Max4Live device favorites?

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Post by alexander92 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 3:49 am

ignatius wrote:
alexander92 wrote:If seen it not posted here yet, but I tend to use J74 bassline. Quick and fun for basslines or other monophonic material, you can stay in key if you want, do slides etc.

He has more fun devices check it out(some cost money though):http://fabriziopoce.com/download.html
they're pretty substantial devices for generating and manipulating melodies, patterns, chords etc etc.. deeply musical things. obviously lot's of work went into his stuff. you can get lost in the devices..
Yes, his devices are very well programmed.
I got the J74 Progessive also(chord generator), but it doesnt get much use. Its very deep as you said. Works well with the J74 Bassline, basically the Bassline can follow the Chords root note.

But overall, I dont use J74 progressive. Idk why, guess I like my tracks not too clinical/static sounding. An off note here and there is what I prefer after all.

J74 progressive is pretty good for learning music theory though. But yeah, I would definitely recommend the J74 bassline.

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Post by gummyboy » Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:26 am

pluggo!!!

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Post by chess1 » Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:49 am

Crap Cassette and the J74 suite is ace!

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Post by alexander92 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:52 am

I've been using MidiVolve lately. Nice pattern sequencer, but at the same time also capable of importing midi clips or inputting notes directly into the sequencer. Reminds me of Numerology with it's chance capabilities and evolving mechanism.

Edit: In live 9 I've not found a way to send MIDI CC directly to a synth or a old plugin. ControlChange8 supports this though.

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Post by Riggar » Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:59 am

don't know if it's a favourite yet - as it's due .... http://www.sonicstate.com/news/2017/10/ ... e-devices/

quote 'We had a chat with James Waterworth who is working on a series of useful CV and gate utilities for working with DC coupled audio interfaces.'

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Post by aaooaa » Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:20 pm

Riggar wrote:don't know if it's a favourite yet - as it's due .... http://www.sonicstate.com/news/2017/10/ ... e-devices/

quote 'We had a chat with James Waterworth who is working on a series of useful CV and gate utilities for working with DC coupled audio interfaces.'
Those CV utilities look amazing, can't wait to have a play with those. Especially given you can use effects in Ableton to process CV before it hits your modules.

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Post by ignatius » Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:00 pm

there are also some gems in the ed rush fx bundle and on the isotonik site.. worth taking a gander at their site.

http://isotonikstudios.com

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Post by mckenic » Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:24 pm

Neds stuff was an insta-buy for me!
He does a wonderful video series too on Youtube using Ableton - not M4L specific so LOTS of wonderful stuff there!

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Post by alexander92 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:21 pm

Stumbled on this:

'Surgery'
The easy to use, compact and precise gain and measurement tool for Ableton Live. Set your desired gain, check mono compatibility and more.
https://intech.studio/p/?&page=Max4Live&id=1504

'Spy'
Inter device metering and gain staging tool equipped with various visualization forms in a slim outfit.
https://intech.studio/p/?&page=Max4Live&id=1503

Pretty usefull

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Post by Parhelic » Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:32 am

Moor, the most recent K-Devices release is interesting, allowing for experimental creativity.

https://k-devices.com/products/moor

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Post by balbibou » Sun Mar 25, 2018 4:58 am

Outer Spaces (Reverb) by AmazingNoises is a lot of fun. The essentials/basic plugins too.


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Post by CaligulaCuddles » Thu Apr 05, 2018 10:36 am

I got this on a whim when it came out (half off!) and really love it. Some of the effects are pretty basic, but the "Reduktor" plugin is a nice step up from the native Ableton bit crusher in that it has a wet/dry mix and the post-effect filter to take out some of the harmonics.

I recently downloaded CK's "Tide II" synth on a whim, and it's probably my favorite discovery for non-standard synth noises, because it can really sound like nothing else. I just wish it didn't have to chew up so much CPU. In the unlikely event that I secure some free time, I may just tweak the Tide II and the M4L "More Simpler" to be a little more tailored for my needs.

Anyone have any good recommendations on other noisy or not-super-tonal M4L effects/synths? Max plugins have recently become a go-to for me when it comes to things that don't sound like every other EDM-abused plugin. I've pretty much given up on most softsynth plugins lately because so many of them have such a nasty EDM vibe about their sound.

