"Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple — that's creativity." Charles Mingus
ReBoard - is a Max for Live Device based on the very simple Idea to play relative notes within a given scale. The name ReBoard is derived from Relative Keyboard.
This idea was invented by Leon Gruenbaum with the Samchillian Tip Tip Tip Cheeepeeeee Controller.
the idea behind playing relative notes is, that one key will play a certain note in a scale up or down based on the interval.
That means, if you have a Key that plays always the next note in a scale up, like C, D, E, F etc ...
and another Key which plays always two notes down, like C, A, F, D etc ...
You can play alone with these two Keys the whole scale, also repeating melodies are possible to play, it's a bit of a controlled randomness.
Inside the ReBoard Max for Live Device you can choose a scale from a collection and you can map any Key from your Keyboard to an interval or also to a fixed note, like the Root Note or the 1st, 2nd ... etc. Note within the selected scale.
In this example you see that Note D3 triggers always the next note in the scale up.
Note C3 will trigger always two notes in the scale down.
Here you can set a scale and the rootnote. Only the Notes from the selected Scale will be played.