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endless rhythmic fun

Factoid is a Max For Live device that allows you to create endless rhythmical variations of audio clips. It uses machine learning to decompose a sound into a set of layers that are randomly shifted in time to change the temporal structure of the clip. Create new drum patterns on-the-fly, turn melodies into textures, randomize full mixes and experiment with any kind of sound!


how does Factoid work?

Based on the same machine learning decomposition engine than Factorsynth, Factoid is able to extract between 2 and 8 components that overlap in time in the original sample. For example, in a drum loop, it can often separate snare from kick even if they play at the same time in the original clip. Once extracted, the different layers are displaced in time, with or without quantization.

can I process full tracks?

There is no limit on the length of the input sound files, but keep in mind that if you use long files (several minutes) memory consumption can quickly escalate! Factoid works best with short clips (less than 30 seconds), although it is up to you to see how far you can go!


  • Ableton Live and Max For Live required

system requirements

current version

 v1.2 (Feb 4, 2022)

user manual

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