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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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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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Autotune for Ableton Live (Free Download)

Autotune for Ableton Live We’ve modded Cycling 74 Autotuna which is included in Max 7 Pitch and Time Machine pack. Now you can easily select which scale you want to pitch correct. Update! 1.1!   Aaron Levitz kindly upgraded the device to now include all the Mods!! Download below *Please note that you need to have Max4Live in order to utilize this device, which only comes with Live Suite. Installation 1. Download 2. Copy to your user Library/Presets/Audio Effects/Max Audio Effects Free Download The Beat Lab Academy Blog has a huge amount of free downloads and a way for you to learn how to use them. Click here to check out our course catalog for Super Producers and DJ’s.

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Pump and Strum – Max for Live Devices from pATCHES (Interview)

Pump and Strum – Max for Live Devices from pATCHES (Interview) Today we are sharing with you two new Max for Live devices we love – Strum, and Pump – from the awesome developer responsible, pATCHES. pATCHES has an awesome website with Sample Packs, how-to guides on production and Ableton Live, and now Free Max4Live Devices, check it out here.   Pump is a sidechaining compressor that automatically compresses audio at a tempo-synced rate, that way you don’t have to fiddle with ghost tracks or routing. You can save time and effort by applying this device to any track you want to experience that classic pumping sound on. Download here for free.     Strum is a device that lets you play chords like a guitar using the mod wheel on your MIDI controller keyboard! There are two manual picking modes (Pluck or Density) and a third automated picking mode that utilizes …

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6 New Free Max for Live Devices You Should Know About

6 Free Max for Live Devices You Should Know About The free online library Maxforlive.com is getting bigger by the day. It might be hard to tell which devices you should download and how they can help with your productions. Here are 6 free Max for Live devices you should check out: Nylon – Strum Your MIDI   This device is a one-note-chord MIDI effect with a twist. It allows you to delay each note to emulate a strum. You can change the Speed, Curve, Velocity and randomize the strum for an authentic sound. You can even make a pattern of chords and trigger them with one note. Very easy to use. Just place on a MIDI track followed by an instrument and start hitting notes. DOWNLOAD HERE and check out other cvolm Max for Live devices HERE Trigg.Me – Tap Your Computer to Trigger MIDI These two devices allow you …

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Ableton Preferences – File Folder (Tutorial Video)

Ableton Preferences – File Folder We’re continuing our Ableton Preferences series. This time we cover the File/Folder tab. Check out the entire series HERE.  

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Loop Slicer – Max for Live

Simpler Loop Slice Optimizer – Max for Live A-Z Labs is a programming company that creates simple single patch plugins designed to work with your Ableton workflow. They are responsible for straight forward and super helpful plugins like “Already Played,” showing you which clips you’ve already played in a lengthy DJ set. Today, we are focusing on their new release, the Loop Slicer, a plugin that optimizes the functions available in a simpler. The key features of the Loop Slicer include: A separate uncluttered interface that has been solely optimized for effective Slicing Additional Slicing Features that are not even available natively in Simpler: Nudging the start and end of a slice via (mappable) encoders Selecting and previewing the current, previous and next Slice from within the interface Slicing in real-time or via the Insert Marker Works out-of-the-box for Push 1 and all other supported control-surfaces that give access to device’s …

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Glotch – Free Glitch Sequencer

Glotch – Free Glitch Sequencer   Artcraft has recently released a new Max for Live glitch-sequencer plugin called Glotch. The simple but useful plugin, is equipped with four different glitch functions, a standard high and low pass filter, a resolution knob, and a smooth knob, which all come together as a handy glitch-sequencer. The plugin is arranged in a grid with 32 beats, (eight bars,) that you can alter and assign to individual beats. You are able to shorten the loop of the glitch down to a single beat. Each bar is also equipped with a power and value parameter which effect how much of an effect the glitch parameters have over your sound. Glotch has a delay, reverb, and reverse effect, which are the most standard of the parameters. The most interesting would be the cyclo effect which is where the true glitch sound comes through. A randomization button is …

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