WaveDNA Intros Liquid Music For Ableton Live


WaveDNA has introduced Liquid Music for Live, a new plugin for Ableton Live 9 using Max for Live that lets you create beats, chord progressions and melodies, using a set of powerful compositional tools.

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Hacking the Novation Launchpad Pro

Aaron Leese from Stagecraft Software has released this video about a new Novation Launchpad synth hack, which alters the layout of the Launchpad and, in his words, “makes it more playable” by quantizing the pads to be scales and arpeggios.

With the Novation Launchpad Pro, Novation has open sourced its “firmware”; Leese explains that “it’s not technically the firmware but an API that gives you enough low-level control to be dangerous (and not to yourself). We spent a long weekend hacking and came up with some promising results.”

This hack also has “mixer” mode, and “session” mode, which he says is “a lot like using Ableton [Live],” among others. A full product, in both plugin and standalone form, will be released in December.

Leese says the project is close to completed, but “we are still running a beta program so anyone who wants a free copy can get it this week.”
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BeatSeeker Syncs Ableton Live To Live Drumming


Ableton has introduced BeatSeeker – a new Max For Live device that’s designed to let you sync Live to your band’s drummer.

Bands who use Live in their setup often use a click track to make sure they’re in time. The drummer follows the computer and their groove locks to the grid. BeatSeeker is designed to reverse these roles. Now Live doesn’t have to set the tempo; it can follow it.

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Max for Cats Unleashes Lite OSCiLLOT

Max for Cats have released a free “Lite” version of OSCiLLOT, a
polyphonic modular synthesis system for use with Max for Live. The Lite version of OSCiLLOT comes with 26 modules and features three voices of polyphony.

The company has also released an update (v1.1) to the full-featured OSCiLLOT, which brings Max 7 compatibility and introduces a new Macro Mapping feature to the software.

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