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ADM AMBIENT by Brian Funk

Bring your Pads to Life


ADM AMBIENT contains 119 atmospheric, evolving Instrument Racks for Ableton Live. Each sound is great for providing textures, sonic beds, and dense atmospheric realms to your music. The instruments are made from a wide range of synthesizer and real world instrument samples, and each can be customized with expressive macro controls.
Developer: Brian Funk
Compatibility: Ableton Live 10+
OS: Mac & Windows
Min. Requirements: Ableton Live Standard 9.7.5+


ADM AMBIENT is an Ableton Live Pack that contains the best atmospheric, evolving Instrument Rack presets collected from 16 classic Ableton Live Packs by Brian Funk. Many instruments are built from samples of exciting analog and digital synthesizers, such as the Sequential Circuits’s Prophet 6 and Prophet 8, Roland’s Juno 106, Moog’s Sub Phatty and Concertmate MG-1, Teenage Engineering’s OP-1, Korg’s MS-20, and various VST plug-ins. Other presets are built with samples of real world instruments that have been manipulated and processed with a range of effects.

The instruments are built on a variety of different musical themes. Some samples were recorded to VHS and/or Cassette tapes, creating a vintage and sometimes lo-fi sound. Others are meant to capture the essence of classic vintage synthesizers. Some presets are have dense textures and rhythmic movements, while others are softer, smoother, and more peaceful.

AMBIENT contains sounds perfect for laying down atmospheric backdrops for any style of audio project. The 120 presets each have their own carefully programmed Macro Controls, which allow you to customize any sound, however you like, to fit in your own musical compositions. In that way, these 120 sounds can be changed into an endless diversity of textures, helping you develop your own unique sound and style for your music.

AMBIENT is a self-installing and highly organized Ableton Live Pack that makes finding the perfect sound easy. After AMBIENT auto-installs into your Ableton Live Library, you will find the instruments with your Factory Packs, as well as in the Sounds portion of your Library, under “Ambient & Evolving” and “Pad.” Simply drag a preset onto a track in your project and get to work!

ADM AMBIENT 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 AMBIENT was curated and organized by Animus Invidious of PerforModule for Isotonik Studios.


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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.