Ableton Link support has developed into a ‘must-have’ feature for iOS music applications that sequence in the short time since it was introduced. By tempo syncing apps over a local network connection, the technology lets musicians forget the hassle of syncing up gear and focus on playing. Originally supported in Ableton Live and a number of iOS apps,… Read More Ableton Announces Link For Desktop Apps
Ableton, in conjunction with Max For Cats, has debuted Bengal, a Max For Live-based, polyphonic, semi-modular FM synthesizer. Max For Cats says Bengal “combines the depth and textural intricacy of FM with the flexibility and free-form approach of a modular system.” Bengal boasts four operators, eight voices of polyphony, six FM algorithms, 20 editable sine… Read More Ableton, Max For Cats Debut ‘Bengal’ Polyphonic Semi-modular FM Synth
This video captures an interview with Robert Henke , who co-founded Ableton and performs as Monolake. … Read More Robert Henke (Monolake) Interview
Ableton Live 9.7 promises big improvements to slicing, recording and programming beats with Push.… Read More Ableton Live 9.7 Bringing Big Improvements (Sneak Preview)
Ableton and the electronic duo Skinnerbox recently released a major update for Time & Timbre, the rhythm engine and drum synthesis instrument for Live. The revamped Max for Live toolkit allows the user to use the engine’s “unique rhythm and swing capabilities” throughout their music-making process. Time & Timbre has been a popular tool for… Read More Ableton and Skinnerbox Update Time & Timbre Polymetric Groove Engine
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