defines the cycle interval relative to Live's BPM, while the right delay time, 'Scale L to R,' proportionally adjusts the delay time between the left and right channels.

To add a touch of finesse to the bouncing frequency peaks, the 'Gliss' parameter enables smooth transitions between intervals. This parameter is scaled based on the 'Bounce' time for each channel, enhancing the overall sonic experience.

With the Crossfade Panning feature, you can effortlessly auto-crossfade between the left and right channels, creating a beautiful panoramic sound. This opens up a world of spatial exploration and immersive audio landscapes.

To access more information and detailed documentation on each button and feature, simply click on the 'H' button to reveal tooltips and refer to Live's info view. The Delayer 1.0 is truly a comprehensive device that provides all the tools you need for creative sound manipulation.

Designed by ZION BUBLIL in 2022, the Delayer 1.0 brings a unique blend of functionality and innovation to your Max4Live arsenal. Don't miss the opportunity to explore its limitless sonic possibilities.

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