The Mellotron is an electro-mechanical, polyphonic tape replay keyboard from 1963 that became popular after the Beatles had used it on some of their songs. This bundle contains 10 Live Packs full of Mellotron sounds. Each note was individually sampled
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
The Fairlight CMI is legendary. So it wasn't very surprising that the Ableton Live Simpler presets I made with all the sounds of the model CMI IIx made quite a splash. Back then I released them as 10 individual Live
I've got a Bontempi B3 electric organ from the 70s or 80s with 25 keys, a six-chord accompaniment and a traditional fan, giving it a slight Leslie effect. I sampled each key individually. Some are a bit out of key, but together with the noise of the fan, they give the Live Pack its authentic charming sound not unlike an accordion. The "B3 Organ" Live Pack contains 2 fully macro mapped Instrument Racks as well as a raw Simpler preset. Made in and for Ableton Live 9.
There are a lot of free Live Packs available from Ableton alone, but a lot of people don't even realise it and thus, miss out on some quality presets and loops. Not all of these Live Packs listed below will be available for everyone. This depends on the type of license you have for Ableton Live. Just follow the links and see if you can download them for free.
When you download and install Live 9 Suite, only the Core Library is included. What a lot of people don't know is that you can download and install further individual Live Packs from Ableton for free. By now, there are 16 more packs for Max for Live you might not have, but want.
While the Simpler now offers pad slicing, you still can't record into it, but need to drop samples in. This is where SlicR by Benjamin Van Esser comes in. It's a simple slicing device, great for some quick and dirty slicing. It's supposed to be used in conjunction with the included SendSlicR~ device. The device enables performers to play slices of live recorded audio (or pre-recorded samples) on the fly.
These five free Max for Live devices are a colourful bunch of helper tools for all kinds of applications in Ableton Live. I'm sure you'll find at least one of them will enhance the way you work.
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.
Halloween is just around the corner and I've got a fitting Live Pack for you. It's called "Spine Chilling" and contains 16 select sounds from my sound library. Squeaky doors, breaths, creaks, eerie machine sounds, thunder. The works.