Puremagnetik has announced the release of PitchSwitch, a new Max for Live device which allows you to repitch and reshape anything in Ableton Live.
Developed in conjunction with Max for Cats, Puremagnetik has released PitchSwitch – an inspiring device that creatively reshapes incoming audio.
Whether you are a studio-based sound designer or a touring live performer, PitchSwitch transforms your clips in unexpected, yet consistently musical ways.
- Step Sequence
- Sequence up to 8 steps of varying pitch modulations.
- Select from a variety of sequencing modes including random, forwards and backwards.
- Transient Sequence
- Use your clip transients to control the sequence steps.
- Adjust transient density, sensitivity and more.
- Push Ready
- PitchSwitch controls map instantly to Ableton Push.
- Immediate, hands-on control in the studio or on stage.
PitchSwitch is available for purchase for the introductory price of $9 USD through September 5th, 2014. Requires Ableton Live 9.1 and higher with Max for Live.
More information: Puremagnetik / PitchSwitch
Niche Audio has launched Deep & Jackin Garage, a samples pack featuring sounds from Scott Diaz.
Niche Audio have enrolled Scott Diaz, another top notch and on the money record producer who has created a 100% authentic Deep & Jackin Garage producer pack for Maschine and Ableton Live. Like all our other packs, Deep And Jackin Garage is akin to having a master genre guru sitting with you in the studio – helping you focus entirely on the music.
The 13 included kits serve up some seriously swung drums, re-sampled analog basslines, authentic chord stabs and jack-injected vocals in 24bit WAV format – all inspired by the very best old school House & Garage artists including Dusky, Huxley, Medlar and James Dexter, and labels such as Lost My Dog, Large Music and Local Talk. The 2 additional special kits provide you with 16 vocal and 16 FX sounds which often provides the icing on the cake.
Overall this pack includes 244 inspirational samples and will provide you with a go-to sound collection for any Jackin House and Deep production.
The sample pack is available for Maschine and Ableton Live for £24.95 GBP; One-shot samples and samples patches are sold separately for £17.95 GBP.
More information: Niche Audio / Deep & Jackin Garage
Patchworks has released version 1.2 of the Conductr Ableton Live controller app for iPad app, featuring a new 4-dimensional XY pad.
After its successful transition to a freemium model last June, Conductr takes a step further and launches a long awaited feature: the XY-4D pad.
Many Conductr users have been asking for an XY pad for months. But the Conductr developers didn’t want to release a XY just like any other. So they took their time to create the Conductr XY-4D pad.
A Conductr XY-4D pad can be created just like a User Module, and can contain 4 fx units. Each unit allows you to control up to 4 parameters: one horizontally (X), one vertically (Y), one by pinching (Z) and one on/off parameter when tapping (K). So you can control up to 16 parameters in a single module, and even have up to 64 parameters at your fingertips in the Playground with the 4 user modules view mode.
Last but not least: each XY-4D unit has a reset and a freeze mode. You can go as crazy as you want and never get lost.
Changes in Conductr v1.2
- New: 4-dimensional XY pad:
- Each XY-4D pad can contain up to 4 fx units.
- Control up to 4 parameters in a single fx unit: one horizontally (X), one vertically (Y), one by pinching (Z) and one on/off parameter by tapping (K).
- Each fx unit has a reset and a freeze mode.
- Control 16 parameters in a single XY-4D pad.
- Control up to 64 parameters with the Playground’s 4 User Modules view mode.
- Bug fixes and improvements.
From now on, the Conductr free basic version will include one XY-4D fx unit. Users can purchase the Premium User Modules to get unlimited User Modules featuring a complete XY-4D pad on each module.
More information: Conductr
Rankin Audio released Ableton Projects – Dark Bass House, a set of 4 Ableton projects with a focus on dark bass house music.
Pioneered by the likes of Chris Lorenzo, Hannah Wants, Taiki & Nulight and My Nu Leng, to name just a few. Its a sound that is sweeping dancefloors and festivals worldwide and growing by the minute.
Concentrating on solid, dancefloor bangers, Rankin Audio brings the fire and takes no prisoners. Making full use of Ableton 9’s sonic weaponry alongside the power of Native Instruments Massive, Rankin Audio are here to put some real power in your DAW. You will be able to look in depth at how the tracks are structured and leveled alongside each other. How the bass is balanced with the drums, where to put different synths in the mix and beyond. You can look at the drum programming, how each synth sound is processed and how the track is layed out at a whole. You will be able to edit, rework, remix, chop, screw and do anything you like to them. You will be able to see how each channel is made up, the FX chains, drum racks, the EQ, the compression, the side chaining, gating, everything. This is an unrivaled way to get your head round the mixdown of a club level track.
This is a very special way to learn the tools of the trade and you can jump right into the mix to see inside out how tracks are constructed. As always, Rankin Audio gives nothing but super usable content that will keep you coming back track after track. Enjoy.
The Live pack is available for purchase for £19.95 GBP.
More information: Rankin Audio / Dark Bass House
Sample Magic has launched two new sound packs.
The Ableton Magic Racks: Creative FX pack features 5 powerful Ableton racks for complex FX processing and creation.
Take your FX creation and manipulation to the next level with the third instalment of our best-selling Ableton Magic Racks series.
Creative FX serves up five unique racks designed for intricate FX processing with the most intuitive of macro controls.
The Creative FX pack is available for purchase for £9.90 GBP.
Acoustic Drum Layers features a collection of live drum layers, grooves, textures, fills and more.
Drums sounding flat? Rhythms lacking groove? Acoustic Drum Layers is here to save the day with 175 superlative live drum layers, rhythms, textures and fills primed to inject a humanistic feel and acoustic timbres into the most tired of programmed beats.
The Acoustic Drum Layers sample pack costs £14.90 GBP.
More information: Sample Magic
Xmonsta has launched PULL, a touchscreen device editor for Ableton that uses the iPad.
It is an extremely fast and efficient workflow tool. Use it alongside other controllers, such as Ableton PUSH, or APC40, or any other controller, even a mouse.
In a nutshell, PULL allows you to edit fullscreen versions of every ableton device from your iPad . It follows any device that is currently selected and displays a very large, multi-touch template on the iPad for editing.
PULL is available for purchase for £25 GBP.
More information: Xmonsta / PULL
Mabelton Audio has announced the release of the Ultra Analog VA-2 / Ableton Push integration pack.
This is the instant way to use Appled Acoustics’ Ultra Analog VST Plug In properly from inside Push.
The Ultra Analog Integration Pack will allow you to:
- Find Ultra Analog and all its factory presets inside your Push menu.
- Browse through the 700+ factory presets from Push’s screen in their categories (Ambient, ARP, Bass, Effect, Keys, Lead, Orchestral, Organ, Pad, Percussive, Polysynth, Signature- Richard Devine, Voice).
- Load up any of the presets from Push.
- Control the knobs and sliders on Ultra Analog using Push’s knobs (and record your tweaks using Ableton’s automation function).
- Unlock Push’s step sequencer, in key and exotic scales functions for all the Ultra Analog presets.
The pack is available for purchase for £6.99 GBP.
More information: Crafted Sound / Ultra Analog VA-2 integration pack