Free Music Software: AfroDJMac sent word that he hasn’t just been kicking back and chillaxing this week.
Instead, he’s put together a new free Live Rack to share with Synthtopia readers:
I hope all is well. This week I created a free Ableton Live Rack made up of all kinds of white noise sweeps, risers, swooshes, synths rising up and down many octaves, and samples of various video games.
I wanted to create something people can use for transitions as well as creating and releasing tensions. These are many of the sounds I use in my live set and I find them extremely useful.
There are effects included as well. I hope you enjoy and thanks for your support
AfroDJMac sends word of another one of his free Ableton Live Racks:
This week I am sharing the racks I use in my live performances, the vocal rack and a send channel rack. In the video I go through how I map them to an APC40 and a LaunchPad making for some fun vocal tweaking.
Here’s what he has to say about the rack:
It contains many different devices: reverbs, delays, filters, choruses, beat repeats? If we were talking about guitars, it would be as if I let you have my pedal board.
If you’re not familiar with MLRV, here’s the official summary:
mlrv is a sampling instrument for grid-based music contollers like the monome, livid ohm/block, novation launchpad, and akai apc/mpd. the software allows a sound file or live recording to be mapped across each row and assigned a triggering behavior. within this simple set of constraints and a complete MIDI + OSC remote control system, the performer of electronic music can be freed from the laptop, and at the very least appear to be doing something interesting. mlrv is an refactoring of brian crabtree’s original mlr, extended by trent gill (galapagoose) and michael felix (%) of /parallelogram/e
This is a preview of the new X/Y Pad in touchAble 1.2, an upcoming release of the iPad Ableton Live control surface.
touchAble is an iPad app designed to give Ableton Live users full control over their digital audio workstation, without the process of manual midi-mapping.
TouchAble XY Pad is a new 6th module, included in touchAble 1.2 update among many new features and improvements. Others modules are Clips grid, Mixer, Devices, Keys, Pads, and a transport and clip dedicated sections. Continue reading →
Liine has releasedKapture Pad, a $5.99 app for iPhone and iPad that lets you take snapshots of your Ableton Live set and recall them at will.
Kapture Pad extends Ableton Live’s capabilities by allowing you to take snapshots of all mixer and device parameters in your set and recall them instantly. The inclusion of snapshot morphing makes Kapture Pad not only a live performance utility but also a sound design tool. Kapture Pad is based on software originally created for Richie Hawtin’s Plastikman Live show. Continue reading →
This is a preview of Cliip, a new module for Liine Griid that allows you to create and edit MIDI clips with your fingertips using an elegant touch-enabled piano roll:
Cliip makes editing MIDI clips a truly live, musical experience. The piano roll is now an instrument too. Paint notes onto the smooth zoomable grid. Use intuitive multitouch gestures to edit note length and velocity – no need to LEARN it, just FEEL it. Snap/Fine and Percussive/Melodic modes and the powerful Duplicate function will help you unleash your creativity. Use in the studio to effortlessly create that killer hook or get personal with your audience and truly create music in front of them.
The Cliip module is initially available only when running on iPad. Cliip will run on iPhone and iPod Touch too in the next update.