K-Devices Intros Terra Polyphonic Synthesizer For Ableton Live

terra-synthesizerK-Devices has introduced Terra – a polyphonic Max For Live synth, incorporating frequency modulation, phase distortion, ring modulation and wave shaping.

Terra’s three wavetable oscillators can be switched between four analogue-style wave shapes – Sine, Triangle, Saw and Square – and the spiky Pulsar wave, then mangled, morphed and amplified using the Phase Distortion, Bend and Boost dials.

Oscillator 2 features phase modulation and can use Oscillators 1 and/or 3 as frequency modulation sources (with linear or exponential output), while Oscillators 2 and 3 can sync to Oscillator 1 with optional ring modulation. All three oscillators have their own independent amp envelopes, too, enabling a level of dynamic intricacy rarely found in other synths. Continue reading

WaveDNA Intros Liquid Music For Ableton Live


WaveDNA has introduced Liquid Music for Live, a new plugin for Ableton Live 9 using Max for Live that lets you create beats, chord progressions and melodies, using a set of powerful compositional tools.

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BeatSeeker Syncs Ableton Live To Live Drumming


Ableton has introduced BeatSeeker – a new Max For Live device that’s designed to let you sync Live to your band’s drummer.

Bands who use Live in their setup often use a click track to make sure they’re in time. The drummer follows the computer and their groove locks to the grid. BeatSeeker is designed to reverse these roles. Now Live doesn’t have to set the tempo; it can follow it.

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Sonic Faction Releases Polytek Max For Live Instrument

Polytek_ProductPage_GUISonic Faction has introduced Polytek, a new Max for Live instrument that fuses rhythm and melody to generate patterns.

It combines step sequencing with vocoder and multiband gate processing, which the developers say delivers ‘deep tech chord progressions, ambient dub soundscapes and gritty robotic polyrhythms’. Continue reading

Utami Release ‘Space Time,’ Max For Live Spectral Effect Suite

Utami has released a new Max For Live plug-in, Space Time, which is a spectral effect suite.

Space Time is a spectral effect suite with a built-in visualizer.  The suite works to create spectral reverb, ambiance, noise, time distortions, and a wide range of effects that can be played in real time.  It has a unique filter system which Utami calls a synesthetic filter which works by converting the sound internally to a picture, and then applying Photoshop-style image filters to it before converting it back to a sound again.
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