Other articles


  1. The Max4Live Powerhouse for Dynamic Drum Sequencing in Ableton Live

    Unlock the full potential of drum sequencing within Ableton Live with the Monotale Mord Drums 1.0, a Max4Live device designed to revolutionize your rhythm production. Created by Monotale, Mord Drums boasts nine drum channels, offering vast midi control from C1 to G#1, giving a musician exceptional versatility and dynamic control. This device, compatible with Live 11 and Max 8, presents an innovative approach to drum sampling, allowing for intricate beat making and real-time manipulation. With its commercial release on May 17, 2024, Mord Drums hasn't seen an update yet, preserving its original powerhouse essence. Embrace the possibility of a new drumming experience, explore its features, and purchase it to add to your sonic arsenal in Ableton Live. Enjoy the creativity it unleashes as you make great music, as demonstrated in informative tutorial videos available online.

    read more
  2. The Artistic Approach to MIDI Sequencing in Ableton Live

    Exploring the AL9 Melodic Paintbox 1.0 in Ableton Live opens up a refreshing avenue for MIDI sequencing that moves away from rigid grid-based patterns and towards a more fluid and artistic creation process. Authored by alchemical9, the Melodic Paintbox offers users the ability to draw melodic contours and rhythmic patterns directly onto a visual canvas, providing a new method for constructing sequences that emphasize organic variation and creativity. With four independent tracks for pitch, velocity, control, and rhythm, each with its unique graphical interface, users can sculpt their music in unprecedented ways. The device's innovative approach facilitates the emergence of sequences that are nuanced and evolving—eschaping the linear constraints typically associated with MIDI programming. Pitch sequences can be constricted to specific keys and scales or allowed to roam chromatically, while rhythm tracks can oscillate between 'Parallel' or 'Serial' timing modes, adding complexity to the rhythmic landscape. This intricate yet intuitive device promises to take MIDI sequencing into the realm of generative music and beyond, making it an alluring tool for both live performances and studio explorations.

    read more
  3. Unleash Creative Arpeggios with gparun's Advanced MIDI Device in Ableton Live

    Explore the realm of intricate arpeggiation within Ableton Live using gparun's Max4Live device, Dualize 1.0. This innovative MIDI device eschews traditional arpeggiator limitations, offering musicians a dual phrase arpeggiator system that sequences incoming chord notes in user-definable patterns. It enriches the creative process by supplying an array of controls such as pattern choices, speed, direction, repeats, note length, and a wide transpose range. Dualize's distinctive feature is its Doubler function, which duplicates the arpeggiated notes with a delay, note length variation, and velocity adjustments, all while allowing for further transposition. The result is a complex and captivating cascade of tones capable of transforming a simple triad into a lush, multi-dimensional soundscape. The device works with Ableton Live version 11.3.20 and Max version 8.5.6 and is available for purchase. Witness Dualize's impressive capabilities firsthand and see how a three-note chord can blossom into elaborate patterns by viewing the accompaning tutorial video, a testament to the musical innovation that the device provides to producers and composers alike.

    read more
  4. A Max4Live MidiTool Adventure

    Embark on a creative endeavor with the BinaryTool 1.0, a unique Max4Live MIDI tool conceived by the innovative Gross9978. This device is more than just a sequencer; it's a MidiTool Generator that sprouted from the roots of a binary sequencer, as taught by Philip Meyer. BinaryTool 1.0 stands out in your Ableton Live session with its capacity to generate four separate pitches, each adorned with random ranges for velocity and chance, adding a touch of unpredictability and excitement to your compositions. Simply adding this tool to your UserLibrary/MidiTools folder will integrate it seamlessly under the Generators section, ready to inspire. Despite being a newcomer with 13 downloads since its addition on May 11, 2024, and operating optimally with Live version 12 and Max version 8.6.2, BinaryTool 1.0 remains uncharted territory in terms of community ratings, but its potential for invigorating MIDI sequences is undeniably vast.

