Users of Live 10.0.5 and below (also Live 9) need to manually connect Live to the latest version of Max 8:
1. Go to cycling74.com/downloads and install Max 8 on your computer. No additional purchase required.
2. Launch Live and go into its preferences under “File / Folder” / “Max Application”. Here you can select the Max version Live should use. Select the new Max 8 version you’ve just installed and restart Live.
Q, Why do I need to do this?
A, Signal makes use of some newer features of Max 8, which is not part of the Live application yet. It will most likely be part of the Live 10.0.6 update, but until then you’ll need to download and connect it yourself manually.
Q, Do I need to purchase Max or anything else?
A, No, you only need a Max for Live licence, which is included in Ableton Live Suite.
Q, What happens if the 30 days demo of Max runs out?
A, Nothing, you’re not using the demo, since you have a Max for Live licence.
Modulat 1.247 – Released 4/08/2023
– Fixed cursor interactions with specific GUI elements.
– This update marks the end of support for Live 9. Version 1.246 is still available for download, but starting with this version we can unfortunately only provide updates for Live 10 and newer.
Modulat 1.243 – Released 18/10/2021
– Updated all UI elements to the latest versions.
– Doubled the amount of Envelope and Steps modules that can be automated. This added 28 more automatable parameters to all devices. Unlimited modules are still possible without automations of course.
– Fixed an issue within the Delay module, which prevented minimum and maximum interval values to be set correctly.
– Updated UI elements to latest versions which includes a couple of bugfixes.
– Windows: Modules with graph editors can now scroll by click and dragging in the background properly while holding the CTRL key.
Modulat 1.241 – Released 17/2/2021
– Modulat now allows the use of all MIDI related modules in every device type when used in Live 11. This is a limitation of Live 10 and below.
– It is now possible to disable static delay compensation in the latency devices, because Live 11 can now modulate without this delay as long as the modulator is located in front of the receiving device.
– Updated GUI elements to latest versions.
– Full hints are now always displayed in Lives info window in the bottom left, regardless if hints are enabled or not.
– Minor bugfixes in various modules and GUI elements.
Modulat V1.239 – Released 29/11/2020
– All GUI elements:
— Improved efficiency for data transmitions.
— Fixed a bug that could potentially break the device if an element received a function call after being deleted.
— Dials, some number boxes and sliders were able in rare occasions to not use the correct initial value when double clicking them.
— Adjusted text positions and paddings in various elements, most noticable in buttons and menus, for better consistency.
– Axis labels (Function, Spread, Swing):
— Improved rendering methods.
— Zooming and shifting the view was not working correctly in rare situations.
– Graphs (Function, Spread, Swing, Envelope):
— Shifting and zooming the view from within the graph itself is now done through a more efficient transmition to the labels.
– Observer module:
— Mapping to a parameter was able to break the module.
— Replaced the options button with the correct graphic. It was still using an arrow, which was changed for all modules in a previous update for a more intuitive design.
— If the mapped parameter in Live used a range of -1 to 1, the Observer module was not updating its output correctly until the mapping was changed to a different parameter.
— The “Experimental Filter Follower Live 10” was not using the correct device path.
Modulat V1.234 – Released 19/6/2020
Modulat V1.233 – Released 26/4/2020
Thanks everone who helped me find new issues with the previous version. There were a lot of major changes under the hood to improve the GUI and overall code maintainabillity, which created a handful of new bugs as expected. This update fixed all of them and I recommend every user to install it. Here are the changes since the last public release:
Various bug fixes:
Modulat 1.229 – Released 2nd February 2020
This update includes a lot of major changes under the hood for code maintainabillity. This allows me to keep updating Modulat in the future while also speeding up development. Because of all these changes there is a higher risk than usual for new bugs to emerge. Consider this update a test or beta version. It is advised to skip this update and wait for the next one if you heavily rely on Modulat for important projects. You can roll back to the previous version if you delete the Modulat package first in Live, but if you find any problems please let me know so I can fix them.
– Monitoring signals: Added close button for each signal, hold SHIFT or CMD (CTRL on Windows) to close all at once.
– Browser: Hold SHIFT while spawning a module to immediately close the browser at the same time.
– GUI interactions are now more efficient and should feel a little bit smoother. The whole GUI system has been upgraded to the latest versions for each element.
– Various bug fixes including:
— Some modules were not activating their audio processing in some situations when loading or duplicating them.
— Mappings to other elements (Remote, Observer, Latency devices) were displaying text of the mapped element surrounded by ” characters.
Modulat 1.221 – Released 4th November 2019
Formerly known as Signal, Modulat is a toolbox of modules that can be connected together to create or modify signals from Ableton Live, transform and output them as Audio or control for parameters. Begin by spawning modules from the menu and then connect them with patch cords by clicking on each modules inputs (left) and outputs (right). You can click on any output to monitor its signal within the scope and all modules run at audio rate. Use the Audio In & Out Modules to exchange signals between devices or to send & receive control voltage.
