Ploid! by Max for Cats – Free Max for Live Drone & Noise Generator

Updated: Random seed function now also MIDI and key mappable

Electronic music needs some wild sounds thrown in sometimes. That’s why Max for Cats created the Ploid! device. And best of all, it's free for all Max for Live users. We hope you will have lots of fun with it!



Dialectic Machine, meditation of the suburbs. Anti-Histogram decomposer, interactive pseudo-navigation enhancement device. Logos machinery for composing scenery.

Technical specifications:

  • 8 generators, multiply ascenders
  • 8 x-factor switches
  • 8 xy-range destinations
  • 2 algorithm bakery
  • modulation generator with 6 waveforms
  • random seed function
  • volume fader

Say what?

Check out the video:

Download Ploid! for free

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

By |2017-02-02T20:09:50+00:00February 10th, 2016|Freebies, Max for Live|22 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. Jared February 10, 2016 at 17:39 - Reply

    I keep getting a file not found error when I try to download.

  2. Tonwelle February 10, 2016 at 20:39 - Reply

    Thanx once more to the wonderful team of sonic bloom and MaxForCats, Madeleine and Christian!!! You both do so much good for the Ableton community. :-)

    • Madeleine Bloom February 10, 2016 at 20:49 - Reply

      Thank you. Plenty more to come in the future. So many plans, so little time. :)

  3. mviljamaa February 10, 2016 at 22:49 - Reply

    Shame that it is M4L.
    Sounds rather nice.

    Pure data (or C++) port, please.

    • Madeleine Bloom February 10, 2016 at 23:15 - Reply

      This is a website dedicated specifically to Ableton Live, Push and Max for Live. So that’s what you can get here, sorry.

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  5. David February 11, 2016 at 10:23 - Reply

    You guys stroked again! Well done , as usual .

  6. Martin February 11, 2016 at 12:24 - Reply

    can’t wait to give it a bleep – äh – a try

  7. DS February 11, 2016 at 17:29 - Reply

    You guys rock, thank you! Oh and you too Madeleine.

    • Madeleine Bloom February 11, 2016 at 18:48 - Reply

      You’re welcome. Max for Cats is just Christian except for OSCiLLOT. But nevermind. :)

  8. Daniel February 16, 2016 at 21:46 - Reply

    Sounds crazy enough for me to try it, thank you very much!

    People that can’t use M4L might want to check out “Fracture” by Glitchmachines.
    It’s a free vst for Mac and Windows.

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  10. Dirtlos March 19, 2016 at 15:08 - Reply

    WOW!!! Thanks for posting this little beast.
    I spent some time with it, and you can get some very interesting sounds.
    Thanks again

  11. Lucas April 22, 2016 at 00:57 - Reply

    How to connect random seed function to external midi controler?

    • Madeleine Bloom April 22, 2016 at 14:30 - Reply

      Max for Cats seems to have forgotten to make it mappable. He’s promised to make an update soon.

      • Lucas April 22, 2016 at 21:14

        Ok, I will be waiting:) Thanks

      • Lucas May 12, 2016 at 22:28

        YES! THX so much for update!

  12. Trevor November 8, 2016 at 12:53 - Reply

    Does nothing when I insert it. How do you use it? Manual?

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