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!
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|CURRENT VERSION||v1.0, 28/12/2019|
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How does Factoid work?
Factoid is based on a modified version of an algorithm called Non-Negative Matrix Factorization (NMF). Simply put, NMF can automatically extract interesting patterns from data. It has been used in fields such as computer vision and movie recommendations. I had to heavily adapt and tweak it in order to meet the real-time needs of music production.
Can you obtain the same kind of time randomizations with Factorsynth?
No. Although both Factoid and Factorsynth share the same decomposition engine, they handle the obtained components in quite different ways. Factorsynth's key idea is the decoupling of each component into temporal and spectral shapes, whereas Factoid does not perform this decoupling and leaves each component as a waveform. On the other hand, Factoid is able to displace the components in time, while Factorsynth can't.