AfroDJMac (Brian Funk) has released a free Ableton Live Instrument, based on samples of a 1979 Crumar Performer, run through an Ampex 601 reel to reel preamp. Here’s what he has to say about it:
Developer Arthur Gibert has released Technocity – a free Max For Live device that he says is ‘heavily inspired’ by the Intelijel Metropolis and RYK M-185 sequencers.
Sound design superfreak Diego Stocco – who’s previously shown how to use a squirrel as a reverb, make music from breakfast cereal and how to sample a burning piano – has introduced Color Bots – a set of playable sound design tools for Ableton Live 9.5 or greater. Color Bots generates new tonal elements by “coloring” the… Read More Diego Stocco Intros Color Bots Playable Effects For Ableton Live
Developer Tyler del Giudice has introduced the ADJ-S1, a new DJ controller system, designed specifically for Ableton Live. The ADJ-S1 system comes as a set of two ADJ-S1 controllers.
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
Reactable has released a new version of their mobile iOS music app which integrates Ableton Link, a new technology that allows users to connect and synchronize between multiple Link-enabled apps over a wireless network. Based on their Reactable Live! software, Reactable Mobile is a synthesiser that enables the user to play and process their own… Read More Reactable Mobile iOS Update Integrates Ableton Link
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.
Sunday Synth Jam: This video captures a live synth jam by Expanding Sound, which is made up of Brian Funk (aka AfroDJMac) & Michael Longo. Funk & Longo use a variety of software and hardware gear, making use of Ableton Link to keep things in sync. And their video is the first synth jam designed to… Read More 360° Immersive Ableton Link Synth Jam