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 10th October 2023
Curves EQ draws inspiration from the iconic hardware designs like Pultec EQP-1A3 with a handful of helpful additions. Following the architecture of the hardware, it captures the sound and utility of working with the hardware. In our experience it’s the easiest EQ to work with as it gets you where you need to be faster than any other EQ we’ve used.
SIGNAL PATH AND PROCESSING
Curves EQ follows the parallel architecture of the renown hardware units. It involves the division of the input signal into separate paths. Each band undergoes separate equalization, the results are coherently summed at the output. Unlike the serial eqs, like EQ8 where the bands are following each other which is one of the biggest reasons for it’s unique character.
Curves EQ bears a handful of useful additions: low-cut filter to help tame low frequencies and unlike the original it’s been inspired by — ability to both boost and cut the mid peak and high shelf. It also supports a wider range of frequency selection than the hardware. And although since it’s digital, we could go with continuous frequency selection, it’s a deliberate choice to employ a selection of carefully tuned frequencies as it’s one of the reasons why it’s so easy to use.
TUBE & IRON
Like its hardware counterparts, it emulates tube/transformer output section as well as inductor based mid band design inviting subtle and sometimes not-so-subtle harmonic content into the original content. Push a hotter signal into the EQ to introduce more harmonics into your signal and compensate with the output gain.
In case if saturation is undesired, circuits can be bypassed for clean sound.
The Pultec Trick — this simultaneous boost and cut of the low frequency band — can add remarkable depth to a bass guitar or give a kick drum that perfect punch. When applied to a full mix or a bus, it brings forth a richness, making tracks sound fuller and more vibrant.
Curves EQ also allows you to disconnect the low band boost and cut frequencies to provide additional flexibility.
Having only 4 bands to play around may seem limiting, but it works remarkably well on individual tracks, buses and is a great addition to your mastering toolbox as well.
AUTHENTIC LOOK & FEEL
All our devices follow the established Ableton Live design conventions and blend nicely with the existing selection of tools while employing a unique look. Color scheme adapts to the selected Live color theme naturally. While the design of our devices is functional, it also is easy on the eyes.
PUSH 3 STANDALONE READY
All Monomono devices work on Push 3 in Standalone mode.