Live Pong & Push Pong – Free Generative Max for Live MIDI Effects

Live Pong und Push Pong are generative Max for Live sequencers inspired by Batuhan Bozkurt's excellent Otomata Generative Musical Sequencer. By clicking in the square area when Live is running, cells are generated which will create notes whenever they reach the outer grid area.

When I played around with Live Pong, I found assigning notes to the outer grid a bit tedious. I recommend ignoring it and instead adding a Scale effect in your preferred key right after Live Pong or Push Pong. That way its use was real fun and has actually yielded a new song idea.

Live Pong

If you press the pads when Live is running, cells are generated that produce notes when they reach the outer grid area to push (top and bottom row, left and right columns).

Push Pong


  • 9 by 9 (Live Pong) or 8 by 8 (Push Pong) generative grid controlled by mouse/trackpad clicks or hitting pads on Push
  • Global mode for control of rate sync, note velocity and length, chance of cells bouncing
  • Cell mode for individual control per cell
  • Start direction control for new cells
  • MIDI note editor

Download Live Pong and Push Pong

This way for heaps more Max for Live devices & tips.

By |2017-02-02T20:14:05+00:00September 8th, 2014|Max for Live|0 Comments

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Madeleine Bloom is a musician, producer, multi-instrumentalist and singer from Berlin. She studied Electroacoustic Music at the Franz Liszt Conservatory. In the last few years she's worked as a technical support for Ableton and has helped countless people with her in-depth knowledge of Ableton Live, various other music apps as well as audio engineering.

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