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StreakFX (Archived)


Price £15.00

Make it hi-tech, make it neuro, cut it funk, in a streak! Streak FX is a truly unique audio effect for Ableton Live, designed and developed by StrangeLines for out-of-this-world sound morphing, gating and glitching.

StreakFX joins SynFX and MouthBreather to form the Sound Design Collection by StrangeLines and saving you a heap of cash on purchasing the Max for Live Audio Devices separately!

Developer: Strangelines
Compatibility: Ableton Live 9.7.5+ | Live 10+
OS: Mac & Windows
Min. Requirements: MaxforLive is Essential

Q, My device looks different from the product image.

A, In the package you’ll find a font file: install it, reload the device, and you’re cool.

Q, Where do I put the device’s files?

You just need to put the main folder in the respective path:

Mac/PC Audio FX: [USER]/Music/Ableton/User Library/Presets/Audio Effects/Max Audio Effect

Mac/PC Instrument: [USER]/Music/Ableton/User Library/Presets/Instruments/Max Instrument

Mac/PC MIDI FX: [USER]/Music/Ableton/User Library/Presets/MIDI Effects/Max MIDI Effect

Q, It just doesn’t work, I don’t know why.

A, Make sure you have the latest Max version installed, If you’re using an FX device, please make sure you have sound going through it, this may sound silly, but StrangeLines effects often look, behave and sound like synths, although they’re “just” audio effects!


StreakFX is the audio effect born from a rib of Streakulator, the popular midi-modulated audio effect by StrangeLines and it is really an exceptional idea: even easier to work with, it’ll shape any sound or synth in a whole new rich and complex one, in a matter of seconds. StreakFX is a combination of the new hybrid delay-chorus effect by SL, combined with a bit crushing/distortion section, then animated by a perfect gater (large/tight as needed without compromises), drowning into the new “Warp” pitch-shifting effect (StrangeLines exclusive). StreakFX is a simple and powerful tool you’ll love and actually use like in every session. If you’re looking forward for a fast and beautiful experience with uncommon electronic exploration StreakFX is undoubtedly one of the most amazing audio effects to try on your sounds.

StreakFX notable/unique features:

  • Gating with finely adjustable width for both large rhythmic patterns and extremely tight glitches
  • StrangeLines new signature hybrid delay-chorus effect with extreme metallic feedback and feedforward
  • Real-time custom StrangeLines neuro-style pitch shifting (Warp control)
  • Clean, minimalistic, modular, dry/wet-responsive UI

StreakFX joins SynFX and MouthBreather to form the Sound Design Collection by StrangeLines and saving you a heap of cash on purchasing the Max for Live Audio Devices separately!


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Ernesto Cecco D’Ortona is a Sound Developer/Artist, User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) Designer, full-time nerd and of course Max for Live guru from Italy, based in Milan. He’s not new to the Ableton community and is mainly known for his sleek, innovative and easy to use FX plugins for Isotonik Studios & Audiomodern. You’ll find his work spread across the web and available on the best online marketplaces as well: Plugin Boutique, Beatport Sounds, ADSR and so on. He already developed some of the most unique, usable and weird M4L devices worldwide (inspiring Ableton’s Drum Buss with MouthBreather) through his own brand StrangeLines which is focused on bringing strong and unusual electro-neural vibes to the mix through “strange” instruments, both fun and fast to use in the daily rush of the busy music producer. Ernesto’s smart and visionary products feature special and almost pioneering custom-modeled controls (filter, chorus, neuro-style pitch shifting called “warp” and more) and, to date, his work has not disappointed a single reviewer to date, collecting amazing reactions from both users and popular entities such as Synthopia, Ask.Audio, ProducerSpotAbleton itself and many others. The story behind the name is quite interesting (Ernesto’s really good at picking names by the way, see BSOD): if you think about music and sound visually, you may picture in your mind piano keys, guitar strings, sliders or your DAW’s tracks and so on… What do all these have in common? Easy, from a newbie standpoint they’re all interfaces made out of “strange lines” and since to use StrangeLines tools you really don’t need to know much more, you may just enjoy a truly new and innovative sonic experience! StrangeLines is posting new videos about their latest experiments on their official YouTube channel, subscribe & hit the bell to never miss one! You can take a closer look at the StrangeLines project (and interact directly with Ernesto) on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter.

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.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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