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
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
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.
Desert Sound Studios has introduced two new free Max For Live plugins. The first is Drum Mapper, right, which lets users quickly remap incoming MIDI notes and save the new mappings as presets in Ableton. With this, in just a minute or two you can completely re-organize the layout of drum kit sounds on a keyboard… Read More Free Max For Live MIDI Plugins
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
Cluster Sound has released CS-808, a collection of 16 sample-based Max for Live drum instruments replicating the 16 sound modules available on the iconic Roland TR-808 drum machine.
Audiomodern has introduced Streakulator, a MIDI-modulated audio effect for Max For Live, created by developer Ernesto Cecco D’Ortona of StrangeLines. Audiomodern says “Its main job is to create crazy sounds with a human touch in no time: possibilities are endless.”
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.