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 deep and clean to heavily distorted, rumbling tones.
Poli – a virtual analog synth for classic polyphonic textures. Its vintage character comes from de-tunable oscillators, a powerful modulation section, built-in chorus and more.
Pitch Hack – a multi-purpose pitch effect for creative sound mangling. Reverse audio, randomize the transposition interval and fold the delayed signal back into itself
Gated Delay – a sequenced delay for rhythmic effects. Reverse and add variation or turn your sound into something completely new.
Color Limiter – another flavor of limiting inspired by the gritty sounds of hardware limiters. Great for adding pressure and intensity to breaks and beats, and for putting a vintage stamp on any sound.
Re-Enveloper – a multiband envelope processor to highlight the details you want in a track and reduce the ones you don’t. Cleanup, carve and compress transients to fit your mix or completely destroy the original character of a sound.
Spectral Blur – a reverb-like texturalizer that adds an ethereal spectral wash to any sound. Use it to create odd sounding Rooms, or infinite, distant spaces.
Each of these tools offers a unique way to spice up your production and get your creative juices flowing! Below is a 16-minute long tutorial video if you feel like diving right in. Head to the Ableton website to download your pack if you already own Live 10 Suite, or purchase it if you don’t.
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