3 Free Max for Live Helper Tools for Zooming, Sidechain Compression & Playback

This time, I have found three free Max for Live devices that are quite simple, but each adds one specific feature that is missing in Ableton Live. I'm sure you will find at least one of them immensely useful.

jot.zoomer Zoom Utility

This device by Render makes zooming in and out in Ableton Live mappable, e.g in the Clip View or the Arrangement View. Simply add it to any track, MIDI or key map the two buttons and zooming is a breeze.

Download jot.zoomer Zoom Utility

Sidechain Timing Helper

If you'd like your sidechain compression pumping perfectly rhythmically synced, Sidechain Timing Helper by walrusmuse solves your issue. Map the device to the release control of the compressor, choose the note value and add some groove with the Push/Pull slider.

Download Sidechain Timing Helper

Shift Space

This little helper tool by servicelab gives you the option to map the key command Shift + Space to any MIDI control. This means you can start the playback in Live from the stop position with a simple key or pad press on your controller.

Download Shift Space

If you have anything to add or ask, please do so in the comment section.

This way for heaps more Max for Live devices & tips.

By |2017-03-02T15:36:32+00:00March 3rd, 2017|Max for Live|0 Comments

About the Author:

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.

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