Maurizio Giri's Max for Live effects both rely on granular synthesis to produce results ranging from subtle to overwhelming. The latest, Grain Reverser, reverses audio input and applies granular effects like transposition and duration variation, in addition to filtering.
Max for Live brings the world of Max into Live - including Jitter, the Max environment for visual processing and synthesis. You don't have to be an experienced VJ or coder to be wowed by Ganz Graf, a new Max for Live device for making reactive visuals.
Synnack is the artistic moniker of Clint Michael Sand, experimental electronic artist and creator and host of the user community for Max for Live on www.maxforlive.com. Starting in 2007, Sand teamed up with Jennifer McClain aka 0xf8 to create live visuals for Synnack performances, in which custom footage is remixed and manipulated in real time. We recently spoke to Clint and Jennifer about their unique, reactive audio-visual performance setup.
Since its release, Robert Henke's Monolake Granulator has been one of the most popular instruments for Live. Working with granular sythesis, the Monolake Granulator creates a constant stream of short crossfading samples from a source sound.
Part of a new set of Creative Tools in Live 9 Suite, the MonoSequencer is a versatile Max for Live device for sequencing notes and expressions. In a new two-part tutorial, Max creators Cycling '74 demonstrate some of the features of Mono Sequencer.
After finding an antique toy harmonium at a flea market, Melbourne-based Winterpark got to work creating a custom Instrument rack for Live 9 that incorporates Live's effects, plus the LFO and Device Randomizer tools that are new in Live 9 Suite.
The upcoming Ableton Live 9 Suite is packed with a huge variety of sounds, instruments, and effects. In a new video we spotlight a few of the devices that give you deep and precise control of your music. Check out the Buffer Shuffler, LFO and LFO MIDI, Mono Sequencer, Envelope Follower and XY Pad in action.
Whether you're performing live or jamming in a studio, it's fun to have one control - say, a knob - that handles multiple parameters. In this tutorial, DJ Tech Tools' Mad Zach looks at three techniques for using one knob. Learn how to use Live's MIDI range mapping to switch ...