$1 Deal – Clone Max for Live Instrument by Sonic Faction
Mar15

$1 Deal – Clone Max for Live Instrument by Sonic Faction

The time is now. Clone is currently only $1! Watch the video. Read the release notes. Buy the Synth!! Get Clone for $1 – PIB/SFClone WICKED 80’S REPLICA Clone has been completely reengineered for self-aware sound. ANALOG DNA Known for its distinct analog tone and modulation capabilities, this quintessential 80’s synth will give your production a whole new flavor. MODULATE YOUR MIND Mutate sounds to a higher frequency with...

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Max Tutorial: How to & Why You Should Install Packages [free]
Feb23

Max Tutorial: How to & Why You Should Install Packages [free]

This is a really quick tutorial on how to install the free user made Max Packages from the Package Manager inside Max for Live. Today Cycling ’74 shared a new package, which I in-turn shared with my facebook community. There was a lot of love and some confusion about what Packages even are and how to get them. So, I figured I would make this short video tutorial on how to get to the Package Manager inside Max for Live, download,...

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Max Patch Mondays: RMS & Correlation Meter
Jan24

Max Patch Mondays: RMS & Correlation Meter

This is a great lightweight floating RMS and Correlation Meter Max for Live Patch! I was just messing around inside of Max for Live, like you do, and I was curious how to calculate and display RMS as opposed to peak level in the meter~ object. So, I hoped over to MaxforLive.com and sure enough… BOOM! GO DOWNLOAD -> MaxforLive.com/synnack Name/Version: Simple RMS Meter 1.01 Author: synnack Description: A simple RMS /...

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Ableton Tutorial: XY Controller for Multiple Parameters (up to 16)
Dec08

Ableton Tutorial: XY Controller for Multiple Parameters (up to 16)

In this tutorial I am going to show you how to get up to 16 parameters routed to an XY Pad. That’s 8 for the X and 8 for the Y! I am on a roll with these X Y Controllers and Pads this week. So, to finish things off I figured I would show you how to get up to 16 parameters mapped to one XY Pad. There will be up to 8 for each of the axes. If you haven’t seen the other two tutorials for the XY Pad check them out first....

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Ableton Tutorial: X Y Controller for Any Live Devices
Dec08

Ableton Tutorial: X Y Controller for Any Live Devices

This is how to get that sweet sweet X Y Controller action for any native Live devices; instruments or effects! Yesterday I put out a video on the Assignable X Y Controller that is available for every third-party plugin that you can use inside Ableton Live. Almost immediately I was asked if there was a way to get that functionality with the stock Live devices and instruments. And, drum roll please, there is! You just need Max for Live....

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Max Patch Monday: Performance Utility Building Blocks
Jul25

Max Patch Monday: Performance Utility Building Blocks

A set of free Max for Live Performance Utility Building Blocks by MYR at Isotonik Studios GO DOWNLOAD -> Isotonik Studios MAXFORLIVE UTILITIES THAT YOU NEED! This pack provides a suite of 8 Max for Live devices designed to add extra functionality to make performance and DJing with Ableton Live easier and more enjoyable. CLIP GAIN Allows the gain of an audio clip to be MIDI mapped or automated. It automatically focuses on whatever...

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Max Monday: 3D Surface Spectrogram [FREE]
Jun27

Max Monday: 3D Surface Spectrogram [FREE]

Max/MSP User Group Member Emiliano Brescacin created a working 3D Surface Spectrogram in Max. Pretty flippin sweet! Download –> DropBox I made a video to show how it works but unfortunately my old mac isn’t enough powerful to run the patch and record at the same time, so there is some draw backs. I also added a couple of photos of the main patch and the pfft~ sub patch. Note: My knowledge about Jitter and OpenGL are pretty...

