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 →

Video: Late Night Sound Design: Granulated Resynthesized Bell

Video of a short improv with Max for Live Granulator II, Convolution Reverb; Ping Pong Delay; Frequency Shifter. https://youtu.be/7H3YljBCFww

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 →

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