The Ableton Live Suite actually includes a whole new range of powerful Max for Live devices. Originally a separate application, Max has been incorporated much more closely into the Live environment, allowing anyone with the requisite skills to create their own instruments and effects that integrate directly into the DAW for ultimate power and flexibility. In this video from the course Ableton Live 10 402: New Max Devices In Action, Noah Pred explores DS Kick, a kick drum synth that uses a modulated sine wave to generate sound.
Ableton Live 10 402: New Max Devices In Action
Taking a Drum Rack, Noah adds an instance of DS (drum synth) Kick, and then a second. He dives into the module's simple but powerful control section, explaining how synthesizing a kick rather than using a sample gives you more sonic control, especially over the pitch. He also shows you how to use the drive, envelope and other synth controls to shape and sculpt the sound, creating an excellent bass drum sound which is perfect for use in electronic tracks. Be sure to check out the full course using the links below, for a comprehensive guide to using the new Max For Live devices in Ableton Live, and how they can help you make great music.