Zyklus Improvisor, real-time harmonic sequencer

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Taika-Kim
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892 posts since 15 May, 2002 from Finland

Post Mon Jul 04, 2016 1:51 pm

I installed Max demo version, but when I try to run Improvisor, it complains about maxAPI.dll not present in the system. If I copy it to the directory, the program starts, but the graphics are all mixed up.

deastman
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6743 posts since 7 Aug, 2003 from San Francisco Bay Area

Re: Zyklus Improvisor, real-time harmonic sequencer

Post Mon Jul 04, 2016 2:19 pm

I had forgotten about this project. I'll have to check it out... I live this type of generative software!
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Musical Gym
KVRAF
4616 posts since 24 May, 2004 from square1

Re: Zyklus Improvisor, real-time harmonic sequencer

Post Mon Jul 04, 2016 2:25 pm

I don't know about Max demo version, but here is my structure for stand-alone:
Improvisor0.5d (top level folder)
support (folder inside top level folder)
Inside support folder are 6 other folders plus 3 dll files by themselves.
Files inside top level folder:
Improvisor505-05.exe
Improvisor505-05.mxf
maxcrt.dll
maxcrt_p.dll
msvcr70.dll
msvcr71.dll

Taika-Kim
KVRian
892 posts since 15 May, 2002 from Finland

Re: Zyklus Improvisor, real-time harmonic sequencer

Post Mon Jul 04, 2016 2:58 pm

Ah I realized, the download was damaged, I re-downloaded and now it starts fine.

Looks really interesting, I remeber reading about the hardware it´s inspired by and it made a lot of sense :)

Musical Gym
KVRAF
4616 posts since 24 May, 2004 from square1

Re: Zyklus Improvisor, real-time harmonic sequencer

Post Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:09 pm

great

Taika-Kim
KVRian
892 posts since 15 May, 2002 from Finland

Re: Zyklus Improvisor, real-time harmonic sequencer

Post Mon Jul 04, 2016 3:18 pm

Ah, hmm takes some getting used to, now trying to get sound out of the Windows GM thing just to try this out without the loopback drivers, no luck, neither sending to a hw synth...

I set the MIDI ports, playing the keyboard does nothing, creating a sequence by hand in the arp editor and pressing play does nothing.

Also noteworthy is, that inside MAX this needs the 64 bit Java installed, I first tried with the 32-bit version installed, and got a ton of error messages.

But, ah, I guess I just need to take a long look at the manual...

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barrybitter
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472 posts since 12 Nov, 2008 from God's County

Re: Zyklus Improvisor, real-time harmonic sequencer

Post Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:00 am

Can Someone please tell me where I can download Zyklus Improvisor?

Taika-Kim
KVRian
892 posts since 15 May, 2002 from Finland

Re: Zyklus Improvisor, real-time harmonic sequencer

Post Tue Jul 05, 2016 4:41 am

There is a link earlier in the thread. Also you can just Google for it...

HunterKiller
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1997 posts since 10 Mar, 2006

Re: Zyklus Improvisor, real-time harmonic sequencer

Post Tue Jul 05, 2016 6:11 am

@bronswerk

What instrument/preset did you use for those strings, in the demo on the first page. I love those strings!
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barrybitter
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472 posts since 12 Nov, 2008 from God's County

Re: Zyklus Improvisor, real-time harmonic sequencer

Post Tue Jul 05, 2016 6:48 am

Taika-Kim wrote:There is a link earlier in the thread. Also you can just Google for it...


There are 23 pages in this thread which I quickly looked at before I posted for help to find download, now may I just cannot see the wood for the trees. I also always check google and that I did also but was only able to find related Youtube videos and comments on forums like this one non of which throw up a link to Zyklus Improvisor itself.

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Pytchblend
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531 posts since 4 Jul, 2011 from UK

Re: Zyklus Improvisor, real-time harmonic sequencer

Post Tue Jul 05, 2016 6:59 am

barrybitter wrote:Can Someone please tell me where I can download Zyklus Improvisor?
bronswerk wrote:Here's a link where you can download it from. No need to join the group if you don't want to.

http://www.uusikaupunki.fi/~patalus/new ... Improvisor

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barrybitter
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472 posts since 12 Nov, 2008 from God's County

Re: Zyklus Improvisor, real-time harmonic sequencer

Post Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:11 am

Pytchblend wrote:
barrybitter wrote:Can Someone please tell me where I can download Zyklus Improvisor?
bronswerk wrote:Here's a link where you can download it from. No need to join the group if you don't want to.

http://www.uusikaupunki.fi/~patalus/new ... Improvisor

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zerocrossing
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9298 posts since 26 Jun, 2006 from San Francisco Bay Area

Re: Zyklus Improvisor, real-time harmonic sequencer

Post Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:44 am

Hm, looks like a perfect companion to Circular Labs Möbius. Must investigate...
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bronswerk
KVRist
158 posts since 14 Apr, 2006

Re: Zyklus Improvisor, real-time harmonic sequencer

Post Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:37 am

HunterKiller wrote:@bronswerk

What instrument/preset did you use for those strings, in the demo on the first page. I love those strings!
I honestly can't remember what sounds I used back then. That demo is about 6 years old. I am however a fan of the Roland JV and JD series, so probably a JV1080/JV2080 or JD990.

HunterKiller
KVRAF
1997 posts since 10 Mar, 2006

Re: Zyklus Improvisor, real-time harmonic sequencer

Post Wed Jul 06, 2016 6:24 am

Thanks you for the reply. :)
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