PMX FX

Price £16.50

PMX FX is made up of Ableton Live racks for adding pseudo-realistic functions to different instrument types.

  • Includes updated versions of racks originally packaged alongside various PMX-300 instruments plus brand new racks.
  • 15 Audio Effects designed for Drums, Bass, Ambient, Pads, Mallets, Guitars, Harpsichords, Organs, Experimental, Pianos, Plucked, Rhythmic, Brass, Strings, & Woodwinds.
  • 4 MIDI Effects which add supplemental functionality to guitar, bass guitar, & harp instruments.
  • Plus a Container Instrument with filter which follows played input notes.

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Description

PMX FX – USAGE IDEAS

Since each of the racks contained in this pack does a different, specific thing, they can often complement each other in combinations quite well.

For example, using “Bass Octaver” pre-instrument for a bassline, placing “Bass Texturizer” afterward to enhance the lower thickness, and finishing up with “Brasher” to enhance upper clarity can work nicely together.

A bland digital piano part could have “KeyPlunk”, “Leslee Rotary”, “Butterfly Tremolo”, and “Creamy PadWasher” all applied in sublte amounts to really swirl some life into it.

“Harpeggiator”, “Rhythmic ResoBumper”, “PadSpace” and “MS TremoGlitcher” all applied to a blip synth might result in some spacey future scifi epicness.

Experiment and have fun!

PMX FX CONTENTS – AUDIO EFFECTS, INSTRUMENT & MIDI EFFECTS

for DRUMS

Attack Room

Set separate thresholds for transient-filtered saturation to bite out attack transients whilst simultaneously digging out room ambience. This can lead to percussion that is both larger and more forward sounding without blurring punch.

for BASS

Bass Texturizer 2.0

Adds a nice metallic color to bass which really helps it punch through a mix.

for BRASS

Brasher

Designed to boost the frequencies specifically perceived by the human brains as “harsh” or “painful”. Used in small amounts this can add a touch of perceptible clarity, while pushed hard it can provide some zesty bite.

for AMBIENT & PADS

Creamy PadWasher

A tasty modulation scheme combining value ranges of frequency modulation with chorusing, for a 3-dimensional, swirling resonant space enhancement.

for MALLETS

Butterfly Tremolo 1.1

Adds in the sound of the source material being played through rotating valves and moving water.

for GUITARS

ComboAmp 1.2

Quickly hone in amp cabinet tone with a selector switch to decide upon your preamp, cabinet, and post-EQ chain, gainstaged against pink noise for consistent levels between models. In addition all models include custom EQ curves which are also affected by the tone pot controls.

Funky Auto Wah 1.1

Use for a classic “auto-wah” effect which will alter a filter cutoff frequency in response to the input level.

for HARPSICHORDS

KeyPlunk 1.1

Simulate the weight of solid keys being dropped when played physically. Use subtly to help digital keyboards sound more acoustic, or not so subtly for special effects.

for ORGANS

Leslee Rotary 1.1

Emulates a vintage rotating organ speaker system including tube preamp feeding into dual rotation motors for separate woofer and horn speakers realistic doppler effect. There is also a third, optional stationary reverb speaker. Parameters are modeled on actual classic physical organs.

PLEASE NOTE that installation of MaxForLive and the free Live Pack MaxForLive Essentials is required for the doppler effect to function.

for EXPERIMENTAL

MS TremoGlitcher

Splits the signal into center and sides applied with mirrored tremolo modulation curves and glitchy beat repeating for trippy mind- and stereo-expanding weirdness.

for PIANOS

Piano Reverb 1.1

Specifically desigend for use with piano-type instruments, it adds in chromatic resonance similar to that caused by the strings in the body of a piano, for a characteristic lush & somewhat creepy sound. The “Piano Girth” macro reflects the physical size of the piano.

for PLUCKED

Pluck Space 1.1

A modulated-stereo reverberation effect which also sculpts the tone with extra texture, optimized for plucked string instruments. Use low settings to add subtle warmth; use higher settings for lush decay tails.

for RHYTHMIC

Rhythmic ResoBumper

Cool device making use of the “quantize” function of a pair of auto filters for applying stepped, synced, rhythmic filter resonance jump patterns to add variety to sequences.

for STRINGS or PADS

Slowww

One-knob spatial reverb organificated with three forms of modulation. The more you turn it up, the bigger and slowwer it gets.

for WOODWINDS

Wind Pipe 1.1

Can be used to add a breathy sort of sound to instruments which use forced air to play notes. The “Wind Amount” macro control adds in the sound, and the “Tune” knob determines where the tonality ranges along the approximate limits of the human vocal range.

for LEAD SYNTHS

Zoink Container

A blank instrument rack for dropping any MIDI instrument into. It features the Zoink Filter, which will follow its resonance point along with the notes you play leading to a pointed, incisive sound. You can modify its tone and instill instability for extreme zoinkiness.

PLEASE NOTE that installation of MaxForLive and the free Live Pack  M4L Building Tools

for GUITAR & PLUCKED

12-String

Adds higher octave doubled notes according to a standard 12-string guitar’s layout which can be used to add sparkle and richness to parts. Note that the MIDI instrument being played needs to have enough voice polyphony to handle the original the generated notes, and also must have velocity sensitivity for ideal functionality.

Bass Octaver

Add in a lower octave to the sound optimized for bass. The octave effect will be most prominent in the main bass guitar range and will be quieter on higher-pitched (and extremely low-pitched) input notes. Note that the bass instrument must have velocity sensitivity and at least a polyphony of 2 to function.

Harpeggiator

A silly, fun midi effect to be able to play a range of arpeggios simply by holding down a key or keys on your midi keyboard.
Place it before an instrument, hold down some keys, and twist the knob. You can also make sure the notes are filtered by key & mode, if desired.

Strumtain

Play back chords of notes which are triggered simultaneously as “strummed”, with choice between different stroke styles.
It also has the side effect (which can be unfortunate or fortunate) of enforcing note sustain and ignoring newly triggered over held notes. For best results, edit note tails in the MIDI Note Editor to end before new notes begin.

 

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