Today Sonic Faction has come out with a massive new offering for Live users – the Archetype Ableton Bundle, a collection of 8 custom-designed instruments for Ableton Live 9 Suite.
The Archetype Bundle’s eight instruments (Beatdown, Sickness, Evilfish, Hatchet, Clone, Pulsator, Whoosh Machine and Rogue-One) run the gamut of vintage and modern instruments, which are manipulated and controlled with Archetype’s creative controls and interfaces.
Archetype also includes 2 Max for Live step sequencers, Synth and Drum, to use with Push, APC40 and Launchpad, to take hands-on control of your sound.
Developer Stephan Vankov of TET Music let us know about Uzi – a new Max For Live note repeater that allows you to quickly perform and program complex rhythmic parts. Continue reading
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.