jk.push – Software for Interacting with Ableton Push in Cycling 74’s Max Environment

jk.push - Software for Interacting with Ableton Push in Cycling 74's Max Environment

jk.push 2 is a set of free abstractions made with standard Max objects for interacting with Ableton Push in Cycling 74’s Max environment.

Version 2.0.2 allows individual MIDI in and MIDI out ports to be selected.

NOW AVAILABLE IN MAX from the official “Package Manager”…!
Max->File Menu->“Show Package Manager”-> in the upper right corner, type in “push” to search for it-> Install

READ MORE ON CYCLING74.COM: https://cycling74.com/articles/package-arrival-the-jk-push-2-abstractions-for-maxmsp-ableton-push-controller

[Updated, 02-02-2020]

Please note: Version 2.0 and beyond moves to argument-based abstractions and is not compatible with versions 1.1 and earlier of jk.push.

If you wish to keep using both packages at the same time you will need to rename abstractions.

There are a variety of example patches in the Max Extras Menu.

Installation Instructions for version 2.0 and later:
Place the jk.push 2.0 folder into the ‘packages’ folder in the ‘Max 8’
directory here: <User>/Documents/Max 8/packages then restart Max

Earlier versions (1.1, 0.9, 0.5) are also available for download but are not all in package format.

Software is “Name Your Own Price.”
$0.0 is fine, but if you would like to contribute, any amount is appreciated. Thank you!

KaiserLooper—Live Looping Software for Max

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Fully hackable, free looper, and a lot of fun for arrhythmic and beat-oriented experimental live-looping.

KaiserLooper 2

Allows for recording, overdubbing, chopping, segmenting, asynchronous loops, synchronous loops, combinations of synchronous and asynchronous loops, fully customizable because it is a Max patch! It runs in quadraphonic, but if you want mono, just use the first channel, stereo the first two, et cetera. Requirements: Max 8.

Installation Instructions:
Place the KaiserLooper folder into the ‘packages’ folder in the ‘Max 8’
directory here: <User>/Documents/Max 8/packages then restart Max

A fully functioning patcher will now be available in Max->Extras Menu.

Earlier version available, but not in package format. Works with earlier versions of Max.

Software is “Name Your Own Price.”
$0.0 is fine, but if you would like to contribute, any amount is appreciated. Thank you!

jk.softstep – Software for Interacting with the Keith McMillan Softstep in Cycling 74’s Max Environment

jk.softstep is a set of free abstractions made with standard Max objects for interacting with Keith McMillen Instrument’s SoftStep within the Max environment. Please note: The v3 package moves to attribute-style arguments in the abstractions and is not compatible with prior versions. After installing the package, there is an overview patch and several example patches in the Max Extras Menu, as well as illustrative help files for each abstraction. I highly recommend checking out the overview patch.

NOW AVAILABLE IN MAX from the official “Package Manager”
Max->File Menu->“Show Package Manager”-> in the upper right corner, type in “softstep” to search for it-> Install

Version 3 is the recommended version, but *warning* does not work with the prior versions of jk.softstep:
Added:
LED functions now in main abstraction, no need to use separate abstraction
Attribute-style arguments, so no need to remember what #1, #2, et cetera sets.
Added outputs for specialized uses
Added sensitivity and smoothing options
Added polarity reversal for pedal input
A few other minor fixes, tweaks, and housekeeping

Unzip and place the “jk.softstep v3” folder into the ‘packages’ folder in the ‘Max 8’
directory here: <User>/Documents/Max 8/packages, then restart Max

Installation Instructions for version 2.4:
Place the jk.softstep folder into the ‘packages’ folder in the ‘Max 8’
directory here: <User>/Documents/Max 8/packages, then restart Max

Earlier versions are available, but not in package format.

Software is “Name Your Own Price.”
$0.0 is fine, but if you would like to contribute, any amount is appreciated. Thank you!

jk.lpx – Software for Interacting with the Launchpad X in Cycling 74’s Max Environment

jk.lpx is a set of free abstractions made with standard Max objects for interacting with Launchpad X in Cycling 74’s Max environment.

There are a variety of example patches in the Max Extras Menu.

Installation Instructions for version 1.0.1:
Place the jk.lpx folder into the ‘packages’ folder in the ‘Max 8’
directory here: <User>/Documents/Max 8/packages then restart Max

[1.0-Updated 1 January 2020]
[1.0.1-Updated 16 July 2020, things work better now]

Software is “Name Your Own Price.”
$0.0 is fine, but if you would like to contribute, any amount is appreciated. Thank you!

Jeff Kaiser and Andrew Pask with Steuart Liebig and G.E. Stinson: The Choir Boys with Strings (PFMCD037)

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The Choir Boys with Strings
Jeff Kaiser: Trumpet, Quarter-Tone Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Electronics
Andrew Pask: Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Bass Penny Whistle, Electronics
G.E. Stinson: Electric Guitars, Electronics
Steuart Liebig: Contrabass Guitars, Electronics

Visit The Choir Boys home page at:
www.trippyhorns.com

1. Needlework Alice 11:59
2. Impromptu Lateral Drop 7:26
3. Tobacconist from Rimini 10:59
4. Frenchwoman Luggage Cart 8:39
5. Adulterous Dishwasher 9:40
6. Definitely Jack 10:23
7. Rest of the Skeleton 15:12
8. Wir Sind Hier 5:28

The music was created in two continuous suites.
Track numbers have been added for convenience.
Suite One: Tracks 1-5. Suite Two: Tracks 6-8.
Total Playing Time: 79:46

All music © 2006, Jeff Kaiser Music, ASCAP and Kaleidacousticon, ASCAP
Digital multitrack recording by Wayne Peet, October 5, 2005 at Ventura College Theater, Ventura, California
Art, Layout, Mixing and Mastering by Jeff Kaiser, January 2006
pfMENTUM • pfmentum.com • Box 1653 • Ventura • CA • 93002

Special thanks to Robert Lawson and Ollie Powers for the invitation to perform,
and to Roger Meyer for staging and lighting the show.

pfMENTUM CD037

PFMCD037

Jeff Kaiser and Vinny Golia: Ganz Andere (PFMCD001)

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Ganz Andere

Jeff Kaiser: trumpet, ocarinas, guitar, voice and electronics.

Vinny Golia: piccolo, Chinese membrane flute, Bb clarinet, contra-alto clarinet and tenor sax

Robert Fludd: Art

1) Mysterium Tremendum 02:08

2) Moral Geometry I 08:37

3) Yellow Light Surrounding Shadow Outline of Large Man 06:08

4) Mysterium Fascinans 02:16

5) Son of God in Garage with Rat 09:16

6) Majestas 02:05

7) Man with Spider in Mouth 06:22

8) Ganz Andere 04:48

9) Coffin-like Hymns to God 04:13

10) Moral Geometry II 05:10

11.) Templum-Tempus 11:16

total 62:40

Released 01 January 1999

pfMENTUM CD001

PFMCD001

ISCM World Music Days, Tallinn, Estonia, May 2-10, 2019

I am pleased to announce my work, ZEITNOT III, was accepted for performance at ISCM World Music Days, Tallinn, Estonia, May 2-10, 2019. A huge thank you to the ISCM Miami Chapter for submitting me for consideration! …

Paper, “Improvising Technology, Constructing Virtuosity” direct links….

The full texts of Improvising Technology, Constructing Virtuosity (Jeff Kaiser) and Configurin(g) KaiBorg: Interactivity, ideology, and agency in electro-acoustic improvised music (co-author David Borgo) are now available at: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jeff_Kaiser http://ucmo.academia.edu/JeffKaiser