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.
Initial Release – 10 Oct 2023
This pair of audio and MIDI effects are mostly designed to first capture organic gestures performed in their X/Y panels and use them after as control agents for both external parameters and others within Ableton Live.
Mime features two main sections. The first one creates, records, plays back and saves X/Y coordinates. The second uses them to shape four individual control sources, defining different kinds of MIDI control messages (CC, Pitch Bend, Aftertouch, etc) or simply mapping specific Live parameters from the control outputs located in the Route section.
Stairway is a simple but versatile audio/MIDI effect that offers a different approach to randomness as a source for expression and control. It generates patterns from a limited group of values, used to produce real time modulations over external devices and parameters inside Live. From a maximum of eight possible values to choose from, Stairway creates unpredictable combinations depending on a set of parameters that will add more or less variations to the sequence.
Just like most devices featured in the Control Pack, this MIDI effect is mostly designed to enhance musical expression by first randomizing Note messages and using them after as instrument triggers or control values for external parameters and others within Ableton Live. Dice features two main sections. The first adds individual degrees of randomness to incoming Note and Velocity values. The second uses both as control sources, either by defining different kinds of MIDI control messages (CC, Pitch Bend, Aftertouch, etc) or by simply mapping specific Live parameters from the output rows located in the Route section.
Both XL and XS versions of this Max for Live MIDI effect are designed to display and easily manage up to eighteen MIDI Control Change messages, commonly used as modulation source for external devices such as synthesizers, drum machines, samplers, or any other instrument that enables remote control by this specific type of message. CC Manager offers an intuitive interface for scenarios where multiple parameters ask for simultaneous control, when their changes must be extremely precise, or even if they are just too complex to be manually performed.
Depending on what instrument or device is receiving the information, control sources can be formatted as:
These formats are particularly useful when working with instruments like Sampler, Operator or even Wavetable, all of which offer a versatile modulation section for very specific parameters that otherwise would not support MIDI mapping nor clip automation.