This MaxForLive device has the purpose to to be used as an interface to connect Iannix (www.iannix.org) with Ableton Live
and transform Iannix into a "Cyclic Step Sequencer" with 8 available notes - sample slots. Obviously, there are many step sequencers
available for Live already, but this one focuses on the visual aspect, providing perhaps a means to the electronic musician to present
in his/her gigs a visual "show" to his/her audience.
Even though this device can be used with a mouse and a keyboard, it is mainly designed to be used with a midi controller.
- Sync Iannix to Live (limited BPM options due to Iannix limitations)
- Visual feedback of activated - deactivated triggers, circles and cursors
- Option of visual feedback of velocity on circles, cursors and triggers.
- Various options to customise Iannix looks (circles hidden - shown, grid color - opacity)
- Send each circle to a different midi channel or send all circles to one common midi channel
1. The latest known version of Iannix to work with IannixSequencer is 0.8.21
0.8.22 seems to be fine too, although the latest 0.8.42 version is not compatible. Watch this space or sign up to Softcore's newsletters to be informed when the device gets updated and compatible with the latest version of Iannix.
2. Adding a trigger to a circle, "ties" the trigger's opacity to that circle's active-inactive state and velocity (if option is enabled). If this trigger is moved to a different circle, it still remains (visually) "tied" to the initial circle it was created on.
WORKAROUND: It is advised instead of moving a trigger to a different circle, to create a NEW trigger on the desired circle and then delete the old trigger (also see issue 2)
3. Deleting the last created trigger causes the trigger created right after to not be tied to the circle it is created on.
WORKAROUND: It is advised to create a trigger before deleting the desired one, so that the lastly created trigger is not deleted.
NOTE: the above issues affect only the visual aspect of triggers in Iannix and NOT the actual functionality and midi triggering, which remains accurate
Save the downloaded "IannixSequencer.amxd" file to your "Max Midi Effect" presets inside Live's Library.
Save the contents of downloaded "Examples" folder inside the folder "Examples" of Iannix installation folder (for ease of use, you can just drop the downloaded "Examples" folder inside Iannix installation folder and agree to merge content when asked).
Follow the steps below to establish connection between Iannix, this device and Live.
1. Open Iannix. At this time it is best to have your midi controller off so that Iannix doesn't pick any midi messages from it. Locate "Softcore - IannixSequencer" script and run it.
2. Switch on your midi controller (before opening Live).
3. Open Live and drop the "IannixSequencer" device (found in presets -> Midi Effects -> Max Midi Effect) either:
a. on the midi track you wish to control and BEFORE the instrument.
b. On a new empty midi track. Then route this midi track to the midi track you wish to control with Iannix (by setting either the output of the empty midi track or by setting the input of your "target" midi track. Note, that you have to set "Monitor" option to "In" at your target track for this set up.
4. Start adding some triggers to test your connections. Normally, the test leds of the device will blink each time a trigger is transmitted and you will see midi activity on your midi tracks.
5. Have fun!
NOTE: if for some reason you wish to re-run "Softcore - IannixSequencer" script inside Iannix, you also need to delete and re-load the device to your midi track.
More info and "how to set up" instructions inside the device
Youtube demo video
Vimeo demo video
DOWNLOAD ZIP file:
Softcore - www.softcore.net.gr
Iannix - www.iannix.org