Yesterday, Ableton released two new synthesizers, Ensemble and DiGiTAL. These Max for Live instruments are available from Ableton’s new Pack partner, Max for Cats.
Ensemble (pictured right) is a Max for Live string synthesizer with a built-in morphing formant filter. Inspired by the classic string machines of the 1970s, Ensemble also includes chorus and phaser effects which can be used separately. Ableton describes the instrument: “From weepy prog rock chords to disco stabs, Ensemble is a one-stop vintage string synth shop.”
DiGiTAL (right) is a polyphonic synth that fuses aspects of additive, wavetable, frequency modulation and subtractive synthesis. DiGiTAL is designed for creating new sounds and provides a “comprehensive” set of controls expressly for this purpose.
Pricing and Availability
The Ensemble string synthesizer is available for $39 US (30% off, or $27, through Friday 6/13) via Ableton, and the DiGiTAL polyphonic synth also is available for $39 US (and currently $27 during Ableton’s Flash Sale through June 13) via Ableton. Additional information about these two Max For Live instruments is available at the links above, or from the Max For Cats website.