ESSENTIAL MAX4LIVE BUILDING BLOCKS FOR ABLETON LIVE
The Modular Series offers a wide range of Max4Live devices that can be utilised with any Midi Controller in conjunction with Ableton Live. Each device uses Max4Live to offer a solution to a common Ableton feature requests and we have been known to update and add to the devices in the series…
“The Modular Series from Isotonik is a grab bag of extremely handy tricks that really will benefit anyone with a controller and some willingness to think outside of the box. And, if you’re a DJ… well, you just found not only a plethora of tools, but also some potentially career changing workflows.”
FOLLOW – Automatic Follow Actions for Clips and Scenes in Session View… AND NOW WITH FOLLOW ARRANGE!
One of the most requested features of Ableton is the ability to set follow actions that occur at a clip end rather than a predetermined time.
With our Follow device you can not only acheive the standard follow actions at clip end, but you can also trigger them at clip stop, define the clip number to be played next or even switch the Clip follow action to become a Scene follow action.
There’s also an additional five alternative next Clips or Scenes per clip, designed primarily for use by a band this feature allows you to define for each playing clip options that can be triggered next at the end of the current clip…
If you prefer to lay out your performance in Arrange View though, our new Follow ARRANGE Device reads the current playheads position and gives you jump points based on the locators in your set. It also automatically orientates the Arrange Loop Brace so with the press of a button you can loop around the currently playing section until you’re ready to continue!
SMART – Control 8 Parameters with one Smart Dial…
Smart can be thought of as a super charged rack allowing you to plot the path of any parameter within Ableton to a Smart graph and link it to one Master Smart Dial.
Using Max4Live up to eight parameters can be mapped so as the master dial turns different parameters can be modulated at different rates.
The display on the device shows the correct values for mapped parameters for ease of setting up and displays correctly on the Ableton Push ONE screen
LOOPER – On the Fly Looping…
High up on the most requested features list is on the fly looping, the move from Serato and Traktor was a big jump for us and we missed some of things we took for granted.
Drop a Looper device on every track you want and it allows you to control the track’s currently playing clips looping properties via MIDI. You can set pre-determined length loops, move them, halve or double them, all without having to focus on the playing clip first.
As part of the full Modular Series we’ve provided a folder of all of the Modular Devices we’ve created over the last few years that aren’t featured above. These include:
Clip to Scene Renamer – which can rename scenes based on the clip names in the track it’s sitting,..
Return – which allows you to create dummy clips which control effects sat on return tracks…
Arrange Looper – to control the loop brace in Arrange view….