Halloween is just around the corner and Max for Cats has created the perfect freebie for you to create eerie sounds. Bones is a Max for Live audio effect that lets you dial in the perfect amount of horror for any sound. In this little video tutorial I show you what parameters are available on a rather lovely pling plong sound that Bones transforms into a ghostly and ominous sound with just a few tweaks. And as a bonus you'll get a skeleton change colours in a creepy way in the right part of the effect.


And here's a video by Christian showcasing the features of Bones on spoken word:


Bones by Max for Cats requires Live 11 with Max for Live. It comes in a self-installing Live Pack that includes the Max for Live audio effect plus some presets.

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This way for heaps more Max for Live devices & tips. You can find lots of cool Max for Live instruments, MIDI and audio effects by Max for Cats in the Sonic Bloom Shop.

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