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Note Range Setters by PerforModule

Filter, Block & Divert MIDI Notes


A database of MIDI Filters which restrict a MIDI instruments playable notes to match that of a chosen physical instrument or vocal range out of an extensive array of choices. Includes complete assortments of standard orchestral instrument ranges as well as those of acoustic folk instruments from around the world.
Developer: PerforModule
Compatibility: Ableton Live 9.7.5+ | Live 10
OS: Mac & Windows
Min. Requirements: Ableton Live Intro 9.7.5+


Provides 261 instrument and vocal range MIDI Filters to choose from, categorized by type.

  • Brass: 36 ranges
  • Exotic: 2 ranges
  • Guitar & Plucked: 58 ranges
  • Mallets: 8 ranges
  • Percussive: 5 ranges
  • Piano & Keys: 14 ranges
  • Strings: 15 ranges
  • Voices: 35 ranges
  • Winds: 88 ranges

These range presets can be extremely useful whan composing pieces which real instruments will eventually play, especially if you don’t have access to said instruments. Instead of spending time looking data up, you can just drop a note range onto an instrument to ensure you don’t write any notes the instrument would be physically unable to play. Since many virtual instruments don’t restrain their note ranges, it is quite easy to accidentaly, say, compose a violin part which ventures far beyond what one can normally play. Another usage to consider is arbitrarily setting note ranges for instrument parts during composition to boost creativty. If you aren’t familiar with the concept, be sure to research arbitrary limitations enabling increased creativity.

Also provides three MIDI Effect Racks for making your own custom Note Ranges.

Note Range Blocker (Relative) – Can be used to “ignore” a range of notes inside its playable range.

Useful if you happen to have (or want to pretened to have) the odd case of an instrument which has a “hole” in the middle of its playable range. Use a Note Range Setter to determine the min and max, then use instances of this to determine the areas which will be unplayable. Perhaps you have a piano with a few bad notes and you want to make sure not to compose anything which uses those? (period instead?)

Note Range Setter (Absolute) – Determines range by directly setting the min and max notes.

Used to make your own note ranges quickly when you know the minimum and maximum notes which you can then save in your user library. Saving note range presets for your voice and for all your instruments is very useful for draft composition.

Note Range Setter (Relative) – determines range by setting the minimum and then a distance above it.

This might be useful for automating a note range that you’d like to change over time. If you adjust the minimum value, the maximum will move up or down along with it (unlike the Absolute version, in which automating either the min or max would not affect the other).


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5 June 2018

Maintenance update, cosmetic polishing.

Final Live 9 update.



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.



PerforModule is the brainchild of Animus Invidious. Over the year Animus has collaborated with scores of artists from all over the world on songs appearing on various albums and compilations. He has mastering credits on about a dozen albums with his unofficial brand “Tasty Mastering”. Known for having sensibilities covering both acoustic as well as electronic music, he has mastered material by Astara Summers, Hopeful Heroines, Michael Garfield, Charlie Milo Trio, Phat Kid, StoneyBertz, Lil’ Flip and others.The most recent album mastered by Animus Invidious is “Face Our Own Reflection” by Joy Tru, which includes multiple songs that have achieved FM radio play reaching hundreds of thousands of listeners.As a Sound Designer Animus has assisted various musicians with tailored sound design tasks over the years (for example, he appears in the credits of the prog metal album Solipsism by the band Left Brain). In 2013, Animus started and began sharing clever and useful custom Ableton Live racks which he had crafted. Shortly thereafter, his “Vocoverb” device was featured on Ableton Live’s website and the rest is history.LINKS – WEBSITE

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