Have you ever noticed that a sound is different when you run it through effects at a high or low level? That’s one of the reasons why gain staging is so crucial. However, 80% of the time I’m mixing someone else’s work,
If you master your own tracks in Ableton Live and have Max for Live, you're gonna like this free Max for Live audio effect by Alex Philipp. Referencer helps you compare your mastered track to commercial tracks or pink noise.
Synthesisers are as popular as ever and possibly getting more so every year. If you're new to synthesis and things still seem a bit daunting, don't worry. The music magazine Sound on Sound has an amazing long running tutorial series on
Last week, a new cat has been added to the Max for Cats collection. BENGAL, a semi-modular FM synth, available on Ableton. As you may know, there are also great Max for Live devices to be had on Sonic Bloom.
Max for Cats have been responsible for OSCiLLOT, a modular Max for Live synth and Ableton’s best selling Live Pack. And of course various fantastic Max for Live devices available on Sonic Bloom. Now they’re back with BENGAL, a semi-modular
This week I have another simple, yet effective free Max for Live effect to mention. TransPan is a transient driven panner. This means depending on the transients of the incoming signal, the audio is panned left or right. This can
If you have a boutique MIDI controller that doesn't come with a MIDI remote script for Ableton Live or if you want to add your own quick access controls instead of using the available control surface, this meant mapping parameters
Karplus-Stronger, a new free Max for Live synth by Team Banzai, is, as the name already suggests, based on the Karplus-Strong algorithm. It allows a method of physical modelling synthesis that loops a short waveform through a filtered delay line