Whitebox Synth Makers has released Meanwhile, a free sound pack for Ableton Live and Max for Live.
Thinking of randomising sounds in an Eno-esque way I put four samples into a rack (naming them as vaguely as possible AFTER BEFORE DURING EARLIER) and used Max’s brilliant Device randomiser on three of them. One remains fairly straight to provide a sense of a root note.
Then I added a specific (variable) effect to each sound.
- “After” has redux on/off
- “Before” has filter room reverb
- “During” has electric distortion
- “Earlier’ has the Brooklyn resonator. Mess around with this until it makes some biscuits. FREE till your cows come home
Meanwhile is a free download. Requires Ableton Live and Max for Live.