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Post by Panason » Thu Apr 05, 2018 4:43 pm

alexander92 wrote:
Edit: In live 9 I've not found a way to send MIDI CC directly to a synth or a old plugin. ControlChange8 supports this though.
Yep, this is my biggest beef with Ableton. It's unbelievable that they STILL don't have that functionality built in (and no MIDI instrument definitions either) even with Push 2 and Live 10.

What adds insult to injury :confused: is that using a Max device to do it means that the automation data created with the device is not saved as MIDI CC data in the clip. If you import that clip into another project , that automation data is not included.

Also, all the Max devices I have tried for this job did not play too well with the Push. If you want to name the knobs and not have unwanted controls showing up on the Push display you have to map Macro knobs to control the Max knobs. And still there is no way to hide selected devices from Push :bang:
Maschine has all that shit well covered.

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Post by Soy Sos » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:29 pm

Someone made a Ciat-lonbarde Fourses M4L Device
It's gone now, but hopefully they"ll put it back up.
viewtopic.php?p=2800213#2800213

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Super helpful M4L Device....free!!

Post by DataLooper » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:13 pm

I'm a M4L developer and just released this device which I find super helpful if you're doing performance stuff. Check it out. 100% free ;)

Here's what it does.
Say I've got a SPDX, or some kind of midi controller that just puts out a fixed set of midi messages (C1-C2 or something). I want to use this device for an entire set of music, and use another midi controller or keyboard to switch songs. Typically, I would do this with chains, where each chain would have a different drum rack containing all the sounds I want for a different song. This is great, but if I want some of those sounds to loop, or have follow actions, or any of that cool shit that Ableton clips do, I'm SOL.
This devices solves that problem by mapping a fixed set of midi notes to Ableton clips. Each chain can have a unique clip slot that it triggers. This means that you can send a note (say C1) and it will trigger clip slot 0, then change chains, send C1, and then trigger clips slot 1. Yay! Song changed & you can use clips

http://inthestu.com/free-device-ableton-clip-launcher/

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Post by ignatius » Mon May 20, 2019 1:11 am

just linking this awesome thread here:

viewtopic.php?t=217285&highlight=

a curated list of max for live devices by forum user isosceles

there's a lot of info about the devices and also some good info for organizing the m4l library

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Post by Rost + Licht » Mon May 20, 2019 7:00 am

Keep coming back to this one:
Stochastic Midi http://www.maxforlive.com/library/devic ... astic-midi

Its for free! Love the playability of it, you can use it on melody of course but also gives really jazzy and natural results on Drums aswell. Reminds of MI Marbles

"Generate random MIDI note messages with adjustable probability and randomised length and velocity for each note. Includes two probability modes, quick Major and Harmonic Minor scale selection, adjustable range, and the clock speed can be set in Hz or synced to the project tempo.

Use the 'Note Weighting' dials to set the probability of each note being played, or turn them all the way to the left to turn them off completely."

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Post by weasel79 » Mon May 27, 2019 8:11 pm

Arpeggio Designer
will let you play step-sequenced arpeggio rhythms, similar to NI Kontrol keyboards "sequences". really dope.

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Post by ambientnoise » Wed Jun 26, 2019 9:53 am

Are there any good M4L sequencers that are similar to an Elektron sequencer? I’d like to sequence sounds from VSTs without the hassle of drawing in MIDI notes..

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Post by jdaddyaz » Thu Jun 27, 2019 10:33 am

I find myself using a lot of k-decices to add randomness to my tracks (just like Elektron boxes), and also Amazing Noises Outer Space Reverb is really good.
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Post by shreeswifty » Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:24 pm

Soy Sos wrote:Someone made a Ciat-lonbarde Fourses M4L Device
It's gone now, but hopefully they"ll put it back up.
viewtopic.php?p=2800213#2800213
i did if anyone wants it let me know
i am getting a Shnth again so i'll update it

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Post by pottering » Sat Sep 21, 2019 3:14 pm

This recent Tenpoly one is really good:

https://www.maxforlive.com/library/device/5719/tenpoly

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