Geisterwelt Spectral Sampler & Visualizer For Live

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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.

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Max For Cats’ Noland and CatStretch

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.
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K-Devices Debuts New Max For Live Device, ‘TED’

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.
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Free Modular MIDI Modules For Max For Live

free-download-midularUplandToys 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.

Surreal Machines Releases Dub Machines Delay Effects

Surreal Machines,a new company co-founded by Ableton’s Matt Jackson and collaborator Pete Dowling, has released Dub Machines – Analog Echoes in Live, a new pack of two Max for Live delay effects, Magnetic and Diffuse.

Dub_Machines_magneticModeled on classic tape-echo machines, Magnetic features multiple physical tape models and three virtual tape heads to choose from. Using convolution reverb, impulse responses from a variety of classic reverbs and machine noises are also available. Continue reading

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