Our Products are generally provided as Zip file downloads which in all cases will need to be extracted and saved to your hard drive prior to installation. Details on the different file type provided and what to do with them are below.
.alp Files – These are Ableton Live Packs and will install directly into the Packs Section of the browser of Ableton Live. When you double click on them you will see a pop up window asking you to confirm that installation is ok as the files are described as “Legacy”. This is fine and you are ok to proceed, the packs are created using the format for an earlier version of Live and so remain compatible with the current version.
.amxd files – These are individual MaxforLive Devices and can be stored anywhere on your hard drive. We’d advise creating a folder for them and then adding that folder as a location within the Places section of Lives Browser.
Control Surface Scripts – Please refer to the individual User Guides provided with your download, an abridged version of the installation will be shown further down this page.
ClyphX Pro – Please refer directly to the manual and installation video for this specific product.
Novation Circuit Packs – These are provided as individual Sysex Files and as a complete bank file. All are to be installed using a version of the Circuit Editor and not via Novations Components back up utility.
ADM EXOTIC is a collection of Instrument Racks from the “Mallet” and “Exotic” categories, offered by Brian Funk as AfroDJMac over the years. It includes 75 Exotic and 41 Mallet instruments, exemplary for when you want to explore the world and delve into some mysteriously alluring cultural vibes, grounded in an earthy spirit. If you’re interested in stepping outside of typical pop/EDM tonalities, this pack will provide you with a sweet variety of instrumental textures to discover.
MALLETS are a form of melodic percussion instruments, generally consisting of tuned bars or bells made of various materials, struck with (as you would imagine) mallets. Some examples include Agogo, Chimes, Gamelan, Vibraphone, and Windchimes. Mallet instrument notes usually have a very strong initial transient attack which decays individually.
The EXOTIC category includes melodic instruments which are difficult to pigeonhole into standard sound types. Their disposition ranges from organic and earthy to outlandishly alien, sometimes venturing into the the otherworldly realms of parallel dimensions. Exotic instruments are often comprised of multiple symbiotic timbres which meld together to form an intriguing admixture.
The EXOTIC pack takes these sounds, crafted from a wide variety of sources and originating from various packs, into a cohesive collection, presenting the instruments for the first time in a self-installing Ableton Live Pack. All instruments have been updated with fresh gain-staging so that hot-swapping between them always results in consistent levels. Once you install the pack, the Instrument Rack presets will be easily accessible from the Sounds category in your Live browser, neatly organized for you to jump right in and start making music. Hot-swapping between the instruments of the pack is super easy, as well as between instruments from other Ableton Live packs you have installed, or from your User Library. Sample management is taken care of for you, so you don’t even have to think about it.
ADM EXOTIC contains sounds and instruments carefully and lovingly crafted by Brian Funk, an experienced Ableton Certified Trainer and curious sound designer. Each instrument was built to satisfy his own personal needs and desires in musical instrument design. ADM EXOTIC was curated and organized by Animus Invidious of PerforModule for Isotonik Studios.
Brian Funk is a songwriter, producer, and Ableton Certified Trainer from New York. Brian hosts The Music Production Podcast and teaches music production for Berklee Online. He is the author of 5-Minute Music Producer: 365 Music-Making Activities. Sounds from Brian’s Ableton Live Packs are used by producers all over the world.
BRIAN FUNKS PACKS CAN BE FOUND – CLICK HERE