Polyrhythmus – Free Max for Live MIDI Effect for Patterns

Polyrhythmus is a Max for Live rhythm sequencer, arpeggio builder as well as a MIDI CC and parameter automator. If you're into polyrhythms or arpeggios, this one's quite a treat. It looks great, too and despite all this is free.



  • build polyrhythmic patterns (counterpoint, polymetric etc)
  • use them (live) as arpeggiators
  • to sequence drums, MIDI CCs, parameters in Live
  • run sequences sinusodial
  • trigger one sequence with another
  • have 23 steps run at the same time as 5 others do
  • skip steps
  • randomize parameters

Watch the video tutorial:

Download Polyrhythmus

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

By |2017-02-02T20:14:00+00:00September 17th, 2014|Max for Live|3 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.


  1. pyrokitty September 19, 2014 at 10:00 - Reply

    …..I am so dead right now.

    WHO ARE YOU?!?!

    This thing is a dream.

    You are God.


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