A new range of Ableton plugins from Really Useful Plugins are designed to ruin your mix, troll you with insults and generally cause chaos in your set. With their tongue firmly in cheek, the nine plugins included in the Really Useful bundle include instruments, audio devices and MIDI devices that insult you, provide passive aggressive feedback on your music and fill the screen and audio with annoying bee sounds.
Cycling 74 have announced a brand new version of Max coming in Q2 2018. Recently-acquired by Ableton, Cycling 74’s Max is a programming interface for music-making and sound design, allowing users to highly customise their projects, installations, signal paths and much, much more.
Download a free molduar synth module from Mutable Instruments. Forever looking for ways to innovate, Ableton and their users have always provided interesting nd forward-thinking music making tools and now Eurorack module maker Mutable Instruments have ported two of their most popular Eurorack modules to Max for Live.
Clouds and Braids have both been unofficially ported by developer Timo Rozendal via Max for Live, so you'll need the full Ableton Suite to run them.
A new Ableton sampler lets you create lots of tiny loops from one sample using a creative new instrument from Dillon Bastan. The Iota uses granular synthesis technology to loop tiny fragments of a sound, resulting in unique and warped sounds and FX.
A version of Pac-Man is heading to Ableton Live's Max for Live, which has been developed by Isotonik Studios.
Now, it's not the game that we all know and love but instead a specially designed tool that takes cues from the original game and allows Ableton users to control variables like note velocity and length.
The new tool — which has been teased on Facebook (below) — is part of Isotonik Studios' Arcade series which reimagines classic 8-bit games — like Asteroid, Tetris and Pong — as sequencers and other music production tools.