As infectious as it was unavoidable, Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" was the ultimate song of summer 2013. Taking inspiration from the Robots, Nile Rodgers, and Pharell, Erin Barra (currently winding up a series of dates presenting for the Ableton Push Tour in the US) and collaborator Paul Wilson offer their...
The inspiring community at maxforlive.com has already given rise to more than 1,600 devices. From traditional synths to wild spectral effects, there’s a wealth to be explored. Here, we’ve rounded up three of our more recent favorites.
pechmann’s Phase Distortion Synth takes inspiration from Casio’s CZ-series of synths - known for sci-fi pads and classic house basses - check out the alien CZ soundscapes in Justin Robert’s “1986” below:
Even if you don’t understand any of the technology behind phase distortion synthesis, the results speak for themselves - download Phase Distortion Synth and give it a spin.
Looking for more Phase Distortion synths? Check out Oli Larkin’s Kasio, also modeled on Casio’s CZ-series, and available free for all Max for Live owners.
LittleMidiEnveloper, from Evan Bogunia, creates a custom envelope that can be mapped to any MIDI-enabled parameter in Live, and triggered on demand. Create gradual curves or wild spikes - download LittleMidiEnveloper.
You’re familiar with Live’s Chord MIDI effect - but what if you could do the same thing with audio? That’s the challenge Christian Kleine set for himself, resulting in M4L Multipitch, a series of six pitch-shifters, including chord selectors. Download M4L Multipitch and get harmonizing.
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