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 KEYS is an Ableton Live Pack that contains an indeispensable collection of Piano and Physical Keyboard based instruments spanning material hand selected from a range of existing packs by Brian Funk during the AfroDJMac era. It includes organic as well as electronic keyboard sounds, providing a luscious assortment of smooth, tasteful, classy keyboard timbres.
Sources of the instrument notes includes real pianos, toy pianos, and quality synth presets designed to emulate piano physics. Most of these have a very rich, pristine, and straightforward sound, with notes that interact to form pleasant upper harmonics. If you want to evoke a plaintive, brooding, emotional feel, one of these Piano instruments might provide just the appropriate touch.
This assortment is a mixed bag of sounds that are all well within the realm of melodic composition, but have a bit more of an “electronic” or “artificial” quality to them as compared to acoustic pianos. The variety of available tonalities is quite plentiful, with a kaleidoscopic array of timbres to select between. Keyboards can be second to none for filling in the rhythmic atmospherics of a song, especially when wide-panned in contrast to other instruments (for example, a keyboard on the left speaker harmonizing with a line that a guitar on the right speaker is playing). They also tend to be very amenable to being heavily processed with effects—moreso than other instruments, due to their inherent synthetic nature. Applying steep, bold EQ curves, hefty distortion, and deep washes of reverb can often sound perfectly fine with these instruments.
ADM KEYS 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 KEYS was curated and organized by Animus Invidious of PerforModule for Isotonik Studios.