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Device Overview

Name/Version: Integral Clock Divider 1.0
Author: stev  
Description: Introducing the Integral Clock Divider, a useful tool for creating generative poly-rhythmic sequences. Send this device clock-ins by sending it midi notes, set the 8 different clock dividers to even or odd divisions (1-32), and the dividers will generate different poly-rhythms based on your midi input. Perfect for creating interesting drum patterns, slow evolving melodies or pads, and fast complex arpeggiator-like effects.

This device is made to go with the Sequencing Clock Multiplier , Floating Clock Multiplier and Sequencing Clock Divider . Use one or all of the individual clocks to run those devices and make a web of poly-rhythmic nonsense. :)


Clock Dividers

This midi device runs eight different clock dividers on continuous midi input. YOU MUST SEND THIS DEVICE MIDI FOR IT TO OUTPUT MIDI!!! These clock dividers output their clocks (other midi notes) in different ways based on the divisions you set. With a division of 1 it will output its note with every note input (multiple notes at the same time count as 1 note input). Set to 5 it will output a note on the first input, wait 4 notes, and repeat. ( 1 + 4 = 5 ). With different clocks set to different divisions you can generate interesting poly-rhythms based on midi input. The clock input doesn't have to be steady which can give you even more interesting results.

These individual dividers can be further divided simultaneously by the “Global Clock Divider”. Set the “Global Clock Divider” to 3 in our previous example and you would have a final division of 15, displayed next to the “=”. You can also offset the individual divisions, making it so that it waits a certain amount of clock ins before outputting its first clock. These global divisions and offsets are graphically displayed at the tops of the individual clocks by the moving multicolored bars. When these bars finish their cycles and move from far right to far left the clocks will output.


This device can either receive midi input from the midi track in which it resides or it can receive it from an external midi bus. This depends on whether you're using the “Midi In” or the “Bus In” feature. The “Bus In” feature is compatible with Ableton's “Max Midi Sender” device from their Max 7 Pitch and time Machines pack, or my free “Heap Midi Sender” device. This device is basically the same but has more channels, is less user friendly, and can send individual notes.

You can also set it to receive one note instead of all notes with the “All/One” tab. This way you can control multiple midi devices from the same midi track. (Hint: Pair this with the Sequencing Clock Multiplier, Floating Clock Multiplier and Sequencing Clock Divider for maximum fun.)

Pitch In

When the pitch in toggle is active, the pitches of the clocks are modulated by the pitches of the incoming midi notes. Use this to generate poly-rhythmic arpeggios and other more dynamic melodic material.

Reset In

When the reset function is on, you set one note that will reset all of the clocks immediately. The clocks that are offset will still be offset and will be reset to their offset starting point.

Individual Clocks

Besides the division of the individual clocks you get control of the pitch, velocity, duration, and optional quantization to Live's grid. You also get optional global control of everything except pitch.

Pop Up

Access the pop up window by clicking the “Big” button. Use the pop up window to play this device more musically with a keyboard interface for control of pitch instead of knobs.

Push Integration

Parameters automatically map to Push in clearly labelled banks.

For more specific instructions, mouse around the device There's built in info text about specific parameters.

Demo Videos:

Letting it play:

Turning knobs and stuff:

Made to work with:

Floating Clock Multiplier:

Sequencing Clock Multiplier:

Sequencing Clock Divider:

Heap Midi Sender:


11/26/2018 V 1.0.1

-Now the font will be visible while using all Ableton themes. Before the font would appear as white on a white background while using the dark or mid dark themes.

-I have coded the pop up window size into the device. One person reported it was cut off for them.

Device Details

Tags sequencer, effect, utility, other, push
Live Version Used: 10.0.1
Max Version Used: 7.3.5
Date Added: Oct 05 2018 18:57:55
Date Last Updated: Nov 26 2018 20:31:54
Device Type: midi_device
Download URL (report link)
License (more info): Commercial

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