Photos and Video from Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup 7th Anniversary at Tilt Arcade

We had a crazy fun time at Tilt arcade on Tuesday night at our 7th anniversary celebration! Event description here. Of course the meetup is http://RockyMountainSynth.com. A Huge Thanks To... Tilt for access to their amazing arcade.Istonik Studios who provided 3 licenses for the Arcade Series Ultimate Max for Live sequencer packChris Blarsky who surprised... Continue Reading →

Recommended Video – “What Is MaxForLive… And Why Aren’t You Using It Yet!?” by ELPHNT

Max for Live is an incredibly helpful solution that allows you to further customize and extend Ableton Live. While you can use it as a development tool, many people I've bumped into don't realize it's also extremely useful to artists who don't develop. For example, I've been using it for years now to use Ableton... Continue Reading →

What’s New in Ableton Live 10.0.6 and 10.1 Beta

Live 10.0.6 Now Available Ableton Live 10.0.6 is now available. For me the biggest news here is they "updated the bundled Max application to Max 8.0.2." This means some advanced Max for Live devices ( ex. Isotonik Studios Signal) no longer require you to download Max 8.0.2 and point to that version in Preferences. More... Continue Reading →

Isotonik Studios Max for Live Generative Sequencers Arcade Series Returns

I'm a huge fan of Isotonik Studio's work so I was happy to see The Arcade Series Returns. I'll hopefully have time to dig into these sequencers soon - so for now, I'm spreading the word on a what looks to be a very cool set of Max for Live devices. The Arcade Series Returns is a... Continue Reading →

Ableton Acquires Cycling ’74

It was announced today Ableton Acquired Cycling '74. Congrats to all my friends at both companies! As someone who uses Ableton Live and Max for Live on a daily basis I'm pretty excited to see where this acquisition takes both products. Even as two separate companies, the combination of Live and Max for Live have... Continue Reading →

Watch This Cool Tutorial on How to Make Pink Floyd “On The Run” with Ableton Max for Live OSCiLOTT Modular

I've had Max for Cats OSCiLOTT Max for Live Modular for some time but only recently had time to start digging into it. I've been poking around on YouTube watching tutorial videos on the instrument and bumped into this fantastic demo of how to make Pink Floyd's "On the Run" in 10 Minutes. The demo... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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