Today Ableton announced Extended Sounds, a new Pack for Ableton Live by Modeselektor. The Pack is a construction kit sampled from a huge variety of synths and drum machines from Modeselektor’s broad collection of classic studio gear and wraps them up in “wild effects with eminently-playable presets.”
Created with the same ethos as Modeselektor’s 2021 album “Extended,” the Extended Sounds Pack gives the user access to many of the distinctive elements that have defined the sound of Gernot Bronsert and Sebastian Szary’s Modeselektor project. Extended Sounds delivers a bevy of handcrafted instruments, drum kits, MIDI clips, Effect Racks and presets to incorporate into projects.
At the heart of the Pack are more than 2000 samples from equipment in the Modeselektor studio. The multi-sampled synths and drum machines are then distinctively processed through complex effects routings. Live’s native synths receive the same treatment, giving Wavetable and Operator “that signature Modeselektor grit.”
The pristine recorded samples in this Pack meet extensive effects chains for dramatic transformations. The Macro Variations introduced in Live 11 are often the first thing you’ll see when loading an instrument, Drum or Effect Rack from this Pack. Beyond the uniquely Modeselektor preset names you’ll find crushing distortion, heavily-modulated resonators and scuzzy reverbs, all multi-mapped for quick control over the chaos within.
The demo Live Sets found in the Extended Sounds Pack offer an insight into how the duo build and arrange their tracks, while the included MIDI clips further break down how they construct the foundations of their music. Divided into useful sub-folders for easy integration into the user’s work, combine the clips with drum kits and instruments, and easily explore new configurations of sound, rhythm and melody.
Pricing and Availability. The Extended Sounds Pack from Modeselektor is a complete production toolkit, and is available from Ableton for $59US. A free demonstration version of the Pack is also available at this link.