repository for all things Baron Cimitière:
(thats because now B C is a multiplatform digidrums app! er-301 .unit file, max\msp patch with monome grid support and internal sequencer and upcoming max for live device)
here we go!
ER-301 Custom Unit version
Baron Cimitière is a sine-based digital percussion unit.
send it some gates, cvs, stepped or fluctuating randoms and hear it spit out sharp beats.
-Gate - trigger it manually or send it whatever you want
-A decay - decay\release control for amplitude
-FB - amount of sine self modulation
-Pitch - the Baron is tuned to C by default but you can mess with it here
-P decay - decay\release control for pitch (useful to create the transient part)
-P env amt - pitch envelope amount (tip: short p decay : high amt, long p decay : low amount)
-Int PM - phase modulation index (more internal phase modulation = more harmonics)
-PM pitch - tuning for the internal sine modulator
-Dist - amount of distortion
-P curve - positive values for log pitch decays, negative values for expo pitch decays
I then ported the custom unit in Max 8. I’m learning Max in the very moment of patching this app so you’ll see some probably unelegant and unefficient solutions but i managed to do it!
Actual 0.5.0 version sports internal sequencer and monome grid 128 varibright support for hands on experience!
In the max version i added an internal sequencer made of three rows:
main sequencer: where you trigger the envelopes controlling amplitude and pitch
pm sequencer: where you trigger the envelope controlling phase modulation
dist sequencer: where you trigger the envelope controlling tanh~ distortion
You can then independently randomize the position of the playhead on all three sequencers, you can randomize the phase modulation oscillator frequency to main oscillator frequency ratio and the amount of distortion.
Two versions are available: 8 steps and 16 steps. The GUI’s are different too.
I’m working on a proper max for live device.
here some little demos: