new app : quantum

  • "beat juggling"

    http://monome.org/docs/app:quantum

    originally designed for varibrightness 256 and push button arc2, this serial.osc, max/msp patch can be used with any model grid and without an arc as well.

    quantum turns juggling patterns (called siteswaps) into melodies by mapping throw heights to note values. please see link above for full description.

    quick start guide:
    - open "Juggling Lab.jar"
    - open "Quantum.maxpat"
    - double click "p monome" button on quantum patch and connect grid/arc
    - push buttons on the grid to change patterns

    manually enter siteswaps by clicking in the white box below the speed control and above the grey bar, type in the siteswap, and then click anywhere outside the box to start the animation.

    here are a few suggestions of patterns to start with:

    9749355
    8994883
    9953835
    969588837
    99a5a8597
    aab9aaa29
    66625663
    ebdececd5
    88577867
    88847885
    aaaa59a8
    b8b9b9a3
    756264663
    9944835
    9949335
    9953835
    99699697
    77772777366774
    8686778686777
    99a5a8597
    999948979797
    efbfdee8

    very basic video documentation with no detailed explanation, skip to 2:00 if in a hurry:



    more videos coming soon!

  • woah.... good work, this is insane!

  • love this! i finally learned how to juggle.

  • excellent..

  • thanks for the feedback! glad you are enjoying it. i forgot to say that if you don't have an arc you can also see the list of siteswaps under each button press in the main window of the patch... then you can copy and paste them from the list one at a time in the little box at the top of the patch to see what they look/sound like.

  • new video up at the very bottom of the app page!