Modulat is a node based / modular playground for control signals such as LFOs, envelopes and automations. Most Max for Live control devices have a lot of issues and limit the possibilities by completely taking over the control of a parameter in Live. Signal uses audio signals for all its calculations and lets you route them however you want giving you a lot more options while keeping the highest quality possible along with staying sample accurate.
Additionally it eliminates chain mapping, where you would use an LFO on another one. Since every mapping in Live introduces a delay as well as CPU usage, chain mapping is not useful at all. With Modulat you only need one mapping to make everything possible. You can always add another signal and keep expanding the setup. Especially by using multiple instances you can use Lives own routing to mix control signals, record them and play them back in any way using the session view, the Looper device or simply by triggering them using Simpler/Sampler.
Additionally Modulat is the only device on the market that provides a workaround to control parameters in sync with Live by compensating for the delay. You can find out more about this workaround on page 10 of the user guide linked below.
The modules in Modulat are versatile, you don’t need a lot of them to create something useful. With a lot of additional features that haven’t been done before, bypassing mapped parameters for example, Signal is the ultimate control device.
With the flexibility Modulat becomes a meta language, you can basically create your own control devices exactly how you like it without actually having to program them in Max. Signal takes away all the work of getting the basics to work and leaves you only with the decision making.
INPUTS & OUTPUTS
Audio In / Out – Receive and send audio using the device inputs and outputs.
Dial – This module simply outputs the dial value, which can be automated.
MIDI In / Out – Receives and sends MIDI data.
Note In – Receives MIDI notes and outputs a trigger, pitch and velocity signal.
Observer – This module outputs the value of any parameter in Live.
Remote – Controls parameters in Live with the incoming signal.
Envelope – Generates an AHDSR curve controlled by a trigger signal input with an output range of 0 to 1.
Follower – This module expects an audio signal input and generates a signal that follows the incoming amplitudes.
LFO – The curve is customizable and the presets in the list above can be used as a starting point.
Noise – This module outputs random values within the range specified (including the low and high values themselves).
Step – This module is basically a step sequencer. It allows the use of curves and all kind of shapes, but with the dials at the bottom it is designed to be used as a step sequencer.
Function – This module translates an incoming signal using a customizable curve.
Spread – This module will take multiple inputs and adds a value to it speci#ed with the number directly next to the input.
Jitter – This module creates a jitter signal with a customizable frequency, which you can then mix together with other signals.
Smooth – This module takes a signal and smoothes it out to avoid quick movements.
Clock – This module generates a clock signal that loops after a set amount of bars.
Counter – Whenever this module receives a trigger ON value it will count the Milliseconds, samples or beats (quarter notes / clock signal) that have passed.
Delay – This module can delay a signal with positive values as well as negative, which will add latency.
Swing – With this module you can apply swing onto any signal.
Static Delay – An incoming signal can be delayed without the ability to automate the delay time. This has the advantage of using a more efficient method for delaying and is suggested to use when no automation is needed. These two controls for milliseconds and samples are already included in most input and output modules. This module simply allows you to use them anywhere in the signal flow.
Trigger Delay – Trigger signals can be delayed with any delay module, but by using this module the three trigger states are separated and delayed individually.
Trigger Duration – This module can limit the duration of trigger signals with a minimum and maximum length that can be speci+ed in milliseconds or samples. Both the minimum and maximum values can be controlled in audio rate by connecting signals into the module inputs. To deactivate the maximum limitation entirely with a signal, make sure the signal is 0 since a value of 0 will deactivate the limitation just as the activation buttons would.
Math – You can perform basic math operations by selecting a method in the drop down.
Movement – This module analyses an incoming signal and reports its movement.
Range – The incoming signal will be kept within a customizable range.
Scale – This module allows you to scale a signal by using 4 reference points. If the module receives the value speci#ed in the top left, it will result in the value shown in the top right. The same goes for the bottom two values.
Mix – This module simply mixes multiple signals together.
Trigger Merge – This simple module will analyse multiple trigger signals and create a single.
PLEASE NOTE: Users of Live 10.0.5 and below (also Live 9) need to manually connect Live to the latest version of Max 8, details Are in the installation section towards the bottom of this page.
Sebastian was introduced to music early on and grew up reverse engineering and producing songs.
While being professionally trained to become a jazz pianist, he learned the ins and outs of many applications and electronic devices. The most important one was the lite version of Ableton Live 4, which enabled him to dive deeper into sound design and other aspects of music production.
By studying audio engineering and working with many studios, Sebastian was introduced to the music industry as he started his work as a mixing engineer and sound designer.
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