Remember when a joint venture between Ableton & Cycling 74 was announced just a few years ago? Well with Ableton now owning wholly Cycling 74, we’re looking forward to an even tighter integration between these two powerful platforms and we fully intend to be at the forefront of developing new & innovative products for them both.
Max4Live accesses the Ableton Live API at a deeper level than allowed by simple MIDI mapping alone we have managed to solve some of the most popular feature requests seen on the Audio Production forums around the world wide web, you’ll find the results of our moments of inspiration with the MaxforLive Control Devices category.
Additionally, within this section of our catalogue you find MaxforLive devices dedicated to enhancing and indeed destroying your audio (or adding just a touch of glitch), creating and rearranging your MIDI and finally producing visuals out of the resulting inspiration.
Aimed at electronic musicians, sound designers and installation artists, Iota is a Max For Live granular looping instrument that wrings endless creative potential out of even the simplest samples, via an inspiring graphically-driven interface.
Iota features a spectrogram of a sample in which you can draw individual loops or voices for playback. Loops appear as rectangles designating their audio filtering, start position and window size. Each loop’s parameters can be customized and recorded in an internal automation system. Loops can either playback simultaneously or be triggered individually by assigned MIDI note messages.
When you want to know what you’re triggering without looking at the Laptop screen P2D-Session displays your current Live session state on the Push2 display.
P2D-Session is a Max for Live device that utilises the hi-res RGB display on Push 2 to provide you with an overview of where you are in the Live set.
An 8×8 matrix on the display will correspond to the clip launch buttons on the Push allowing you to see the name and playing status of each clip that you currently control. This matrix will update as you move around the set or perform additions/removals from your set.
Ecosystem is both a Max for Live Instrument and Audio Effect (2 devices). Ecosystem provides you with 3 different types of modules: Sound generators, basic audio effects, and controllers. Modules can connect together, sending audio or control signals to each other. Within its environment you can create soundscapes, textures, experimental synthesizers/effects and looping. It is a semi-modular device, and may be used however you imagine!
Ghosts LE is a MaxforLive Generative Sequencer for Ableton Live that takes it’s inspiration from the classic pill munching Arcade Game, PacMan.
The Arcade Series Returns is the follow up to the hugely successful MaxforLive Generative Sequencers the Arcade Series ONE. Designed by Ableton Certified trainer Mark Towers and inspired by classic retro Arcade Games each one can provide inspiration for rhythm or melody!
Consisting of four MaxforLive generative sequencers, the Arcade Series Returns can help defeat writers block or be the beginning of that inspirational piece of music. Each device is fully compatible and controllable with 8×8 grid based controllers Push 1, Push 2, Launchpad MINI, MK1, MK2 & PRO and the Native Instruments Maschine Jam.
AM Modulation & FM Delays, this pack for Ableton Live gives powerful control of your audio!
Smart is a Max4Live device that can be used to control up to 8 individual parameters at a time. Each parameter gets it’s own Smart Graph where you can draw how you’d like the parameter to be modulated as the main dial is turned.
Like Macro Mapping in an Effects Rack you can define the minimum and maximum value for the parameter range, however uniquely you can define when the parameter begins and ends reacting to a master dial being turned. You can even plot a specific path for the modulation which can also be curved…
Follow Actions come alive when they’re set automatically, especially when they can be used to trigger scenes and repeat phrases at will via MIDI!
If you work with a band or in a Worship context then Ableton Live can be awesome to play your backing tracks, with the MaxforLive device, Follow Scene you can trigger the next scene automatically and decide on the fly whether to repeat it again.
For the DJ & Live performer, mega sets can be created in half the time, split your clips and drop a Follow Clip device on the track and hey presto Follow actions happen automatically at the end of the clip, you won’t even believe what you could achieve with Dummy Clips and Audio Effects!
The LaunchSync Series began life over the coffee table in the office of Novation, the team there had an idea of syncing together their LaunchPad family with the forthcoming LaunchControl XL. As we developed the idea it became apparent that everyone has a different view of what made the perfect performance set up, whether it be an Ableton Push based one or revolve around an APC40MKII the same things became clear!
The Modular Series consists of essential Max4Live Utilities for Ableton Live, Follow Actions for Scenes, On the Fly Looping, SMART FX and More…