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EboSuite – Next Level Video in Ableton Live

EboSuite – Next Level Video in Ableton Live This week we’ll take an in-depth look at an amazing video manipulation plugin called EboSuite. EboSuite is a suite of MaxforLive devices that you can use to edit, cut, and manipulate video within Ableton Live. Technically it is operated through MaxforLive devices but the actual application runs outside of Ableton Live. This genius tactic is what makes is so darn useful in avoiding the common fallbacks of MaxforLive and video. Most MaxforLive video devices give you the fun ole’ start-stop-start-stop clunkiness we’ve grown to love but EboSuite bucks that trend. In this article, we’ll run through the initial steps of setting up video with the plugin, then cover the large swath of devices and FX you can use with it. Read below! Setting Up Video with the eConvert Device Setting up video for EboSuite is pretty easy, but for the faint of …

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Really Useful Plugins #1 – Mess Up Your Projects With a FREE MaxforLive Rack!

Really Useful Plugins #1 – Mess Up Your Projects With a FREE MaxforLive Rack! You read that correctly. Really Useful Plugins released a pack of Max for Live devices all designed to really muck up your Ableton project for you so you don’t have to! Included in the pack are 12 instruments, MIDI effects, and audio effects. Below is a list of descriptive words to briefly introduce the devices. Insults! Games! Bombs! Self importance! Sabotage! Ways to magically sound like everyone else! The Chuckle Brothers! Annoying insects! Exploration! Passive aggression! Those are actually pretty accurate for this set of sarcastically devised tools, but we’ve provided the more in-depth descriptors from the RU website to give you a bit more guidance. ru.feedback “Get real-time support and advice from a sophisticated machine learning algorithm. ru.feedback analyses your audio or MIDI to provide insightful comments that can help you to get things right …

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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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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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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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NSynth Super – Google’s Learning Synthesizer

NSynth Super – Google’s Learning Synthesizer Google recently announced the NSynth (Neural Synthesizer) Super, the product of an ongoing research experiment into machine learning technology and art. Their interest began with project Magenta – an exploration into machine learning algorithms and the potential for helping artists create art and music in new ways. NSynth uses algorithms that go beyond combining sounds, it uses sounds from other synthesizers to create completely new and unique synthesized sounds. Its algorithms input the sonic and acoustic characteristics of multiple sounds and then use that data to synthesize a new sound with similar characteristics. Conceptually, it’s like how convolution reverb can process the acoustic properties of a room based on a reverb or other sound and then create a new reverb based on those properties.     The NSynth Super is a hardware device that uses the algorithm internally and can be controlled via MIDI. The device can …

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Ultrakick – The Ultimate MaxforLive Device for Kick Drums (Interview)

Ultrakick – The Ultimate MaxforLive Device for Kick Drums (Interview) Today we want to share with you one of the most powerful and in-depth plugins we have ever seen for creating Kick drum sounds – Ultrakick. Ultrakick’s developer Daan Pothvaen reached out to us at Beat Lab so we checked out the plugin and were thoroughly impressed with what he created. A quick list of features is below; below that, we have a more in-depth review; finally, we had an opportunity to ask Daan some questions so check our interview too! 100% synthesis: no samples involved. 8 partials per oscillator with unprecedented options for sound design. Tuning: move all frequency-related envelopes up or down with a single click. Spread settings for frequency envelopes: create organic sounds with no effort. Action menus for quick actions like envelope randomization and osc partial presets. Accurate waveform image rendering. Numerical envelope point programming for high …

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Blue Screen of Death! – Isotonik Studios M4L Device

Blue Screen of Death! – Isotonik Studios M4L Device Isotonik Studios recently released a MaxforLive Device that recreates the Blue Screen of Death sound effect. Remember the glory days back when computers ran smoothly and no problems ever occurred, ever? Oh wait, that’s never been the case.If you have been fortunate enough to miss out on computer issues then you have been truly robbed of the bliss of seeing the ‘Blue Screen of Death’ known to many a computer user. This screen represents a generation of technical frustration brought upon innocent computer users worldwide. The blue screen of death is what happens when your computer is experiencing a critical malfunction that typically precedes the death of the computer.   That beloved sound was created by a freeze in the audio processors of the computer, an effect which has been recreated in Isotonik Studios’ BSOD plugin. The device freezes samples so it can …

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