bcResonCtrl – Free Max for Live Device to Control Live’s Resonators with MIDI Notes

bcResonCtrl is not only lots of fun to use, it's also extremely useful to generate harmonics from melodies or even strange hybrid melodies out of beats and percussion. It achieves this by hooking into the Live API of a selected instance of Live's Resonators audio effect and converting MIDI note numbers and velocities into control parameters for it. I love using Resonators and will definitely add bcResonCtrl to my folder of favourite Max for Live devices.


How it works:

  1. Place the device on an empty MIDI track. Either arm the track to play on the fly, or add a MIDI clip that contains the notes to be played. The played notes will trigger the effect.
  2. Select the track that contains the Resonators device as well as the device itself you want to control.

Check out the video:


Download bcResonCtrl

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

By |2017-02-02T20:11:04+00:00July 27th, 2015|Max for Live|2 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.


  1. B July 27, 2015 at 21:19 - Reply

    This is GREAT – I just thinking the other day how nice it would be to be able to change resonator notes / chords with a keyboard – thank you!

  2. Bug Compass September 16, 2015 at 23:55 - Reply

    Thank you for the review. There will be more M4L devices coming soon.

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