Data/Debt has released a new Ableton Live/Max For Live device called the APC Mono Sequencer.
It adds Akai APC 40 hardware control to the Live 9 Mono Sequencer. According to the developer, ‘It makes sequencing bass lines an absolute joy’. Continue reading
Ableton has released Time and Timbre, a Max for Live percussion instrument and ‘time engine’ that they say is the result of three years of development by the duo Skinnerbox.
The pack consists of five individual drum synthesis modules (Timbre) and a polymetric sequencer (Time), as well as a built-in mastering plug-in (Master Blaster). Continue reading
Utami has released Geisterwelt – a spectral sampler and visualizer for Ableton Live/Max For Live.
Geisterwelt lets you simultaneously create music and responsive HD video, with nothing more than a MIDI controller, a keyboard, or mouse.
Here’s a video intro: Continue reading
Soft synth maker Max For Cats has two new Ableton Live packs out today, Noland, and CatStretch.
Noland (video, top) consists of two Max for Live devices: the Noland Synthesizer and the NolandFX audio effect. The Noland synthesizer is a unique instrument, controlled using individual, automatable X-Y pads instead of sliders or knobs. Each X-Y pad controls two or more parameters at the same time. On the filter X-Y pad for example, the X-axis controls the cutoff while the Y-axis controls the resonance.
Xmonsta has released version 2.0 of Pull, its iPad device editor app for Ableton Live.
The new version adds support for controlling VST/AU plugins and Max For Live devices, directly from your iPad. Continue reading
K-Devices has released a new Max For Live device, TED, a “highly editable” function generator with CV/Gate output.
TED allows the user to modulate a broad range of things in Ableton Live, including the user interface, other devices and third-party plug-ins, with complex waveforms and functions.
UplandToys has launched Midular, a collection of modular MIDI processing modules for Max for Live.
The modules can be chained together in a modular fashion to form any number of effect chains. Used in isolation, they can act as problem solvers, such as quantizing notes in real-time, repeating incoming notes, or sequencing incoming notes.
By chaining several modules together, one can create MIDI processing chains that can be used to support various forms of algorithmically aided composition.
See the Upland site for details or to download.
Yesterday, Ableton released two new synthesizers, Ensemble and DiGiTAL. These Max for Live instruments are available from Ableton’s new Pack partner, Max for Cats.