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.
Updated: Random seed function now also MIDI and key mappable Electronic music needs some wild sounds thrown in sometimes. That’s why Max for Cats created the Ploid! device. And best of all, it's free for all Max for Live users. We hope you will have lots of fun with it!
This episode of the Ableton Live 9 Quick Tips brings you another workflow tip in the form of a shortcut. This time I will show how you can quickly reset device parameters to their default value. This can be extremely handy when you play around with a preset and notice that some things haven't turned out for the better.
For all Max for Live developers, until July 15 there's the opportunity to participate in the competition by Archipel to win prizes and the release of the submitted patch.
I came across the "Phase Distortion Synth" because Christian Kleine excitedly told me about it. The Max for Live Instrument is a polyphonic wavetable synthesiser which uses various techniques of phase distortion in a feedback loop.
Cycling '74 continue their video tutorial series "Using Max for Live Devices". This time they provide 3 videos all dedicated to the improved Buffer Shuffler in Live 9.
The combination of Ableton Live and Max for Live offers very interesting solutions for sound installations, e.g. triggered audio events. In this post, I'll introduce you to two devices that allow you to time certain events making them both perfect tools for installations.
K-Devices have released their newest Max for Live device. It's called Shaper, it's great for audio destruction, it's for Live 9 only and it's free until the end of March.
Cycling '74 has begun a new series of video tutorials. This time, the focus is on how Max for Live devices included in the Live 9 Suite can be used. The first two videos deal with the Mono Sequencer.
I'm always on the lookout for interesting new Max for Live devices. Plus I like things that improve your workflow so nothing gets in the way when you're feeling inspired. MIDI Clip Looper is a M4L device that allows you to do live looping with MIDI Clips in Live 9. On the fly. Without a click or an initially set tempo. And it's free.