Sonic Faction Debuts Archetype Ableton Live Instrument Bundle

Today Sonic Faction has come out with a massive new offering for Live users – the Archetype Ableton Bundle, a collection of 8 custom-designed instruments for Ableton Live 9 Suite.

The Archetype Bundle’s eight instruments (Beatdown, Sickness, Evilfish, Hatchet, Clone, Pulsator, Whoosh Machine and Rogue-One) run the gamut of vintage and modern instruments, which are manipulated and controlled with Archetype’s creative controls and interfaces.

Archetype also includes 2 Max for Live step sequencers, Synth and Drum, to use with Push, APC40 and Launchpad, to take hands-on control of your sound.
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Live improvisation With iPad, Tupperware & Ableton Push

Sunday Synth Jam: This video, via Perplex On, captures a live home studio improvisation with an iPad using the drumsynth Impaktor (with the help of ‘pimped Tupperware’), Ableton Push, Reaktor’s Serenade controlled by a Leap Motion Sensor and an induction coil for recording some electromegnatic noise.

Technical details:

  • iPad connected to an Akai EIE for Midi and Audio In/Out,
  • generic Tupperware pimped with piezo feeding the Impaktor app,
  • illuminated by Arduino-driven RGB-LED-Stripes responsive to the frequency/volume,
  • Leap Motion controlling the Reaktor Patch “Serenade” (the tiny stick is just for the show)
  • Ableton Push doing Ableton Push things

Timeline:

  • 00:05: Recording some electromagnetic fields with an induction coil
  • 00:40: Playing around with POLYRHYTHMUS, an awesome Max4Live sequencer (Link: http://www.maxforlive.com/library/device/2431/polyrhythmus-a-modular-euclidean-rhythm-builder)
  • 01:30: Leap Motion controlling the Reaktor patch Serenade, a virtual string synth
  • 02:32: Drumming with Impaktor for iPad, fed by an external piezo mounted in Tupperware
  • 05:20: Recording and mangling some strings in Samplr
  • 09:00: Glitching the drums coming from Impaktor with Turnado
  • 09:25: Recording some vocal pads

Five12 Releases Numerology 4.0 Step Sequencer

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Five12 today announced the fourth major release of Numerology, its modular step-sequencing environment for Mac OS X.

Numerology is a music sequencing and audio plugin environment which uses an approach based on modular step sequencing.

In addition to numerous modernization and usability improvements, Numerology 4.0 adds several new features that expand it’s capabilities in two areas central to its workflow: hardware control & modulation. Continue reading

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

Novation Debuts Max For Live ‘Launchsync’ Solution

Novation_Launchsync_with_devicesToday Novation announced the release of Launchsync, a Max For Live solution for synchronizing controllers when working in “an expansive session view” in Ableton Live.

Created in partnership with Isotonik Studios, Novation’s Launchsync solution synchronizes the user’s Launch devices, allowing them to bank both controllers together around session view. In this way, the user can keep the devices locked to the same tracks.
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xMonsta Pull Lets You Edit Ableton Devices From Your iPad

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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.

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