Max For Live Oblique Strategies Puts A Little Eno Into Ableton Live

max-for-live-oblique-strategiesOblique is a Max For Live device that puts a little Eno into Ableton Live.

Oblique Strategies (subtitled Over One Hundred Worthwhile Dilemmas) is originally a deck of printed cards created by Brian Eno and Peter Schmidt and first published in 1975. Each card offers an aphorism intended to help artists (particularly musicians) break creative blocks by encouraging lateral thinking. Continue reading

Dark Synth Brings Additive Synthesis To Ableton Live + Max4Live

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Amazing Noises has released Dark Synth, a new Max for Live synthesizer that marries the vast possibilities of additive synthesis with an intuitive interface.

With Dark Synth’s 2048 independently-controllable partials (sine wave oscillators) it’s possible to create everything from classic waveforms such as sawtooth and square, to complex custom waveshapes. But this is only the beginning – with direct access to each partial, you can take total control of your sound.

Here’s a video introduction to Dark Synth: Continue reading

Free Live 9 Updates & Max for Live Push Integration From Sonic Faction

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Sonic Faction has released free Live 9 updates for all of its Ableton Live instruments. And for Max for Live users, they have updated their Step Sequencers to work with Push, APC40 and Launchpad.

Here are the details…. Continue reading

Free Live Pack, Mellotronica

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Whitebox Synth Makers has released a free instrument for Live + Max For Live. Here’s what they have to say about it:

WHITEBOX Mellotronica PACK. Simpler is loaded with Ableton’s Limette sample then given an unpredictable Filter frequency, Spread, Glide Time, Filter Resonance and Loop Start with Max’s Device Randomiser. Further processed with Beat Repeat (requires transport ON) and Simple Delay this is an intriguing if rather demanding sound creator. Drop ANY sample into it, of course. M4L required.

Here’s an audio preview of the Mellotronica pack: Continue reading