Sustain Pedal Kick Drum – Free Max for Live Effect

If you're a drummer who wants to play electronic beats or just feel like a bass drum needs to be played with the foot, check out "Sustain Pedal Kick Drum". This simple Max for Live MIDI effect allows you to play the kick with a sustain pedal.

Sustain Pedal Kick Drum

Sustain Pedal Kick Drum If you want to be able to edit the kick later, place the effect on an separate track and route MIDI To to the track with the Drum Rack. Otherwise it's recorded as normal sustain pedal hits.

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By |2017-02-02T20:16:45+00:00February 26th, 2014|Max for Live|4 Comments

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Madeleine Bloom is a musician, producer, multi-instrumentalist and singer from Berlin. She studied Electroacoustic Music at the Franz Liszt Conservatory. In the last few years she's worked as a technical support for Ableton and has helped countless people with her in-depth knowledge of Ableton Live, various other music apps as well as audio engineering.


  1. charlie February 17, 2015 at 23:57 - Reply

    How does it work? I’ve dragged it onto midi track but can’t hear any kick drum? I mapped sustain pedal to on/off but nothing is happening

    • Madeleine February 18, 2015 at 14:50 - Reply

      It’s a MIDI effect, so it won’t make a sound on its own. You need to add a Drum Rack or other MIDI instrument as well.

  2. Devin November 9, 2016 at 05:53 - Reply

    Hi, Madeleine.

    Thanks for making this. I’m really excited to use it.

    Here’s my challenge. I’m using it on a track in the latest Live and I only get one kick. After that, nothing. I have to delete the device and put it back on. After that, once again, I only get one kick. What do you think is happening?


    • Madeleine Bloom November 9, 2016 at 09:14 - Reply

      I’m not the developer. but I think it hasn’t been updated in ages, so this might be a problem. You could contact the dev.

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