1. Unzip the downloaded file
2. Place the folder “Song Sketch” with all its content in: User Library / Presets / Audio Effects / Max Audio Effect
3. Place the file “Sketch Rack.adg” in: User Library / Presets / Audio Effects / Audio Effect Rack
To use Song Sketch: In the Live browser, select “Max for Live” and “Max Audio Effect” and drag “Song Sketch.amxd” to a new channel
Version 2.1.2 – Released 6th November 2023
Arrangement would not work in a specific case: If using “FX type” tracks together with multiple scenes, the arrangement would not work in case clips were missing on some of the scenes in use
Version 2.1.0 – Released 14th November 2022
New features in Song Sketch 2.1
Placing Locators The new “Place Locators” button places locators according to the sections in the arrangement.
Sections Track (Live 11) With the “Sections Track” feature, you will get an extra track on top of your other tracks with empty midi clips that are named according to the sections in the arrangement. (“Sections Track” replaces “Section Names on Clips” for Live 11 users.)
Use Scene Names Any scene names in the Live set can be transferred to the scene settings in Song Sketch, making it easier to work with settings for multiple scenes in Song Sketch.
Other updates in 2.1:
Separate drum rack function is updated to work with the latest Ableton and Max version
Improved font graphics for section names.
With Song Sketch 2 you can quickly draft an arrangement based on your loop and work with different arrangement options for the music that you are composing.
The Song Sketch workflow takes you from a loop to a full track in a few steps:
Song Sketch 2 Starter comes with 72 arrangement templates in 12 different genres and styles. Applying various arrangement templates enables you to quickly test your loops in a full length song. You can also customise the arrangements, for instance by applying the pattern to your loops in different ways, or by editing the length and placement of the different parts of your song. Any work you do in Song Sketch can be saved as a new arrangement template. You can also create your own templates from scratch.
Templates included in Song Sketch 2 Starter:
Song Sketch 2 Pro: CLICK HERE
Song Sketch 2 Starter: CLICK HERE
Expansion pack are available separately and give you additional arrangement templates in a style of your choice, they are compatible with Song Sketch 2 Pro and Song Sketch 2 Starter editions. Available expansion packs include: