Max for Live


by Max for Cats

Inspired by the classic string machines of the 1970s, Ensemble is a Max for Live string synthesizer with a unique built-in morphing formant filter. Ensemble also includes chorus and phaser effects which can be used separately.


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Just like its hardware predecessors, Ensemble's interface makes it easy to create and manipulate rich, warm string sounds. But of course, since this is a Max for Live device, Max for Cats has provided useful tools to take these sounds well beyond their original scope.


Each of Ensembleā€™s two voices features a pair of tunable oscillators which can be switched between triangular or rectangular waveforms. For added richness, the oscillators can be pulse-width modulated, with a separate LFO for the speed and intensity. The oscillatorsā€™ pitch can also be modulated with the vibrato function (controllable via aftertouch). Ensemble also features an optimized ADSR envelope for shaping the amplification of the sound.

Morphing Filters

A unique feature of Ensemble is the formant filter which offers 10 different types of vowel filter. Whatā€™s more, you can morph between them using an intuitive XY grid. Filter types, morphing smoothness and morphing time can all be controlled to achieve beautifully animated and intriguingly vocal-like sounds. Phaser and chorus effects as well as saturation and equalizer to modify and shape the sound are also at your disposal.


Stand-alone Effects

Ensemble Chorus and Ensemble Phaser are extracted stand-alone versions of Ensembleā€™s built-in effects. Each gives you expanded parameter control and can be used with audio anywhere in your project.

Note: This pack requires Max 6

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