Presenting our favorite Max for Live devices and the artists behind them - plus exclusive offers on Max for Live in April.
Berlin, Germany, March 31, 2011
Special April offer for Max for Live
There has never been a better time to get started with Max for Live. In April, Ableton is offering Max for Live for free with purchases of Ableton Suite 8 and upgrades to Suite 8 from Live Lite and Live Intro. There is also a 50% discount on Max for Live available on upgrades to Suite 8 from Live 1-8 and Suite 7.
Showcasing the Max for Live community and their devices
Since its release in 2009, Max for Live has given rise to an active community of users who have been building and sharing all sorts of ingenious customized instruments, effects and devices, extending Ableton Live in a wide variety of exciting ways. The Ableton team has been continually impressed by the creativity of the Max for Live users and their devices. To salute these fine efforts, Ableton is highlighting some of its favorite community creations at ableton.com, with a brand-new Max for Live showcase. The showcase includes a collection of devices from seven different artists and also features a background story on each device and its creator. All devices are available to Max for Live users for free.
The featured devices come from both established artists and Max for Live enthusiasts. Created by, among others, Robert Henke (Monolake), producer Alexkid and the collaborative effort of Gareth Williams and Richie Hawtin, the devices include custom-made synthesizers, instruments and effects, a step sequencer for the Akai APC40/20 and a preset management tool for Live Sets. They are accompanied by detailed stories about the motivation behind them and the functional extension they provide for Ableton Live.
Max for Live, an environment for expanding and customizing Ableton Live, has received a warm reception from the artist community. "It's not only about the big things no one has done before, it's also about being able to solve a very personal problem..." says Robert Henke. "You want to assign song tempo to one axis of your iPad and the decay of all reverbs in your set to the other axis? Do it, or find someone who has already done it and download it. With the addition of Max, Ableton Live becomes more and more a big modular system and this is very exciting!" In addition to the free devices, there is also a software update of Max for Live available for users to download. This update brings the number of ready-made Max for Live devices to over 100. The new devices include common user requests such as LFOs, envelope followers and multichannel routing devices.
In addition to the free devices, there is also a software update of Max for Live available for users to download. This update brings the number of ready-made Max for Live devices to over 100. The new devices include common user requests such as LFOs, envelope followers and multichannel routing devices.
About Max for Live
Max for Live was co-developed by Ableton and Cycling '74. Launched in November of 2009, Max for Live is a toolkit for building new devices for Ableton Live. It is backed by an active community of users who are creating an ever-expanding pool of extensions, which Max for Live users can access, download and plug into Ableton Live. Learn more about Max for Live and its community:
Ableton makes Ableton Live, a unique product for writing, recording and performing music with a computer. Since the company started in 1999, Ableton has attracted an extensive and highly committed community of musicians, composers and DJs worldwide. The company has received outstanding press, awards and customer feedback since the unveiling of Live in October 2001. The company headquarters are located in Berlin, and there is an additional office in New York City. Ableton currently has about 120 employees.
For more information, contact:
Ableton Public Relations
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