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
ModeAudio, 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
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
As part of Berlin’s recent Social Media Week, Peter Kirn, editor of createdigitalmusic.com hosted this conversation with Matt Black (Ninjatune founder and member of A/V group Coldcut), and Gerhard Behles, (CEO of Ableton and former member of Monolake).
Behles and Black are both technologists and musicans, and the hour+ discussion delves into the intended and unintended consequences of today’s music technologies. Continue reading
Xmonsta has released version 2.0 of Pull, its iPad device editor app for Ableton Live.
The new version adds support for controlling VST/AU plugins and Max For Live devices, directly from your iPad. Continue reading
Sunday Synth Jam: Jesse Abayomi performs one of his recent tracks, Chemistry, on Ableton Live with the Push controller. 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
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.