Wireless Controllerism on Windows 10 with Microsoft’s Xbox One Wireless “S” Bluetooth Game Controller

If you've been following along, you know I've been experimenting with the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 as a musical instrument platform for Live, Max for Live and virtual modular. I've also been working towards a completely wireless battery operated setup for a rapid setup rig for live improvisational work including wireless expressive controllers. Another advantage … Continue reading Wireless Controllerism on Windows 10 with Microsoft’s Xbox One Wireless “S” Bluetooth Game Controller

Reminder – Ableton Sale Ending January 11th – Consider Operator and Max for Live

A reminder - the Ableton Sale Ends January 11th - save 20% on Live, Live upgrades, Max for Live, Push, and Live Packs. Can't Make The Leap to Suite? Operator - FM Joy! If you are an existing Live user and you can't make the jump to Suite, you may want to consider picking up … Continue reading Reminder – Ableton Sale Ending January 11th – Consider Operator and Max for Live

Winter Projects with @uheplugins Zebra 2: Sound Design, New Max for Live Device, and Refining Lemur Patch

Winter is here in Boulder, CO. This time of year I tend to do a lot of sound design work next to a nice warm fire :^) I traditionally pick one synth to focus on and create patches from INIT. This year I picked an old favorite, U-He's Zebra 2. I've already got 70+ patches I've … Continue reading Winter Projects with @uheplugins Zebra 2: Sound Design, New Max for Live Device, and Refining Lemur Patch

Using Cycling ’74 BEAP Modular in Max for Live

I'm digging deeper into BEAP. Note - I've created a category for BEAP posts - http://www.modulatethis.com/beap/. Today I worked out how to use a BEAP patch with Max for Live. The trick is to MIDI from Live's "midin" object to BEAP's MIDI to Signal then map the audio to BEAP's M4L-OUT. You can then use … Continue reading Using Cycling ’74 BEAP Modular in Max for Live

Let the Sonification Experiments Begin with Ableton Connection Kit

Sonification of Weather Data Inspired by the JSON Weather Max for Live device that is part of the new Ableton Connection Kit, I've started my journey to figure out how to use real-time weather data for both sonification and to modulate interactive visuals. I registered and received my API key for Dark Sky API (which … Continue reading Let the Sonification Experiments Begin with Ableton Connection Kit

Max 7 Sneak Preview: Episode 2 “Cat Rave”

Here is a fun teaser video of Max 7. You can now incorporate Max for Live devices in Max. This video also shows off some new video attributes. Max 7 Sneak Preview: Episode 2 "Cat Rave”. Anyone who buys Max 6 now -- a new copy or an upgrade -- gets the Max 7 upgrade … Continue reading Max 7 Sneak Preview: Episode 2 “Cat Rave”

Dub Machines M4L Tape and Analog Delays & Art + Music + Technology Podcast Interview with Developers

Surreal Machines (http://www.surrealmachines.com/) has released a new set of Max for Live devices for Ableton Live called Dub Machines. For $39 you get 2 devices, 95 presets, and 2 live sets. Dub Machines is a pair of expertly designed Max for Live devices that reproduce, and expand on the sound of classic tape and analog … Continue reading Dub Machines M4L Tape and Analog Delays & Art + Music + Technology Podcast Interview with Developers

Robert Henke LFO 2.0 Max for Live Device for Ableton Live 9.x

LFO 2.0 is the result of trying to build the best general purpose swiss knife LFO for myself. It needs Ableton Live 9.x with Max4Live installed. It offers three basic ways of modulating a target: Directly via Live's engine, (Engine) which disables manual control of the target parameter and is perfect for fast modulations. Or … Continue reading Robert Henke LFO 2.0 Max for Live Device for Ableton Live 9.x

How to use Max for Live LFO MIDI Device to Add Drift to Ableton Analog

I’m starting a new category called M4L Essentials where I can offer ideas on how to use the devices included with Live 9 Studio to turn Live itself into more of a modular synth. These M4L devices can help you overcome the lack of built-in mod matrixes in many of the Live instruments. This will … Continue reading How to use Max for Live LFO MIDI Device to Add Drift to Ableton Analog

Ableton Announces Four New Premium Max for Live Devices Including Video FX

Ableton just announced new premium Max for Live devices. Note, I think this is the first time Ableton has released “premium” devices and prices range between $24 and $39. The embedded video below offers an overview.   Here is a description of the effects from the Ableton site. Spectrum Effects by Amazing Noises Spectrum Effects … Continue reading Ableton Announces Four New Premium Max for Live Devices Including Video FX

Listen to “Falling” Sound Design Experiment with Live 9 + Max for Live Convolution Reverb Pro Using IR Made with Pitch-to-MIDI Absynth Patch

I was experimenting with Live 9’s new pitch-to-MIDI and Max for Live Convolution Reverb Pro a few days back and come up with this idea.     Here is the process I followed. I started with a vocal sample by the wonderful artist Snowflake (CC-BY-NC faccmixter.org/files/snowflake/37827). BTW I remixed one of her tracks last year … Continue reading Listen to “Falling” Sound Design Experiment with Live 9 + Max for Live Convolution Reverb Pro Using IR Made with Pitch-to-MIDI Absynth Patch