February 22, 2010

By Popular Request, You Can Support Jazari

Who am I to argue with the people? And rest assured, your donations will not fund the extravagant roboticist lifestyle we’ve seen depicted in Popular Mechanics in recent years. No Lear jets, no strippers, no coke-snorting automata. Every cent will help build (physical) drum machines and a bass machine. Oh yes, there will be a bass machine.


Comments (2)

Matt Ridenour

February 24th, 2010 at 1:14 pm    

I just read the CDM post featuring your work; very impressive!

I wrote a Max/MSP external based off Prof. Toussaint’s paper on Euclidean rhythm which you might find useful in your work. You can feed it the number of drum hits, the length of beats and a starting offset and it will output a list of 1s and 0s with the hits spaced as evenly as possible which you can then iterate over from an external tempo. It also has palindrome mode to reverse the sequence. You can adjust the sequence on the fly for live performance.

You can get it here:


I’m in the very early stages of a similar bell-based project and I appreciate the information you’ve made available on solenoids too. I’ll add your site to my RSS feed.

Great stuff!


February 25th, 2010 at 10:25 pm    


I actually wrote a MAX patch that does the same thing a few years ago. I’m not using it in my current work, but the concept of maximal evenness informs a lot of what I do. Keep me posted on your project.

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