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Tuned Bandpass Filters – 12 Free Racks by Sound Author

Tuned Bandpass Filters – 12 Free Racks by Sound Author Tuned Bandpass Filters is a pay-what-you-want set of Ableton Live Racks made by Sound Author. Inside the pack is 12 different EQ-based effect racks each tuned to the 12 notes of the chromatic scale. The rack comes with the 8 macro knobs assigned to 8 harmonic octaves of the root note of the rack, with the effect you can get into some advanced harmonic filtering to get surgical with mixing or do some fine sculpting of a sound. Sound Author stated, “Tuned Bandpass Filters was designed for sound designers who are looking to create harmonic resonances without having to use a vocoder.” Each rack is labeled by the root note which is especially important given that the racks don’t have dry/wet knobs; because of that w recommend throwing the effect on a send bus. Watch this video below to see …

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Creative Extensions – 8 New Devices for Live 10

Creative Extensions – 8 New Devices for Live 10 With the release of Ableton Live 10, we saw the complete integration of Cycling 74’s Max software with the Live DAW. With that change, it was only a matter of time until Ableton would release its very first pack for Live 10 which is exactly what we have to share with you today – Creative Extensions. Creative Extensions was created in partnership with developer Amazing Noises and is a pack of 8 devices (some are completely new, some are updated versions of previous M4L devices) covering an array of options varying between audio effect and instrument. Follow below as we break down the new tools!   Melodic Steps – a fast and intuitive MIDI sequencer for shifting, polyrhythmic melodies with an interface designed to encourage experimentation and new discoveries through play. Bass – a monophonic virtual analog synthesizer for bass sounds from classically …

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RECAP – BEAT LAB & OUTPUT PRESENT: MUMUKSHU

RECAP – BEAT LAB & OUTPUT PRESENT: MUMUKSHU This past weekend we had another awesome workshop, this time we had a software developer and producer, Mumukshu lead us through the features of Output’s newest plugin – Arcade. Arcade is a loop based synthesizer that is connected to the cloud so it has an ever-expanding library of sound categories you can choose from. Mumukshu gave us an awesome rundown of the plugin and its core features. Output is currently offering a 100 trial period which is insanely cool, what other plugin company do you know lets you try out a plugin like a mattress? After the trial period, Arcade is available for a monthly subscription of $10 and you can cancel anytime without losing access to your prior work. That’s right. Any session you’ve made with Arcade will still work even if your subscription is canceled. What are you waiting for? …

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Analog Techno Drums – Character Filled Drums

Analog Techno Drums – Character Filled Drums Beatmaker recently released a VST/AU plugin filled to the brim with punchy drums. Analog Techno Drums is the name of the plugin and it comes packed with some awesome samples ready to insert into your tracks. From the Beatmaker website – Analog Techno Drums is a VST/AU Plugin for Windows and macOS, instantly providing 66 drum kits for Electro, Techno, Detroit, Minimal, Acid and Other styles that need punchy drums with character. The 1056 drum sounds are a compilation of the Drum Depot packs Analog 808, It’s Drums, It’s Drums II and Motor City by Marco Scherer. The kits come whit inspiring and ready to go patterns and are mapped in General Midi standard. The user interface is designed to look like a classic drum machine, a slick piece of hardware at that. Each drum has a sample pad that can switch between the included samples so you …

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BIP – Bounce In Place Max4Live Device

BIP – Bounce In Place Max4Live Device Valiumdupeuple recently released a device called BIP or Bounce In Place, a Max4Live Device that does exactly what it is titled. The device will bounce your audio or MIDI clips post fx in one simple click. It looks like the device has simply automated the process of resampling as it functions by soloing then creating a new track below the highlighted ones, arming it, switching the input to resample, activating the recording, stop the recording, then disarm and unsolo the tracks. It happens in under a second which makes it a realistic alternative to simply creating a shortcut for freezing and flattening tracks, which doesn’t give you a copy of the track like BIP does anyway. Here’s what the developer said, Everyone’s waiting for a “bounce in place” feature in Ableton Live since ages. Well, if you have M4L, here’s the one-click-only solution device, with easy Push implementation. Place the device …

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Sound Trajectory – Mix Sound in 3D Space Plugin

Sound Trajectory – Mix Sound in 3D Space Plugin TripinLab recently released their amazing 3D Soundfield application – Sound Trajectory. The application looks incredibly powerful and has been designed to work with modern surround sound technology like Dolby Atmos 9.1. There’s plenty of mapping for directing your sound and there’s even a virtual visual display so you design your sound placement within the context of a listening environment (like theatre). TripinLab provides the following description and feature list on its website: “Sound Trajectory it’s an app which extends existing solutions like DAW, modular software, live mixing and game frameworks. It is able to work with a lot of voices and speakers for music studio, live concerts, cinema, Fulldome, VR and Binaural. This software merges the best of sound studio techniques and audio game frameworks.” Features include – Trajectories – Manage the positions of your sound sources by drawing their path in …

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LABS – FREE Piano and Strings VST from Spitfire Audio

LABS – FREE Piano and Strings VST from Spitfire Audio A few months ago Spitfire Audio had announced they were preparing an audio library for release on their own platform, and just recently they finally delivered. LABS – an acronym for Let’s All Be Something – is now available to download for FREE from the LABS website. The plugin comes in VST/AU form as it is now a standalone plugin as opposed to previously only being operable in Kontakt. The plan is to release new instruments every month, but for now, you can utilize the Soft Piano and String libraries. Soft Piano is the first library available and is described as, “Recorded at Air Edel Studios, this sound has become a favourite of music makers across the globe. The soft tone is achieved by placing a thin strip of felt between the hammers and the strings.” Check out the video below …

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Wavepeek – FREE Max4Live Synthesizer

Wavepeek – FREE Max4Live Synthesizer Today we’re sharing a FREE Max4Live device with Y’all made by the developer Dirk de Bruin. We’ve included the video of the beta version of the synth in action so you could an idea of what it sounds like before you download, but take it from us – this synth is dope. In an era where waveshaping plugins like Massive and Serum rule the studios, Wavepeek is an amazing contender provider FOR FREE PEOPLE. It’s FREE. The interface is colourful and pretty but not at the cost of simplicity. It’s pretty easy to follow with 4 oscillators that you can shape and mix together. After playing around with it for a few minutes I could already tell I would be returning to this device A LOT. It has character without the need for further processing, but if you choose to then it will easily stand above other plugins you’ve …

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