Clap Machine for Ableton Max4Live/Ableton Live
Did you ever want to invite friends over to clap hands on top of one of your tracks and record them? Well, we did.. and made a plug-in. Loose (if you wish) and Lively!
The “Clap Machine” is a random clap generator providing an emulation of real live hand-claps, layered with some of our favorite impacts and white-noises sampled from a Clap-Trap and a Vermona, allowing interesting and lively combinations between Modern and Vintage settings for a unique and flexible sound. Claps will never sound the same (literally!)
Each trigger plays 5 “real hands” from the “Live” module, each one randomly selecting a single real hand-made clap sample in their own bank, with a random timing that can be loosened or tightened, thus emulating real disco hand-claps. The “Analog”, “Noise” and “Impact” modules provide extra sample layers of the body, the noise/verb and transient of carefully selected waveforms of old and new Drum Machines for extra sonic possibilities. Pitch, Decay, Volume, Filter and Stereo Image settings to fine-tune the sound to your taste.
The Clap Machine features an Auto-Play Mode playing the usual 2 and 4 with early timing possibilities, but can also be triggered via Midi by playing the D1 on your keyboard.
Empirical Sequencers – 16 Step Sequencer for Ableton Max4Live/Ableton Live (2 versions included)
The “Empirical Sequencer” is a bigger version of our favorite “Cute Little Sequencer”. It features the same ease of use and creativity of it’s little brother with a few extra features. We kept the main characteristics such as the independent sequence lines allowing polyrhythms, the randomisation and the forced scales that made the success of the “Little” version, but extended the number of steps to 16 and replaced the velocity sequence for a “Parameter Control” line for increased flexibility.
Two versions of the plug-in are included in the download to suit your studio needs:
Parameter Edition – Features a Live Parameter Control line assignable to any parameter in Ableton Live – great with internal synths or Ableton plug-ins. (e.g. you can sequence reverb sends, decays, or anything you can map)
Midi CC# Edition – Features a Midi Control Change # line assignable to any Midi CC# on the same Midi channel of your sequencer – great with external synths. (e.g. you can sequence your filter cut-off or anything you assign via Midi CC#)
The polyrhythm features on those lines will provide extra funk to your bass-lines and melodies, but line can also be used independently to automate (e.g) a Compressor value, or a Reverb. Unleash those unexpected sequences and loops at the press of a button.
Press4Acid – 8 Step Sequencer for Ableton Max4Live/Ableton Live
Press4Acid is a dedicated 8 step sequencer orientated for Bass-Lines and inspired by classics. It features independent Glide and Accent sequence lines, as well as creative random features, forced scales and polyrhythm options. An inspiring tool to control any monophonic synth or plug-in with portamento/glide such as (e.g.) the Roland TB-03 or NI Monark. Can you pass the Acid test?