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.
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.
Quite a long time in the making, the new Max for Live Pack by Max for Cats is finally out today. Drum Articulate is a MIDI effect for sophisticated drum and rhythm design for any musical style. Create drum rolls, flams, random triggers and more with ease.
Not only Ableton Live and Push got an update this week, but so did the Live Library and the Max for Live Essentials Pack. Not all of the devices in it are new, but the ones that are deserve to be mentioned.
For all users of CatStretch we have great news. Version 2 with lots of new features is out now and it's free for everyone who had purchased version 1. And if you bought the Stochastic Delay and happen to own a copy of OSCiLLOT, you will be happy to hear that a module for Max for Cats' modular system of the effect awaits you in Your Account (don't forget to log in first).
Xfade Bus System 2000 – Up To 8 Automatable Max for Live Crossfaders Per Set by Max for Cats For Free
Recently, someone asked about a crossfader that could be automated in clips and used for several submixes independently. Christian Kleine a.k.a. Max for Cats quickly whipped up the code and I took care of the interface. We thought this might be something worth sharing.
Christian Kleine, a.k.a. Max for Cats, has been busy. After the Max for Live modular synth OSCiLLOT, he's already finished two unique and creative delays now out on Sonic Bloom. Skram Delay and Stochastic Delay both take a fresh approach on time shifting of an audio signal, one of the most powerful and effective sound treatments ever invented.
I've seen quite a lot of questions about the exact modules that are included in OSCiLLOT by Max for Cats. Here's the module list of the v.1.0 release (click on the module group titles for more information on the individual modules).
This week is the last week in which we're doing a giveaway to celebrate our second birthday here at Sonic Bloom. This time you can win one of five DiGiTAL Packs by Max for Cats. It's an extremely versatile polyphonic synth that combines additive, wavetable, frequency modulation and subtractive synthesis. DiGiTAL is great for creating new sounds and comes with an impressive set of parameters.
Trick or treat? HauntedVerb by Max for Cats Bats creates ambiences from beyond. Either tweak it to your own claustrophic needs or use one of the presets. Perfect for Halloween, but also always handy when you could do with some eerie, haunting or downright scary sounds in your tracks. And most frighteningly you can download it for free.