Category Archives: Blog

Arcade Series Returns

The Arcade Series Returns is the follow up to the hugely successful Max for Live Generative Sequencers the Arcade Series. Designed by Ableton Certified trainer Mark Towers and inspired by classic retro Arcade Games each one can provide inspiration for rhythm or melody!

Arcade Series Returns SM

Consisting of four MaxforLive generative sequencers, the Arcade Series Returns can help defeat writers block or be the beginning of that inspirational piece of music. Each device is fully compatible and controllable with 8×8 grid based controllers:

  • Push 1
  • Push 2
  • Launchpad MINI/MK1/MK2/PRO
  • Native Instruments Maschine Jam.

Across the Arcade Series Returns is an inbuilt loop feature which can work on an individual element or globally. When you come up with a rhythm or melody you want to save you can also press a single button and export the pattern directly into an Ableton Live MIDI clip.

Multi_Grab

Arkanoid – read more

Frogger – read more

Ghosts – read more

Space Invaders – read more

PolyPin

PolyPin is a polyrhythmic performance sequencer built in Max for Live. Inspired by Pinball. Up to 8 sequencers run in-sync or independently using specially developed sequencer modes:

  • Probability for creating random chance-based beats
  • Euclidean for exotic polyrhythmic patterns
  • Classic for retro 16-step sequencing.

PolyPin

Download the PolyPin user manual.

Device available from Isotonik Studios.

Asteroids

Asteroids is a generative sequencer built in Max for Live. Inspired by the classic arcade game, asteroids move around an 8×8 grid triggering notes when they collide with each other.

Advanced sequencing modes makes Asteroids a powerful sequencer for both experimental/generative melodic sequences or intricate/polyrhythmic drum patterns.

Asteroids

Download the Asteroids user manual.

Device available from Isotonik Studios.