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Max for Live Tutorial: Custom Back Ground Color for Patches
Jun01

Max for Live Tutorial: Custom Back Ground Color for Patches

This is an answer to a community member question on how to change the main back ground color of a patch! This was a question from a cat of Facebook about Max for Live. A simple question that I happen to know the answer too. Not to pat myself on the back too much, as it is the simplest thing, but I figured why not make a video just in case anyone else ever had the same question. It is really simple. Ass a “Swatch” object....

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Review: Outer Spaces by Amazing Noises – Max Device
Jun01

Review: Outer Spaces by Amazing Noises – Max Device

This is less a review and more a video of my “O” face. This is the best sounding Max for Live audio effect I have yet to hear. Amazing Noises put out top quality Max devices and have been doing so for a long time. It is no wonder they are consistently featured on Ableton.com. This new pack, called Outer Spaces, is no different! In fact it is my personal favorite. WOWOWOW 😀 Check my quick video of a small example of just a...

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Chaos Culture – MultiClip MIDI Editor – Isotonik
May30

Chaos Culture – MultiClip MIDI Editor – Isotonik

This is amazing. Edit multiple midi clips from multiple midi tracks at the same time!! Also, looks smooth AF!! I am pretty impressed by this device. I usually try to get free Max patches for Max Patch Mondays, but this is just too good not to share! It does what you think it would. You are able to select any number of midi clips in your Ableton Live project and the device will gather them and put them in one place. You can then make...

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Max Patch Monday: Value Blocker Midi Effect
May09

Max Patch Monday: Value Blocker Midi Effect

This Free Max Midi Effect allows you to block or skip values of any slider or knob. Video demonstration & tutorial below! I found a link to this plug in the comment section of my Ableton Live user group on Facebook.  What it does is allows you to skip and/or block values of any device’s knobs or slider controls. For example, if you are using the Beat Repeat audio effect and don’t want 1/3, 1/12, and 1/128 grid...

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Max Tutorial: All About Filtering & Making Filters
Mar09

Max Tutorial: All About Filtering & Making Filters

A tour of some advanced Max filtering tools and filter design options that go above and beyond the biquad~ object. With the filterdesign, filterdetail and plot~ objects, you can take filtering to the next level. via Cycling ’74...

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Max Tutorial: Webcam to 3D Mesh [ASCII]
Feb15

Max Tutorial: Webcam to 3D Mesh [ASCII]

This is one of the best and coolest tutorials for Max I have come across. Learn how to take your webcam footage and turn it into a 3D style mesh then glitch it out to the audio input! Set aside a little over an hour to tackle this tutorial series, but it will be worth it in the end! Download / See the Patch in Action –> go here Check out Chris on Facebook. Selfie Sunday (tutorial) 002 :: Webcam to ASCII – Part 1...

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GlitchFace Max Patch | Webcam to 3D Mesh in Max
Feb15

GlitchFace Max Patch | Webcam to 3D Mesh in Max

This experiment takes in webcam image and turns it into a 3D mesh. Learn how to make this –> go here Check out Chris on Facebook. Everything is automated via the “loudness” value from the audio input system. The Frame Buffer Glitching simply stores the last 40 frames of webcam image, and only plays them back when the loudness reaches a threshold – where it then randomly jumps through the frames – meant to enhance the louder,...

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Max Patch – 350k Particle System in a Box
Feb08

Max Patch – 350k Particle System in a Box

Amazing Max Stuff delivers another beautiful Max patch. This time with 350,000 colored particles that follow your mouse around. Amazing Max Stuff /// If you use this patch in your works please make sure to credit me /// Patch download: https://www.dropbox.com/s/d0tsawp53wv… Music:...

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Max 7 Tutorial: Jit.Physics Objects Trigger Audio Samples
Jan21

Max 7 Tutorial: Jit.Physics Objects Trigger Audio Samples

The Max Master himself, Sam, a.k.a. dude837, is back helping us learn Max for Live physics fundamentals in another Great Tutorial! He starts off setting up a jit.world and adding a couple objects that interact with one another in the modeled physical space. Then things get really good when he makes their interactions trigger music samples in a crazy way! Delicious Max 7 Tutorial 59: Chaos...

