FUNCTION SUITE by Ned RUSH

Function led effect powerhouse!

£35.00

(1 customer review)
Functions are a suite of “sound transformers” that use a breakpoint function editor to apply modulation to the sound.

Different from many standard audio effects with built in modulation capabilities like LFO’s or envelope generators, the Function allows you to draw in complex custom modulation shapes or multi-stage envelopes, which can then be indexed using a variety of signals, producing linear and non-linear modulations, designed to create interesting forms of movement.
COMPATIBILITY: Ableton Live 10 / 11 Suite or Ableton Live 10 / 11 Standard with MaxforLive Installed
OS COMPATIBILITY: Mac & Windows
Min. Requirements: Ableton Live 10 Suite or Ableton Live Standard with MaxforLive
Function Suite MaxforLive Devices for Ableton Live by Ned RUSH
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    1 review for FUNCTION SUITE by Ned RUSH

    1. paul coultrup (verified owner)

      fun plugins capable of great sound design. Four stars because i feel like they could have a bit more control as well as randomization options. expecially the envelope. Overall worth the price and a great tool regardless

      • Darren E Cowley (Admin)

        Hey Paul, great feedback thank you, what in particular would you like randomisation control over?

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    INSTALLATION:

    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.

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    FUNCTION SUITE by Ned RUSH

    Functions are a suite of “sound transformers” that use a breakpoint function editor to apply modulation to the sound. Different from many standard audio effects with built in modulation capabilities like LFO’s or envelope generators, the Function allows you to draw in complex custom modulation shapes or multi-stage envelopes, which can then be indexed using a variety of signals, producing linear and non-linear modulations, designed to create interesting forms of movement.

    These signals used to index the Function can be synced to Ableton’s tempo to create unusual grooves or at free rate for extremely slow or fast modulations. All of the devices share the same Function UI concept. Where they differ is which element of the effect the Function is controlling.

    PUSH COMPATIBILITY

    For the first time in a MaxforLive Device we’ve made the Function object controllable from the dials of the Ableton Push, you can edit existing breakpoints and add new ones directly from your controller. 

    Function Suite MaxforLive Devices for Ableton Live by Ned RUSH

    Delay High/Delay Low sets the values of the Function when it’s at its highest point and lowest point. In the case of the Delay, it sets the minimum and maximum delay time on the X and Y axis. These will vary across each of the other effects in the Suite.

    Feedback in this example sets the feedback for the delay but again, other parameter options will be available depending on which effect you are using, for example on the Filter you have different filter types.

    Function Suite MaxforLive Devices for Ableton Live by Ned RUSH

    In the Filter, the Function controls the Cut-Off Frequency with its range set by the High and Low values.

    Other options include Filter type and resonance.

    Function Suite MaxforLive Devices for Ableton Live by Ned RUSH

    The Function in the Pitch Delay modulates the pitch of the delay set by the high and low values. Length is the time of the delay in milliseconds. Fade applies an amplitude window to the delay looping.

    Function Suite MaxforLive Devices for Ableton Live by Ned RUSH

    The Function modulates the frequency of the ring modulation set by the high and low values. Other options include the oscillator type that is applying the modulation; Cycle, Saw, Rect and Random.

    Function Suite MaxforLive Devices for Ableton Live by Ned RUSH

    The Function scrubs through the start position of the recently recorded audio stored in the buffer. The amount of audio stored is set by the Buffer Size. Again, think of this like a tape loop. You can dial in how much of the buffer you want to scrub through with the Amount dial.

    Function Suite MaxforLive Devices for Ableton Live by Ned RUSH

    The Function modulates the loop size of the recently recorded contents of the buffer set by the Buffer Size. The Amount dial selects how big the loop size is to modulate.

    Function Suite MaxforLive Devices for Ableton Live by Ned RUSH

    The Function modulates around the start position of the recently recorded buffer set by the Buffer Size. This creates the classic grungy time-stretch sound. Amount sets how much of the buffer the stretch through. Pitch allows you to shift the pitch of the playback up. Fade applies an amplitude window to the playback. Length sets the size of the playback window.

    Function Suite MaxforLive Devices for Ableton Live by Ned RUSH

    The Function modulates the pitch of the internal synth oscillators used as the modulator for the Vocoder set by the High and Low note values. You have options here to choose between Saw and Rectangle, to Detune the synth in stereo, apply a filter with controls for frequency, resonance and filter type, and also apply a sub oscillator with a built in envelope follower with controls over the downward slide of the envelope and gain.

    Function Suite MaxforLive Devices for Ableton Live by Ned RUSH

    The Function applies volume modulation to the incoming audio between 0 and 1 at unity gain. 

    Function Suite MaxforLive Devices for Ableton Live by Ned RUSH

    Function Freeze is an FFT freeze delay buffer. The Function indexes around the start position of the currently frozen buffer. You can select how much audio you record into the buffer using the Buffer Size drop down menu. The buffer gets updated on each pass of the buffer size, so think of it like an FFT tape loop.

    Function Suite MaxforLive Devices for Ableton Live by Ned RUSH

    Rounding off the Function Suite is a utility device with no inbuilt effects. If you already love the way that the Function Suite works, this device will allow you to extend the series further and map it to any parameter within Live.

    We consider this to be a BETA device in that it uses Ableton Live’s new Live.Map abstraction, this requires MaxforLive 8.6 as a minimum. We hope that Ableton continue to update the abstraction based on feedback to make life easier for all creators to use.

    We hope you enjoy Functions by Ned Rush. Please tag @mrnedrush and @isotonikstudios when you upload your experiments or jams to social media.

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