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COLORFUL. POLYPHONIC. GRIDLESS.

Kairos is a 16 notes polyphonic gridless sequencer. Its colorful notes can be placed anywhere in the phrase, in any order, to create expressive and unique sequences, with a duration from 1 to 8 bars. Including 3 independent randomization modes to find new sonic territories.

16 notes in any order, anywhere
with pitch, velocity and duration


(1) turn the 16 colored notes on
(left column for the long lines
right column for the short lines)
(2) place the notes in the sequencer
(3) adjust pitch, velocity and duration

Polyphony and chords

Overlap the lines to create chords and polyphony
up to 16 voices

Octave shift, transposition and duration modes

(4) 4 octaves shift
(5) 1 to 8 bars sequence duration
(6) chromatic transposition (-12 +12)

16 presets recall with MIDI mapping

16 MIDI and key mappable presets slots.
Change the presets in sync one after another.

Plus unlimited presets save and load.

Enter notes via MIDI too

Additional method for entering notes one by one by color with your MIDI keyboard or Push

Evenly spaced notes templates

Select one of the 16 pre-configured evenly spaced notes templates
for classic monophonic sequencing or polyrhythmic articulations

From 5 notes Buchla style to traditional 16 steps

3 independent randomization modes

Randomize pitches, notes positions, notes on/off

With this method you can find new phrasings using chosen notes, or new melodies maintaining the chosen phrase.

1) Randomize pitches

Without moving notes positions or notes on/off

2) Randomize notes positions

Without changing pitches or notes on/off

3) Randomize notes on/off

Without changing pitches or notes positions

Complete control

Control every parameter from Push

or use your MIDI controller and 80 control change numbers ready to be used


Kairos gridless style
Expressive and simple sequence with no rigid quantization


Chords in the sequence
Create beautiful chords sequences


Seven notes
Create every evenly spaced notes sequences
for polyrhythms and new articulations


Tradition with no grid
From Kairos style to classic 16 steps monophonic sequence

In the following video you'll see how to create a sequence with four notes
How to move the notes in the sequencer selecting the type of line (long or short) and the color
How to modify the pitches and then hear the final result.

CHROMATIC SCALES

From C1 to C4 chromatic notes in the sequencer

PUSH READY

All parameters already mapped to Push knobs

MULTIPLE INSTANCES

Use many KAIROS devices in your live set

80 CC MESSAGES READY

80 control change parameters ready to be used

KAIROS
Minimum System Requirements

  • Ableton Live 9 Suite
    with Max for Live

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