Max for Cats releases OSCiLLOT for Max for Live

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Max for Cats has introduced OSCiLLOT, a modular synthesizer and effect system for Max for Live.

Max for Cats OSCiLLOT

OSCiLLOT is a complete modular system for Ableton Live. The more than 100 modules – including oscillators, processors, filters, mixers, modulators, amplifiers, shapers, sequencers, utilities and more – comprise the basic building blocks of many electronic instruments and effects.

The good thing about working with a modular system is that it requires no programming knowledge to make your own patches; simply connect any output of any module to an input of any other module with a patchcord and you’re on your way. And while each module has a fairly narrow range of functions, patching together even just a few modules can quickly give rise to complex sounds.

OSCiLLOT is features

  • OSCiLLOT is a patchable, up to 6 voice polyphonic modular system, plus a monophonic Effect version. There are currently ~100 modules integrated.
  • OSCiLLOT allows you to patch a variety of synths, sequencers, effects, logic elements and a much more – let your imagination run wild in the modular jungle…
  • OSCiLLOT AFX is a monophonic Audio FX version.
  • OSCiLLOT MIDI Receive can be used to receive OSCiLLOT data on MIDI tracks, to play your Ableton instruments or VSTi’s/AU’s.

OSCiLLOT is available for purchase from Ableton for 79 EUR. Requires Live 9 Standard & Max for Live.

More information: Max for Cats / OSCiLLOT

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K-Devices releases Alter Echo & Holder for Max for Live

K-Devices has announced the release of Alter Echo and Holder, two new Max for Live devices.

K-Devices Alter Echo

Alter Echo is a powerful delay with exclusive parameters.

What and When step sequencers, innovative Texturize section, and the included Side-Chain Compressor let user shape the wet signal as never before.

Sound design by: Afro DJ Mac, Ivo Ivanov of Glitchmachines, Hyena, and Richard Devine.
The Alter Echo pack contains: 1 device, 71 presets, 5 audio effect racks, 10 live sets, >67Mb of exclusive samples.

Holder is a quality spectral freezer with exclusive advanced features.

K-Devices Holder

Holder grabs short slices of sound, then transforms them in sustained tones, according to different reading modes, and advanced effects of exclusive dronizer panel. It creates beautiful drones, but i t may be even used as a reverb, as a live counterpoints producer, and to enrich grooves with rhythmbased madness.

Sound design by: Hyena, Ivo Ivanov of Glitchmachines. The Holder pack contains: 1 device, 62 presets, 42 Live clips, 1 Live set, >127Mb of exclusive samples.

Alter Echo is available for purchase from Ableton for 29 EUR/$39 USD; Holder is 19 EUR/$29 USD. A bundle of both devices is 39 EUR/$49 USD.

More information: K-Devices

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Novation intros Launchpad Pro grid instrument

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Novation has announced the Launchpad Pro, a profession grid instrument.

Novation Launchpad Pro

Launchpad Pro is the simplest and best way to create dynamic, expressive performances in Ableton Live, or any music software.

We’ve given our iconic Launchpad a total overhaul. Enhanced with RGB LED feedback, and velocity and pressure-sensitive pads, Launchpad Pro brings limitless expression and creativity to your music.

Launchpad Pro features

  • Integrate seamlessly with Ableton Live.
  • Control a variety of other music software and external hardware.
  • Play using RGB pads that match the color of your clips.
  • Create expressive beats on drum racks spread across the whole 8 x 8 grid.
  • Easily play notes, melodies and chords on an illuminated chromatic keyboard.
  • Get immediate, slick access to all your mixer controls.
  • Control your effects and instrument mid-performance.
  • Download and control a growing library of Max for Live devices.
  • Compact, lightweight, tough and bus-powered.
  • Comes with everything you need to start.

Launchpad Pro will be available Spring 2015, priced at a US MAP of $299.99 USD.

More information: Novation / Launchpad Pro

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Ableton updates Live to v9.1.7

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Ableton has announces the release of version 9.1.7 of Live, the music production software for Windows and Mac.

Ableton Live

If you’ve used music software before, you’re already familiar with one half of Ableton Live. Live’s Arrangement View is a familiar working space: time moves from left to right, while tracks are stacked vertically.

But Live also features the revolutionary Session View: a unique sketchpad for improvising, playing and performing with musical ideas, without the constraints of the timeline. Freely and independently start and stop any number of audio or MIDI loops – everything stays in sync. Almost everything in Live works in real-time – add, reorder or remove devices, play with Live’s flexible track routing and more – all without interrupting your creative flow.

Changes in Live v9.1.7

  • Improvements and feature changes:
    • Added control surface support for M-Audio Oxygen 4th generation controllers.
  • Bugfixes:
    • When choosing “All Individual Tracks” in the Export Audio/Video dialog, tracks using the External Instrument device would not be exported correctly.
    • Fixed a bug which caused modulations for arrangement clips to disappear when undoing and redoing after duplicating a track.
    • Improved fonts for Retina displays (Mac OS X only).
    • Improved graphics for the Track Status Display and the Plug-in browser icon on Retina displays (Mac OS X only).
    • Fixed a graphics problem which could occur on OS X 10.10 Yosemite when a Max for Live device was instantiated directly at application launch, e.g. by double-clicking an .als file or by having a template set containing a Max for Live device.
    • Fixed a graphics problem which could occur on OS X 10.10 Yosemite when opening the “Export Audio/Video” dialogue and having the “Zoom Display” preference set to a value higher than 100%.
    • The Simpler instrument could lose certain macro mappings after converting a Sampler to Simpler and then enabling Simpler’s Pitch Envelope.
    • Fixed the spacing of the “Hz” icon on Simpler’s LFO Rate switch on Retina displays.
    • Under certain conditions, the Tension instrument could produce unwanted noise bursts after loading a preset and then playing the first note.
    • Live could crash when undoing and redoing after importing a clip or a track containing automation from the browser. Live would also keep crashing when recovering the Live Set from the undo file.
    • Fixed a crash which could occur with the iZotope “Trash 2″ VST plug-in on Windows.
    • Fixed a crash which might occur on Windows while Live scans or loads certain UAD plugins.

Ableton Live is available for purchase at a 20% discount through January 15th, 2015.

More information: Ableton

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WaveDNA updates Liquid Rhythm to v1.4.3

WaveDNA Liquid Rhythm

WaveDNA has announced version 1.4.2 of Liquid Rhythm, introducing a number of improvements and fixes to the beat creation software for Windows and Mac.

Most notably, Liquid Rhythm is now fully supported on OS X Yosemite, and features a snazzy new single-click installer. With these improvements, WaveDNA brings you the most intuitive, imaginative, and effortless workflow possible, further establishing Liquid Rhythm as the premier beat creation software.

Additionally, WaveDNA showcased Liquid Rhythm alongside a flying drum machine, pushing the boundaries of both beat production and gravity. In a video posted to YouTube, the mad scientists at WaveDNA demonstrated a touch-sensitive flying quadcopter powered by the Linux driven robot operating system (ROS). The quadcopter wirelessly translated and transmitted MIDI information to a computer running Liquid Rhythm, Ableton Live Suite, and Max for Live—thereby sculpting a beat with attitude and altitude.

Liquid Rhythm is available for purchase for $129 USD.

More information: WaveDNA

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