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Free Max Glitch Device | Glotch | Geared for Performance
Jan14

Free Max Glitch Device | Glotch | Geared for Performance

Glotch is a Step Glitcher for Live 9 with Delay / Reverb / Reverser / Cyclotron a basic low/high pass filter, and a random function. GLOTCH V0.9 BETA -> Download *(require Max/Msp 6.0 or higher) This is a beta version. So, if your not down to maybe run into an issue or two you should hold off for a bit. I have designed this plugin for live purpose, because i don’t found a glitch plugin really usable in live, with pattern changes...

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Max 7.1 is Out! Now with Package Manager!!
Jan02

Max 7.1 is Out! Now with Package Manager!!

Max for Live 7.1 is now available for download! The highlights are the package manager, extended snapshots, snippets, collections, and tagging for searches. GO DOWNLOAD –> Cycling ’74 Introducing the Max Package Manager Over the lifetime of Max, members of our community have generated a wealth of objects, tools, and patches to enhance Max and make even more things possible. With Max 7.1 we’re unveiling a new way to...

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Premium Music Theory Max Devices
Nov04

Premium Music Theory Max Devices

Fabrizio Poce is one of the Best Max Patchers around! Go Download Now ($15 usd) -> fabriziopoce.com/progressive Download my free Max Device | Learn Scales Download Fabrizio’s Free J74 Devices Feature Overview of J74 Progressive MIDI Chord Progression Editor for building chord progressions, arpeggio’s and various harmonic evolutions directly as MIDI clips. – Intuitive user interface which closely recalls the one...

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Max 7 | Learn Scales Device
Nov01

Max 7 | Learn Scales Device

This device is aimed at helping you learn your music scales! ———————————————————————————— GET THE UPDATED VERSION -> MAX 7...

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Max 7 Tutorial: Spooky Webcam Fun w/ Ned Rush
Oct23

Max 7 Tutorial: Spooky Webcam Fun w/ Ned Rush

Ned Rush = Quick and easy MaxMSPeasy #1 Make sure to subscribe to his channel. He is a pro with Max and it seems like there might be a lot of tutorials for us beginners on the...

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Max 7 Tutorial: Floating Webcam Popup in Live
Oct21

Max 7 Tutorial: Floating Webcam Popup in Live

How to get a floating webcam window in Ableton Live driven by Max 7 Important This is an extension of the last Max 7 tutorial. Go there to follow along or download the source files as we will rely on that finished product in this tutorial! What we are going to be doing is switching out the jit.pwindow for a jit.window, which is a pop up floating window. That way the webcam video will not be hidden if you want to do other things in...

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Max 7 Tutorial: Activating the Webcam, Display in Live
Oct21

Max 7 Tutorial: Activating the Webcam, Display in Live

This is how to tell Max for Live to activate and display your Webcam! This is for beginners looking to get into patching instead of just using Vizzle. Vizzle Grab Vizzle, if you didn’t know, has a set of devices that do this sort of thing for you by a drag and drop basis. To activate the Grab (webcam) feature just go to Vizzle (right side menu) > Input > Grabber How to Grab the Webcam in Max Go ahead and follow these...

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Geosynth – Play Graphics Like an Instrument via MAX
Oct19

Geosynth – Play Graphics Like an Instrument via MAX

Ned Rush has really outdone himself on this one! GeoSynth = Geometry Synthesiser! Buy it Here –> Isotonik Studios Ned Rush...

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Max 7 Tutorial: Popup Window, Launch Browser, External Linking
Oct09

Max 7 Tutorial: Popup Window, Launch Browser, External Linking

Add a Pop Up Info Window to Your Max Patch that Links to Your Website! This is a tutorial on how to add an info button to your device that will launch a popup window. That window can contain anything, but we will learn how to add a button that when clicked will launch the computer’s default browser and connect to a URL on the internet. The video tutorial and download are at the bottom of the post. Topics Covered Pop Up Windows...

