Re-Compose has introduced Liquid Notes for Live – a MIDI effect that plugs directly into Ableton Live (using Max for Live) and lets you reconstruct your music on the fly:
Edit your clips by making adjustments to the vertical sliders (chord function) and rotary knobs (chords, tension) while playing your song in Live. The changes become audible immediately,
it’s like playing live and having an expert composer next to you doing all the magic on the harmonic level for you.
Audiomodern has release Snare Comp [Rack] – a free download for Ableton Live.
The free Live rack is described as ‘a hard snare compressor’.
To download, see the Audiomodern site.
If you’ve tried it, leave a comment with your thoughts on it!
In this video, via sonicstate, Ableton Live certified trainer Mike Greig demonstrates how you can use the new Ableton Push controller to work quickly with Live, using it as the only interface. Continue reading
Developer Rick Burnett has released Xeno – Chord Explorer Version 1 - a free Max For Live + Ableton Live chord plugin.
Here’s what Burnett has to say about it: Continue reading
Amazing Noises has released Dark Synth, a new Max for Live synthesizer that marries the vast possibilities of additive synthesis with an intuitive interface.
With Dark Synth?s 2048 independently-controllable partials (sine wave oscillators) it?s possible to create everything from classic waveforms such as sawtooth and square, to complex custom waveshapes. But this is only the beginning ? with direct access to each partial, you can take total control of your sound.
Here’s a video introduction to Dark Synth: Continue reading
LIVKONTROL – an Ableton Live controller previously available for iOS – is now available for Android devices.
Here’s what the developers have to say about it: Continue reading
In this video, DJ Tech Tool’s Mad Zach shares his thoughts on three ways of working with a MIDI-conntected hardware synthesizer in an Ableton Live production environment.
“Experimenting on a synth leads to sounds that sometimes seem wildly unique,” says Mad Zach. “Recording yourself and the progression of playing around with the patches and manipulating the synth gives you a great palette to pull from. Having the session in audio format also allows for additional types of manipulation which are not possible with just MIDI.” Continue reading
AppBC has released touchAble Mini, an iPhone/iPod touch version of the touchAble Ableton Live controller app for iPad.
touchAble Mini has been shrunk down to fit the size of the screens found on the iPhone and iPod touch, and some elements such as the Main menu have been specially redesigned to provide a quick access to all the functionalities provided in the pocket version.
Combined with its integration in Live, its six different modules (Clips, Mixer, Devices, Keys, Pads, XY Pad) and a MDI Clip Editor, touchAble Mini covers every control element of Live’s session view in a compact interface. Continue reading