    read more
  5. A Deep Dive into Gesture 1.0 for Dynamic Drum Patterns

    Gesture 1.0, created by igotlost, is a revolutionary Max4Live device that transforms modulation signals into MIDI notes for vibrant and dynamic drum patterns in Ableton Live. Designed to seamlessly integrate with Drum Racks, Gesture 1.0 outputs notes in the C1-D#2 range, which corresponds to common drum sample mappings. Users can swiftly map modulation sources, such as LFOs, to Gesture's 'Mapper' parameter, culminating in a real-time visual and interactive representation of the note emissions through the device's interface. The simplicity of activating or deactivating notes by clicking on the displayed dots adds an intuitive aspect to drum sequencing. Since its launch on May 8, 2024, Gesture 1.0 has been compatible with Live 10.1.18 and Max 8.1.5 and is gaining attention in the community despite the absence of an average rating at present. This MIDI device paves the way for producers and live performers to manipulate rhythms in novel ways, ensuring that drum patterns are anything but static.

    read more
  6. Crafting Dynamic Beats with Isotonik's Beat Shaker – Alexkid's UKG Flavor

    Unlock the quintessential UK Garage sound with Isotonik's Beat Shaker – Alexkid's UKG Flavor for Ableton Live. This pack transforms your production toolkit by integrating the intuitive Beat Shaker Max for Live MIDI device with three UKG-themed drum racks and a collection of 228 one-shot samples and 25 MIDI files to jumpstart your beats. Crafted in collaboration with SOUND CAPSULE, you're provided with a powerful, user-friendly interface to create and manipulate dynamic drum patterns. Use the Beat Shaker controls to infuse your music with new rhythms, shaking up your groove with customizable velocity and dynamic tilt parameters. Get that unique UKG vibe with the Beat Shake UKG Flavor pack, an indispensable tool for shaping the texture and energy of your tracks within Ableton Live, fully mapped to Push 2/3 for hands-on control, adding an authentic and contemporary UKG flavor to your productions with ease and creativity.

    read more
  7. The Ultimate Sequencer for Ableton Live

    Discover the Drum Rack Buddy by Ned Rush, a game-changing Max for Live sequencer exclusive to Isotonik Studios, designed to propel your drum production in Ableton Live to new heights. This indispensable tool enhances your music-making process by offering a streamlined, 16-track sequencer that effortlessly works with drum racks and other instruments. It boasts an innovative, customizable interface with features such as individual note triggering, various sequencer modes (Steps, Velocity, Chance, Retrigger), Track Controls for detailed direction and step edits, Global Controls for overarching track management, and a grid for simplified visual sequencing. With its intuitive design, Drum Rack Buddy is suited for producers of all levels, seeking to craft anything from basic beats to complex rhythms. Its compatibility with both Mac and Windows, alongside simple installation from the provided zip files, ensures a hassle-free setup, enabling you to dive straight into refining your percussive patterns with this robust MIDI plugin for Ableton Live 11 and 12.

    read more
  8. The Max4Live Device for Spontaneous Clip Triggering

    Delving into the realms of chance and spontaneity in live performances and studio sessions, 'Random Launcher 1.0' by killihu is a Max4Live device that transforms Ableton Live's Session View into a playground for random clip triggering across multiple tracks. This device offers a range of features including the ability to define a track/scene range for clip activation, capture running clips into a new scene at the end of the list, and a unique random mode that avoids clip repetition until all clips have been played. It respects your session's structure by ignoring empty slots, ensuring a coherent and surprising progression of your set. The Random Launcher is intuitive with mappable buttons for user-friendly operation, and although it is a commercial product, the potential it offers for dynamic performance is undeniable. It's a game-changer for those looking to infuse their live sets or production workflow with an element of the unexpected.

    read more
  9. The Max4Live Midi Generator That Thrives on Chance

    Discover the potential of probabilistic composition with ProbTool 1.0 – a Max4Live MIDI tool birthed from a unique sequencer experiment created by Gross9978. This MIDI generator excels in crafting melodies and rhythms through chance, allowing users to apply probability controls to octave, pitch, and velocity parameters while maintaining the ability to lock certain attributes and manipulate others, ensuring a balance between random generation and personal touch. Designed for ease of use, simply drop ProbTool 1.0 into your UserLibrary/MidiTools directory, and begin exploring the generative capabilities this device offers within Ableton Live 12, utilizing Max version 8.6.2. With 71 downloads since its addition on May 6, 2024, ProbTool 1.0 remains an untapped wellspring for creators seeking to infuse uncertainty and spontaneity into their music-making workflow.

    read more

Page 1 / 14 »

links

social