Ableton Intros Time And Timbre Percussion Instrument

Ableton has released Time and Timbre, a Max for Live percussion instrument and ‘time engine’ that they say is the result of three years of development by the duo Skinnerbox.

The pack consists of five individual drum synthesis modules (Timbre) and a polymetric sequencer (Time), as well as a built-in mastering plug-in (Master Blaster). Continue reading

What’s The Point Of Imitating Traditional Hardware? Conductr’s Oriol Rosell On Live Controller Design

oriol-rosell-conductrPatchworks today released Conductr 1.3, the latest version of their iPad Ableton Live controller app.

With the new version, Patchworks is trying to develop Conductr into tool not just for Live performance, but also music production.

In this interview, we talk with Patchworks co-founder Oriol Rosell, right, about what’s new in the latest version of Conductr, their vision for the role of MIDI control apps and more: Continue reading

Conductr Controller For Ableton Live Gets New Production Features

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Developer Patchworks has released a major update to Conductr, their Ableton Live controller app. The update adds a ‘smart’ MIDI keyboard controller and more.

Conductr was previously focused on live performance control of Live. With this update, Conductr is introducing more production-orient features, with the addition of the Claydr keyboard module. Continue reading

Moldover + Livid Instruments’ Guitar Wing = ‘Not Your Mirror’

Livid Instruments has released a new video demonstrating their Guitar Wing controller:

“Controllerism Godfather Molder performing “Not Your Mirror” using Livid Instruments’ Guitar Wing. Moldover is using the Guitar Wing to control Native Instruments Guitar Rig and Ableton Live for real-time guitar effects, vocal effects, and tracking.”

The Guitar Wing is an expressive MIDI control surface designed for guitar and bass players. The device attaches to an electric guitar or bass and communicates wirelessly to the user’s computer or USB-MIDI host.

More information about the Guitar Wing is at the Livid Instruments website.

 

Free Ableton Live Drum Pack

free-ableton-live-drum-packModeAudio, in collaboration with AfroDJMac, has released a free Ableton Live pack – ModeAudio Drums.

The pack contains 32 drum samples from ModeAudio’s drum library, 2 Drum Racks, 2 custom drum clips, AfroDJMac’s additional track of 12 automated FX clips, plus an Ableton Live 9 template project to contain them.

Here’s AfroDJMac taking the pack through its paces: Continue reading

Geisterwelt Spectral Sampler & Visualizer For Live

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Utami has released Geisterwelt – a spectral sampler and visualizer for Ableton Live/Max For Live.

Geisterwelt lets you simultaneously create music and responsive HD video, with nothing more than a MIDI controller, a keyboard, or mouse.

Here’s a video intro: Continue reading