Since its introduction in 2009, Max for Live has empowered music-makers to design their own unique plugins for Live. Shortly after Max for Live was announced, composer and new media artist Clint Michael Sand launched maxforlive.com – a place where users could contribute to an online library of Max for Live devices. Now a decade old, maxforlive.com hosts almost 4000 tools for the Ableton Live community.
To commemorate this decade of creative patching, Ableton Certified Trainer Thomas Glendinning, aka ELPHNT, has started a new video series where he searches maxforlive.com to highlight some of the best devices available for free. He kicks things off with six useful tools that should be a welcome addition to any producer’s palette.
You’ll need Max for Live to use these devices, or try them out by downloading the free 30-day trial version of Live 10, which includes Max for Live.
Nordmann Chord Generator
First up is the Nordmann Chord Generator, an easy-to-use device for generating complex chords and progressions.
Download the Nordmann Chord Generator here.
Based on the René synthesizer module by Make Noise, MDD SNAKE is a MIDI sequencer capable of producing intricate patterns for both synths and drums.
Download MDD SNAKE here.
College Dropout and High School Crush
Add vintage character to your music with two quirky audio effects designed by CaligulaCuddles.
A simple utility device that could become a key part of your mixing toolkit – ml.distance accurately emulates the effects of hearing an object from a distance.
Download ml.distance here.
Mold the perfect clap sound with this cryptic instrument made by the collaborative design group Sufi Plug-Ins.