Synthesisers are as popular as ever and possibly getting more so every year. If you're new to synthesis and things still seem a bit daunting, don't worry. The music magazine Sound on Sound has an amazing long running tutorial series on
Max for Cats have been responsible for OSCiLLOT, a modular Max for Live synth and Ableton’s best selling Live Pack. And of course various fantastic Max for Live devices available on Sonic Bloom. Now they’re back with BENGAL, a semi-modular
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
Hard to believe, but Sonic Bloom already turns 3 today. A big thank you to everyone who’s been following this blog, registered or got one of my courses or Max for Live Packs by Max for Cats. Thanks as well for joining me on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and YouTube.
The Starter Kit 2 PeRColate by Maxology gives you the possiblity to explore the new physical modeling capabilities in Max 7. The PeRColate objects stem from the Synthesis Toolkit by Perry R. Cook and Gary Scavone, including physical modeling, modal, and PhISM class instruments.
A Max for Live user has created a huge collection of Ableton Live presets for the Max for Live instrument Opfour by Katsuhiro Chiba, a fantastic emulation of the classic FM synth TX81Z from Yamaha. It contains a total of 1387 presets (adv).
By now there are quite a few remote control devices available for all kinds of hardware synths and drum machines. The ones listed here are all free and built with Max for Live. They all require Live 9 and Max 6.
Time for some history lessons. Don't worry, not the boring kind. Here are three great music documentaries about the history of electronic music and the music technology that often was a key to new genres developing. Enjoy!
A while ago I experimented with a Buchla Music Easel. I tend to always press record, in case something good comes out of it. This time the result includes a little three-part series of Live Packs for you. "EaselWeasel 3" contains three fully macro mapped Instrument Racks, from sci-fi synth to morse code. Made in and for Ableton Live 9.
A while ago I experimented with a Buchla Music Easel. I tend to always press record, in case something good comes out of it. This time the result includes a little three-part series of Live Packs for you. "EaselWeasel 2" contains three fully macro mapped Instrument Racks, ranging from mean bass to spaced out pad sounds. Made in and for Ableton Live 9 Suite (contains Amp).