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Max Device – Deep Chorus from Amazing Noises [Free]
Oct08

Max Device – Deep Chorus from Amazing Noises [Free]

This is incredible! The Deep Chorus is a new free Max for Live device from Amazing Noises. It can turn a simple sawtooth waveform into a Super Saw, and give depth to any sound. You need to sign up to their newsletter to download for free, but with how much top quality material coming from them I don’t see why that should matter!! Go Now to Download –> amazingnoises.com Deep Chorus by Amazing Noises – Max for Live...

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18 Max 7 Devices, 32 Presets, 1 Live Set
Aug31

18 Max 7 Devices, 32 Presets, 1 Live Set

18 Max Devices, 32 Presets, 1 Live Set *Max 7 & Live Standard 9.1.7 or higher required Max 7 Pitch and Time Machines is a free collection of devices that make use of new real-time intonation, pitch and time correction capabilities of Max 7. 6 Sample Playback Devices 5 Pitch Shifting Devices 1 Pitch Analysis Device 2 Vocoding Device 2 Retuning Device 1 Midi-Side Chaining Device Download + Full List & Descriptions –> GO...

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NORTHERN LIGHTS: MODULATING DUB DELAY
Aug29

NORTHERN LIGHTS: MODULATING DUB DELAY

This is an incredible and useful Max for Live Modulating Dub Delay Device by Shoogle Studios! Shoogle Studios tutor Rab Goldie has done it again! This time he’s created an incredible modulating filter delay, and it’s available now for FREE! Featuring: Dub-style tape echo 2x Delay modes and 4x filter types 3x Powerful LFOs 5x LFO waveforms for endless modulation possiblities Tempo sync’d or free-running delays Download Here ->...

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7 Max Utilities Geared Toward Performance [Free]
Aug03

7 Max Utilities Geared Toward Performance [Free]

My friends at Isotonik Studios with the Hook Up!! GO DOWNLOAD NOW –> Isotonic CLIP GAIN Clip Gain is a Max for Live device that allows the gain of an audio clip to be MIDI mapped or automated. It automatically focuses on whatever audio clip is currently playing and provides a variety of user interface controls to change the gain. CLIP PITCH Clip Pitch is a Max for Live device that allows the pitch of an audio clip to be MIDI...

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Fix | Max 7 Update – Fatal Error During Installation
Jul01

Fix | Max 7 Update – Fatal Error During Installation

Fixing the Problem with Shortcut – “Fatal Error During Installation” when updated to Max for Live 7! I just went through a heck of a time trying to update to Max 7! I am not sure why these issues happened, but they did and they persisted for quite a lot of installing and uninstalling! What I am to do here is tell you what I personally had to do to get passed the error and have a successful installation of Max for...

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Max for Live Tutorial: Convolution Reverb | Best Secret
May12

Max for Live Tutorial: Convolution Reverb | Best Secret

This is Max for Live’s Convolution Reverb Pro’s Best Kept Secret about Impulse Responses! I made a post a few months ago where I rounded up over 1,000 Impulse Response (IR) clips and people seemed to really like it! Going out and recording natural reverb from different locations can be a very rewarding process. However, it can also be very time consuming and cost quite a bit financially. There is a cool little secret that...

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Max Patch Combines Arrangement & Session View!!
Apr13

Max Patch Combines Arrangement & Session View!!

This is key for those without dual screens!! This is going to come in so handy. This Max for Live patch allows you to open your session view, with your clips, in float windows or the effects bar ( device panel / window ) at the bottom of the screen while you are in arrangement view! That is marvelous!! GO THERE NOW –> Isotonik Studios “Forget all the limitations you’ve come to accept in Lives window layout! The...

