For owners of Max for Live, there are some great Max for Live devices out there. ‘Sufi’ by Beyond Digital is quite different from most though. All seven included devices explore North-African sounds and scales. As with most Max for Live devices, they’re available for free. If you don’t have Max for Live, good news, they’re already working on VST versions.
Sufi Plug-ins include four software synthesizers hardwired to North African maqam scales with quartertone tuning built-in, a device called DEVOTION which lowers your computer’s volume 5 times a day during call to prayer (presets include Agnostic, Fervent, Devout), and a drone machine. They are labeled in the Berber script of neo-Tifinaght in bright rainbow colours and is meant to encourage and reward experimentation. ‘Roll-over’ infotexts contain fragments of Sufi verse.
Have a look at the demo video:
A series of SPI Instructional Videos filmed on location in Morocco function as stand-alone art pieces or instances of ‘teaching by example.’
DRONE: Instructional Video
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