2018 was a banner year for Max for Live development, with innovation manifesting in a variety of unusual Packs spanning many categories. It wasn’t easy to narrow down, but here’s our favourites.
Go beyond regular MIDI sequencing in Ableton Live with this unusual stochastic sequencer device that uses probability to determine how patterns are generated - for unusual results.
Isotonik Studios welcome Maurizio Giri of Amazing Noises to their collective with the release of Granular Lab for Ableton Live users. A real treat.
The cat is well and truly out of the bag. Audiooutlaw's new AI-driven, automatic drum machine for Ableton Max for Live 10 is intelligent and wants to make improvising part of your production workflow.
DFX Quad from Drastic Music is a multi-FX module for Ableton Live that lets you mangle and process your sound in some cool ways - and all for just $20. Sara Simms fired it up...
This free Max for Live sequence generator isn't like any other sequencer. Based on an equation that models animal population behavior it creates compelling or chaotic IDM sequences in Ableton Live.
The new Creative Extensions for Ableton Live 10 Suite includes useful composition tools, virtual analog synths, unusual sequencers, and unique audio effects. Find out more here.
MelodySauce from EvaBeat is a Max For Live (M4L) device that generates melodic phrases as MIDI. It's ideal for exploring and experimenting with different creative melodic directions in Ableton Live.
Get more control over your sequences and make unusual and interesting patterns with this new and highly affordable device for Ableton Live.
This new MaxforLive EQ device from Chaos Culture is so much more capable than the sum of its parts. Ideal for Ableton Live-based sound designers, Freak-Q is available to download now.
There's never been a better time to get into music tech DIY & hacking. Nowadays there is an abundance of platforms and resources designed specifically for any level in these once-specialist activities
Strum is a Free Max Device that allows for guitar-inspired rakes across a series of MIDI notes! Dan Hilse, better known as pATCHES, is back with a very unique and free Max for Live MIDI effect indeed.
With new instruments, workflow, library and upgraded Max For Live integration, there's something for everyone in Ableton Live 10. And we have a video course to help you get started!
Max programmers continued to innovate this year with a variety of colorful instruments, utilities, generative tools, and effects. Here’s a look back at five that stuck out.
The kinds of tempo-synced live video effects you see in pro music videos are easier to create than you think. Here's Thavius Beck with a short video to explain how it is done.