Desert Sound Studios has introduced two new free Max For Live plugins. The first is Drum Mapper, right, which lets users quickly remap incoming MIDI notes and save the new mappings as presets in Ableton. With this, in just a minute or two you can completely re-organize the layout of drum kit sounds on a keyboard… Read More Free Max For Live MIDI Plugins
Symplesound has released PurpleDrums – a free sample library, inspired by iconic Prince drum sounds. Symplesound’s Francis Preve has developed a free educational Ableton Live 9.5 project, based on a re-creation of his production process. The project includes a drum rack based on sounds samples both the Linn LM-1 and LinnDrum, processed in Prince’s unique style… Read More Free Ableton Live Pack Inspired By Iconic Prince Drum Sounds
Today, Ableton announced their new Connection Kit, a free toolkit for music makers who want to use Live with technologies such as Arduino, LeapMotion, littleBits, Lego Mindstorms EV3 and OSC. Connection Kit developers pose the question: “Ever thought about using your webcam to control a synthesizer? Imagine creating a soundscape using weather data from the… Read More Free Max For Live Kit Connects Ableton Live to Arduino, Mindstorms, littleBits and More
Austin-based producer, sound designer and educator Francis Prève has unveiled a new ‘Ableton-centric’ soundware company, SympleSound, at this year’s SXSW. The first products from the company are its Analog Collection – a set of extensively multisampled versions of vintage analog synths, like the Oberheim SEM and RolandSH101, along with some newer (but discontinued) models like… Read More New ‘Ableton-centric’ Soundware Company, SympleSound
Cluster Sound has released CS-808, a collection of 16 sample-based Max for Live drum instruments replicating the 16 sound modules available on the iconic Roland TR-808 drum machine.
This video, via subaqueousmusic, explores how to use drums to trigger MIDI in Ableton Live. In the video, Ableton Certified Trainer Isaac Cotec discusses how he uses piezo microphones to capture the sound from the drums, and converts the sound to MIDI using a plugin in Live.
Dutch producer Legowelt (Danny Wolfers) has released a free drum machine for Ableton Live, based on his old Amiga 909 sample floppy disc. Here’s what he has to say about it:
AZ-Labs has introduced Auto Slicer for Ableton Live – a slicing utility that makes Simpler cut your loop into equally sized slices from lengths of 1 bar to 1/32nd.