Noland by Max for Cats
Welcome to Noland!
Noland consists of 2 Max for Live devices: the Noland Synthesiser and the NolandFX audio effect. A different kind of synth and harmoniser effect for unique and surprising sounds.
A creative XY gesture-controlled poly synth with unique automation and colour settings.
The Noland synthesiser is a one of its kind - instead of sliders or knobs you can control Noland completely with individual, automatable X-Y pads. 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.
Instantaneous unique synth sounds with fun gesture control.
Your mouse movements are recorded the moment you hold down the mouse button with the cursor on an X-Y pad. The recording of your movement stops when you release the mouse button. When activating the checkbox in an X-Y pad's lower right corner, your movements are played back as they were recorded.
There is a global 'Time' control knob which lets you speed up or slow down the recorded X-Y automations. Please note that the speed is relative to the speed you record your X-Y movements.
The Noland Synth features:
- 1 Wavetable Oscillator with variable waveforms
- Sub-oscillator with Octave, Detune and Shape parameters
- FM of the Wavetable Oscillator with the Sub-oscillator
- A Multimode SVF Filter
- Ambience (Reverb) control
- OSC Mix parameter
- Delay with feedback
- Frequency Shifter (or Redux)
The 'X' labelled button removes all automations. The 'R' labelled button creates a colour scheme.
The > labeled button opens the colour panels to create your own colour schemes. You could e.g. save pad like sounds with one colour and bass like sounds with another for easy distinction.
NolandFX: Vintage sounding harmoniser with a modern look.
The NolandFX is a unique harmonizer effect with built in filters, delay and reverb. It might remind you of classic harmonizer sounds from the late 70s/early 80s. It is not meant to be a 'modern' harmonizer, but focuses on the vintage sound. It also lets you create individual colour schemes.
What you get:
- self-installing Live Pack with integrated lesson in Live's Help section
- Live 9 or higher
- Max for Live 6.1.8 or up
- OS X or Windows
Max for Cats is the outlet of Christian Kleine who also creates and curates Max for Live content for Ableton since 2012. Christian Kleine has released many free devices on his own website and via MaxforLive.com.