For years I didn't have any interest in performing electronic music live. I now think that was partly because I had seen so many electronic music performances that didn't satistfy me in the way that performances featuring instruments with longer histories and traditions did. In 2018 I started getting interested in the idea of performing electronic music, and started thinking about ways I could do so in a way that would have the dynamics and visceral intensity of live music shows I loved. I thought about this a lot, and decided that the grid by monome could be a potential solution to my problem.
I used Max/MSP to write the software that would run the grid. Though it's still constantly changing, it's basic funcionality has remained the same:
-variable rate for each voice (half note, quarter note, 1/8 note, 1/8 note triplet, 1/16 note, 1/16 note triplet, 32nd note)
-variable length for each voice, up to 16 steps
-'re-sync' feature to sync any voice to voice no. 1 at any point
Currently, the sequencer is very specific to my unique live performance set-up, most evidently in the integrated ER-1 controller sub-patch that controls my Korg Electribe ER-1 drum machine. Aditionally, there are 8 digital LFO's (also written in Max) that can be assigned independently to any of its parameters, as well as combine with one another to create more complex summed waveforms.