Cabinet of musical curiosities

endless clip variations

Factoid is a lightweight music plug-in and standalone application that lets you remix and randomize any audio clip. Sharing the same machine learning decomposition engine than Factorsynth, it decomposes any sound into a set of layers that can be manually remixed, muted or randomly shifted in time to change the temporal structure. Create new drum patterns on the fly, turn melodies into textures, remix and randomize full mixes and experiment with any kind of sound!

Factoid version 2 is a complete re-implementation of the original Max For Live device as a VST/AU plug-in and standalone application. It includes new features such as individual component control and sound export.


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 can be remixed and displaced in time, with or without quantization.

what are the differences between Factoid and Factorsynth?

Both Factoid and Factorsynth are based on the idea of decomposing sounds into spectrally- and temporally-similar components. However, Factorsynth is a full-fledged sound design studio allowing cross-synthesis and component editing, whereas Factoid selects some of the features of its bigger sibling and focuses on easily generating variations of loops with a much simpler interface and less CPU and memory consumption.

Is there a demo version?

There is no demo version of Factoid, but to get an idea of what kind of components it can obtain, you can try the demo version of Factorsynth, which shares the same decomposition engine.

Factoid 2 upgrade

  • For owners of Factoid 1 or Factormini

Factoid 2 crossgrade

  • For owners of Factorsynth 3

Factoid 2


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system requirements

current version

 v2.0.2 (Feb 27, 2024)


user manual

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