Xmonsta has introduced Pull, a new touchscreen device editor for Ableton Live 9.
Built in Max For Live and based on the Lemur iPad app, Pull is a designed to be a fast and efficient workflow tool for sound designers, producers and mixing/mastering engineers.
Pull allows you to edit full-screen versions of every Ableton Live device (over 60 Lemur templates) directly from your iPad. It follows any device that is currently selected and displays a large, multi-touch template on the iPad for editing.
Here’s a video demo of Pull in action: Continue reading
Patchworks has updated Conductr – its Ableton Live control app for iPad – adding a ‘4-dimensional’ XY pad controller.
Here’s what they have to say about the update: Continue reading
This video, via DJ TechTools, is a video review of the new Akai APC40 mkII, an updated version of the company’s classic Ableton Live controller.
DJ Tech Tools and Red Bull Music Academy have introduced the Orbit, a collaborative DJ controller, designed for Richie Hawtin’s Enter party this summer in Ibiza. Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: This video, via Rheyne, captures his latest live video performance, Live Jam #101. Continue reading
Ableton has released a new pack for Live, Mallets by Soniccouture.
Mallets brings two “expertly sampled” melodic percussion instruments, marimba and vibraphone, to Ableton Live. The dark, velvety timbre of the marimba and the vibraphone’s shimmering oscillations were captured using full-range concert models and include the lower octaves often missing from sampled mallets.
UplandToys has launched Midular, a collection of modular MIDI processing modules for Max for Live.
The modules can be chained together in a modular fashion to form any number of effect chains. Used in isolation, they can act as problem solvers, such as quantizing notes in real-time, repeating incoming notes, or sequencing incoming notes.
By chaining several modules together, one can create MIDI processing chains that can be used to support various forms of algorithmically aided composition.
See the Upland site for details or to download.
AfroDJMac has released a free Ableton Live instrument, made by sampling a 1970’s Univox bass.
The instrument was recorded coming through a guitar amp, a bass amp, and a room mic picking up both amps. You can mix between the two.
Controls on the Device rack allow you to morph the bass into something totally new.
Here’s a video demo of the free Live instrument in action: Continue reading