The Arcade Series is a collection of MaxforLive Generative Sequencers that can be used on their own or integrated with Ableton Live supported controllers. Designed and created by Ableton Certified Trainer Mark Towers each device takes it’s inspiration from the hours spent in front of flickering screens down the local Arcade.
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.
Released 10th Feb
The Arcade Series One is a collection of MaxforLive Generative Sequencers that can be used on their own or integrated with Ableton Live supported controllers. Designed and created by Ableton Certified Trainer Mark Towers each device takes it’s inspiration from the hours spent in front of flickering screens down the local Arcade.
“When i first loaded up Asteroids i had a melody going in seconds, i keep going back to it in moments where i lack inspiration, it never fails to deliver! I can’t wait to see what Mark and the rest of the Isotonik Crew come up with…”
Each generative sequencer works in standalone mode or can be controlled directly by the Ableton PUSH & Push TWO or Novation LaunchPad & LaunchPad PRO!
Notes are played when Asteroids collide, add more Asteroids for more notes and turn on the Ghost Machine for Echo Notes…
Operational in Note or Drum Rack mode you can use multiple versions of the device with different instruments and create a track from scratch.
With control over the direction, path and speed of each asteroid you can quickly come up with some madly addictive melodies and rhythms…
Next up is PolyPin a Polyrhythmic Performance Sequencer inspired by Pinball. Up to 8 sequencers run in sync or independently using specially developed sequencer modes:
Inspired by the Gameboy classic, we use the blocks principle to create Chords and powerful Arpeggiator sequences.
With device lock now common to all of the Arcade Series you can have your Ableton Push playing Tetriq whilst your LaunchPad smashes PolyPin around!
The original device that acted as the inspiration for the whole series, this is based on the classic Atari game, simple to set up and a breeze to use. Instant Generative Sequencer joy!
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