Polyrhythm experiments using AudioCubes
In this video it is shown how AudioCubes can be used together with a MIDI generative software to create polyrhythms. We set up the Impulse drum machine in Ableton Live 8 (backbeat room preset) as a sound source, and connected this via MIDI to our software, which uses the position of the AudioCubes to start and stop patterns, and the orientation to change patterns being played back. Each of the cubes is attached automatically to a drum sound (kick drum, snare, closed hi-hat,…) The patterns are all 32 steps in length and are played back in sync, by each of the cubes. The software was playing back the patterns at 70 BPM (beats per minute).
Each of the cubes can play any of the patterns, on any of the sounds, simply by turning each individual cube.