AfroDJMac has launched the third year of his series of Free Ableton Live material with the release of Ocarina of Live, another free Ableton Live Pack.
I’m sure it’s pretty clear that video games have a large influence in my life. One of my first and favorite Live packs was the AfroDJMac Nintendo Rack. Probably my favorite video game series of all time is the Legend of Zelda. It has captured my imagination since I was about 5 or 6 years old, and I’ve purchased Nintendo systems exclusively to play Zelda games.
A good friend of mine, J-Rod, gave me a really nice ceramic Ocarina for Christmas a few years ago. It’s just like the one Link uses in many of the games. It even comes with a little booklet that teaches you how to play songs from the games. This week, I finally put this ocarina to good use. I sampled a couple of notes into Ableton and created an instrument that works especially well with Push. It has controls for the sample selection, filters, delay, etc. It even makes use of Push’s aftertouch to control subtle vibrato and the filter frequency. You can adjust it to sound true to the Ocarina, with slow attacks reminiscent of your breath blowing in. But it also can function like a weird electric keyboard, or under extreme manipulation, some kind of bizarre breathing organism.
The Ocarina of Live pack is a free download. It requires Ableton Live 9.
Whitebox Synth Makers has released Mellotronica PACK, a free instrument for Ableton Live and Max for Live.
WHITEBOX Mellotronica PACK. Simpler is loaded with Ableton’s Limette sample then given an unpredictable Filter frequency, Spread, Glide Time, Filter Resonance and Loop Start with Max’s Device Randomiser.
Further processed with Beat Repeat (requires transport ON) and Simple Delay this is an intriguing if rather demanding sound creator. Drop ANY sample into it, of course.
The Mellotronica PACK is a free download. Requires Max for Live.
Imaginando has announced the release of an Android version of LIVKONTROL, an app for controlling Ableton Live.
After the success of LIVKONTROL for iOS, Imaginando is now proud to present LIVKONTROL for Android. LIVKONTROL is the first dedicated Ableton Live remote controller for Android devices. Keeping the same design, interface and the usability of the original version, featuring:
Automatic connection between the app and Live using LKBRIDGE.
Track volume, pan, record, and mute control.
Scene view reflection with full control of clips.
8 MIDI sliders for custom parameter assignment and control.
The smartphone version of LIVKONTROL for Android is now available to purchase from Google Play for 4.99 EUR.
Take one of the decade’s finest and most successful synths, combine with one of the decade’s most talented and prolific House producers… Voila: HOUSE OF SYLENTH by 5Pin Media!
If you thought Sylenth’s full potential had been realized and exhausted, think again!
Adam Shaw taps into his vast experience and knowledge of Sylenth1, to serve up a Bank of 64 presets that span Deep, Tech, Progressive and Electro genres complete with 64 top notch matching MIDI files.
Adam makes full use of Sylenth’s stellar FX section to devastating effect throughout, not to mention extensive modulation capabilities.
Ableton Live8+ users are in for a major treat as the combined patches and MIDI files feature multiple parameter automation, showing off the dynamic and expressive potential of the bank. Let’s face it, in this modern age static sounds just don’t cut it.