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Chord Pitcher – Free 4 Voice Max for Live Pitch Effect

By | September 9th, 2016|Max for Live|

Chord Pitcher is a Max for Live audio effect that can re-pitch a sound to 4 different ratios in real time, to up to four octaves up or down. This can be great to use with any monophonic instrument, synth

Referencer – Fantastic Free Max for Live Mastering Tool

By | September 2nd, 2016|Max for Live|

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.

5 Free Max for Cats Devices in a Neat Bundle

By | August 26th, 2016|Freebies, Max for Live|

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.

BENGAL – New Semi-Modular FM Synth by Max for Cats

By | August 18th, 2016|Max for Live|

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

TransPan – Transient Panning via Free Max for Live Device

By | August 5th, 2016|Max for Live|

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

Karplus-Stronger – Versatile Free Max for Live Synth by Team Banzai

By | July 27th, 2016|Max for Live|

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

Autosputter – Free Max for Live Glitch Stutter Effect

By | July 15th, 2016|Max for Live|

After a fairly long break due to ongoing health issues I'm back with regular posts about cool new Max for Live devices. A lot of them free. Autosputter by ldmdevices is one of them. It's got a design more in

Verbotron by Max for Cats Updated – Free Max for Live Reverb

By | March 30th, 2016|Freebies, Max for Live|

Verbotron by Max for Cats, a great free Max for Live reverb, got overhauled. Version 1.1 now features Push mappings and a redesigned interface which features a handy visual representation of the reverb parameters. It uses the original Gigaverb algorithm by Juhana Sadeharju which is also known as "Gverb" in Audacity.

Free Max for Live Connection Kit Out Now – Connect Live With Anything

By | March 24th, 2016|Max for Live|

I wrote about this Live Pack a while ago, but now it's finally here. 11 Max for Live devices allow you to connect Ableton Live to lots of things. Arduino, LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3, littleBits™, OSC and the web via JSON-based APIs. This opens up a vast array of connection possibilities. 

How to Make Your Own Ableton Live Skins

By | February 24th, 2016|Ableton Live Tutorials, Max for Live|

I'm quite often asked how you can make your own skins for Ableton Live or if I could make a very specific one. Now Sonic Bloomer Emanuel Marius Becker has taken the time to create a guide for the free Max for Live Skin Editor. I have just polished his work and translated it, so that you can make use of it as well.

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