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Abletinder Live – Tinder for Ableton Users [Max Patch]
Mar31

Abletinder Live – Tinder for Ableton Users [Max Patch]

Tom Cosm does it again! A new max patch that allows you connect to fellow producers that work like you 😉 I  haven’t had a chance to try it out yet, let me know how it goes!! Abletinder Live 1.0 –> GO NOW Abletinder Live is a real time hook up service for producers and DJs looking to meet that special someone. Once the patch is open, you are presented with a selection of other users who are currently online, allowing you...

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Free Max Device | Frequencizer – Filterbanks + spectroscope
Mar21

Free Max Device | Frequencizer – Filterbanks + spectroscope

Frequencizer brings the vintage sound sculpting capabilities of the Moog 914 & Doepfer A-128 fixed filterbanks right to your desktop. Give your Ableton Live tracks a full body workout! Just yesterday I did a tutorial on hiding images in audio files. To view those images you need to use what is called a spectroscope which displays a spectrograph. I use iZoptope’s RX and linked to a free program that has the capability as...

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1,000+ Free Convolution Reverb Impulse Responses [IR]
Mar18

1,000+ Free Convolution Reverb Impulse Responses [IR]

Download Impulse Response Expansion Sets for Max for Live’s Convolution Reverb device! I was just trying to learn more about convolution reverb when I stumbled upon a mother load of IRs! Turns out Ableton has a bunch of highly recommended IRs and I happen across a ton more! Happy days are here at last. If you don’t have the Max Convolution reverb device yet, but have the Live 9 suite, go here to download the Max Essentials...

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MAX Device – Group Humanizer – James Holden
Mar10

MAX Device – Group Humanizer – James Holden

Shit just got real! Or, at least sounding real! The Story! Read the whole story at Ableton.com Based on research from Harvard scientists, Holden has built a Max for Live device which automatically shapes the timing of your audio and MIDI channels, injecting the organic push-pull feel you can only get from human performance. In fact, Holden has just introduced the patch into his live show, allowing his modular synthesiser to follow the...

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Gratis Hits by Max for Cats | 5 Free Max Devices
Feb25

Gratis Hits by Max for Cats | 5 Free Max Devices

I am into this for that Organ Max Patch and the XY Gesture Device! Just scrolling though Ableton’s website and stumbled upon this free pack from Max for Cats. Before evening downloading or listen to the demos you know it’s good if Ableton’s shared it. Go there now to Download —-> Max for Cats on Ableton.com *Full descriptions below the video. The Demo Video: The following is taken directly from...

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MAX Tutorial | Quadraphonic [4.0 Surround Sound]
Feb10

MAX Tutorial | Quadraphonic [4.0 Surround Sound]

4.0 stereo surround sound via MAX for Live! Quadraphonic (or Quadrophonic and sometimes Quadrasonic) sound – similar to what is now called 4.0 surround sound – uses four channels in which speakers are positioned at the four corners of the listening space, reproducing signals that are (wholly or in part) independent of one another. – WIKI Today I saw a friend asking about if it is possible to get 5.1 surround sound via Ableton...

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Detect Chords & Scales | Real-Time MIDI Harmonization
Feb09

Detect Chords & Scales | Real-Time MIDI Harmonization

A Free Max patch that Detects Chords & Scales for use in Ableton Live. Grab the FREE DOWNLOAD –> HERE Check out the Premium Set of J74 Check out my free Learn Scales Device J74 HarmoTools is a set of devices for Real-Time MIDI harmonization. They can be used to adapt in real-time MIDI to chords and scales. The set includes: – Max for Live analyzer and harmonizer based on input chords – Max for Live analyzer...

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Quantized Automation in Ableton Live | Max Patch
Feb02

Quantized Automation in Ableton Live | Max Patch

Tom Cosm for the WIN with this device! No more drawing quarter note block automation lines with the pen tool! Now you can just hit record play with the parameter you want and this new device will quantize the automation for you! A brilliant idea.. One that I had a long time ago, but have no where near the techinical ability in Max to accomplish! Tom Cosm does though! He is an evil (not-really) genius! You can watch the demo video...

