Ableton and Skinnerbox Update Time & Timbre Polymetric Groove Engine

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

Tricky Traps – Interactive Gadgets For Ableton, Max For Live

Today, Sonic Faction announced Tricky Traps, a suite of interactive gadgets for Ableton and Max for Live. Tricky Traps is a bundle of 16 “creative contraptions” for Ableton and Max for Live and includes step sequencers, MIDI effects, audio effects and instruments which the user can mix and match in any order. Developers explain, “Tricky… Read More Tricky Traps – Interactive Gadgets For Ableton, Max For Live

Free Max For Live Kit Connects Ableton Live to Arduino, Mindstorms, littleBits and More

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

IRCAM Intros IRCAMAX – 12 Devices For Max For Live

French electronic music center IRCAM (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique) has intrroduced IRCAMAX 2, their second collection of Max For Live devices. Audio effects, instruments and a MIDI effect make up this collection of tools for advanced audio processing, sound design and creative experimentation. Here’s a rundown of the Pack’s instruments and effects.