Ableton Max For Live

The Max for Live devices that made it into this list add significant functionality to Ableton and are tools that you’ll find yourself using regularly. They're either available through Ableton's website, or through their developer's website. There are tons of Max for Live devices out there, and new ones are continually being released, but getting your hands on the following 6 Max for Live devices is a great place to start.

These are somewhat more advanced tools, so if you're just getting started with Ableton I recommend you start here.

1. Autotuna

Get to grips with Max For Live as Ableton Certified Trainer Phelan Kane walks you through the creation of Degrader, a simple digital distortion effect.Downlo. Welcome to the most extensive collection of Max for Live devices. Download what you need, or join the community and start sharing your own! View the Max for Live Production Guidelines Newest Downloads. YNOK Master Tool This is my first M4L device ever. I wanted a simple tool with some coloring, a really steep bandpass. Devices made by Ableton In addition to the devices built by the Max for Live community, you’ll also find Max for Live devices in Live built by us. These devices are available right in the Live 11 Browser together with Live’s native Instruments and Effects. Included in the list are LFO, MIDI Monitor, the Drum Synth collection among many others. Check out Plugin Deals Patches & More Information Max for Live MIDI Instrument Devices: LFO/Modulation: 397: LFO Devices for modulating Ableton Live parameters: Sequencers: 890: Devices including sequencers: Drum Machine: 348: Devices for Beats: Sample Glitch: 502: Boring beats? Effects: 1583: Audio or Midi effect Devices: Jitter/Video: 130: Max for Live Devices containing Jitter.

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People are always quick to jump to Autotune and Melodyne for pitch correction, but if you don’t have either of these, you’re not out of luck. Autotuna is a Max for Live device that performs pitch correction. It doesn’t provide the same precision that a plugin like Melodyne offers, but it’s more than capable of nudging detuned audio into key.

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If your singer is hitting all their notes, but you merely need to tighten up the pitch of their performance, Autotuna will get the job done. Additionally, if you’re trying to achieve that robotic Autotune sound that’s wildly popular, Autotuna will be able to do that for you. Autotuna comes with many presets that allow you to pitch correct your audio to major keys, minor keys, and many others keys as well.

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2. Convolution Reverb Pro

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Convolution reverbs are modeled after real-world spaces. This is done by firing off sine waves, and recording how they interact with the space. Convolution reverbs are usually quite expensive, but there’s a free one available as a Max for Live device called Convolution Reverb.

Convolution Reverb comes with a vast number of presets. On top of providing the typical controls you’d find on a reverb like Decay, Size, and Predelay, Convolution Reverb includes even more controls. It includes a 3-band EQ, a Pos tab that allows you to position the reverb in the stereo field, a Mod tab that applies modulation, a Damp tab that will enable you to control how the reverb is dampened, and a Shape tab that will allow you to manage the dimensions of the modeled room.

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In my opinion, Convolution Reverb is substantially better than Ableton’s stock Reverb. It’s essentially a free upgrade to one of Ableton’s weakest audio devices, so it’s definitely worth checking out. Adding this device to your arsenal is a great way to step up your ability to mix in Ableton.

3. Envelope Follower

Envelope Follower is a Max for Live Device that lets you analyze the volume envelope of a track, and use the recorded envelope profile to affect other parameters in Ableton. Ableton enables you to map almost any parameter, so there are a tremendous number of things you can do with this device.

If you have multiple instruments in a song playing the same part, but you want them to rise and fall together more harmoniously, you could apply Envelope Shaper to the main track, and then map it to the Gain knob of a utility on the other tracks that are playing along with it. This would cause all the tracks to rise and fall along with the volume envelope of the lead instrument/vocal. This is a basic use for this device, but it demonstrates what it’s capable of. I’m sure your mind is now racing thinking of all the things you can do with it.