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Update : Music Theory Helper v.4.1
Nov04

Update : Music Theory Helper v.4.1

A Couple Minor Changes, but worth another download! ———————————————————————————— GET THE UPDATED VERSION -> MAX 7...

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Max Device | Tape Stop / Pitch Drop
Oct16

Max Device | Tape Stop / Pitch Drop

I didn’t know I had this until last week! I made a fairly popular tutorial a while back about making a tape stop effect and it included a free vst. I had a few hang-ups on it though in terms of automation capabilities. Then I discovered that I had a far superior device on my computer the whole time and I just didn’t know it. Grab the Max for Live Essentials! Max for Live Essentials features 29 Max for Live Devices,...

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Music Theory Helper | EPIC UPDATE!
Sep18

Music Theory Helper | EPIC UPDATE!

It’s Bad Ass Now!! ———————————————————————————— GET THE UPDATED VERSION -> MAX 7...

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Max Tutorial | Change Asset File Path Location
Sep17

Max Tutorial | Change Asset File Path Location

Customize Your File Locations & Tell Max Where to Find Them! Sometimes the assets for your patches are in not in Max’s default file patch, which is ./patches (or the patches folder). This little patch allows you to designate a new file path for Max to follow. Objects used button opendialog relativepath prepend filepath message Download Subscribe!! Want More Content Like This in Your Email Inbox?        ...

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Max Tutorial | Fly-out (Expand) Device Window
Sep17

Max Tutorial | Fly-out (Expand) Device Window

Get Your Reveal On! In this quick Max for Live tutorial we will make a little patch that allows us to reveal or hide part of our devices. This will work for midi effects, audio effects and max instruments. It is actually quite simple to do, and a good trick to have! I wanted to keep a section of my latest device hidden (not showing) by default. I wanted the extra information to be shown only if the user wanted it to be. This technique...

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Max Device: Music Theory Helper
Sep12

Max Device: Music Theory Helper

A Set of Free Devices to Help You with Music Theory! ———————————————————————————— GET THE UPDATED VERSION -> MAX 7...

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Max: Great Stereo Imager | Free DL
Sep11

Max: Great Stereo Imager | Free DL

Super Cool Stereo Imaging Device for Max! Came across this little guy before my computer crashed and burned. I thought it worked extremely well at widening up the stereo field while not taking away from the over all volume of the track itself. I mean, the utility tool is ok for adding a little bit of width, but once you get past 120% the perceived volume of the track begins to dip. Didn’t get that with this free download....

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Max 4 Live: Major & Minor Scale Cheat Sheets
Aug29

Max 4 Live: Major & Minor Scale Cheat Sheets

I don’t know theory…. there, I said it… Again! ———————————————————————————— GET THE UPDATED VERSION -> MAX 7...

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Max 4 Live: Loading Webpages in Device Window
Aug27

Max 4 Live: Loading Webpages in Device Window

Ever Wanted to See Nudes in Your Device Window While Working on Tracks? I while back I saw some people sharing what appeared to be facebook loaded in Ableton Live via Max for Live. I thought it was fake. Turns out.. it wasn’t. Not only can you load facebook, porn, or my site in the Device Window via Max, but it is almost too easy! This short video tutorial shows you how it is done. The directions are super quick and easy though....

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Max 4 Live Tutorial: Building a Kick Drum Machine
Aug15

Max 4 Live Tutorial: Building a Kick Drum Machine

Holy Kick Drums Batman! If you use Max or Max for Live and you haven’t somehow stumbled upon user dude937 then you are missing out. He is incredibly talented with Max and is a great teacher. He explains almost everything he does fully and clearly. He has really blown my mind with a walk-through tutorial on building a kick machine inside Max…. and the kicks are huge! He builds a kick drum synthesizer that would rival any...

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