Max for Live Madness: Learning the Live Object Model and 0dB Max Device

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This week, the last week of Max for Live Madness, we will learn the sometimes complicated LOM (Live Object Model). This API of sorts helps us navigate the tree structure of Ableton Live using Max. It takes some getting used to is you come from a traditional programming background and some eexplanationif you are coming from […]

Max for Live Roundup: 5 Free Instruments

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I’m going to share with you a list of 5 free Instruments I found on Max for Live.com. They are all unique and interesting in their own way. Smaple Palyer Smaple Palyer, by Jeff Kaiser, doesn’t look like much at first glance but is a cool little powerful device. It’s a sampler that can quickly randomize […]

Max for Live Roundup: 5 Free Effects

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If you search around the internet for Max for Live devices you’ll start to see that there are a ton of them. Some do the same thing and others hard to find or understand. Sites like maxforlive.com are good for listing a device but sometimes you need curation. This is a list of 5 Free Effects Max for […]

17 Max for Live Shortcuts

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Okay, you have learned a little Max for Live, you have been reading the articles but you want to get faster at creating devices. That’s where you’d need to start learning shortcut. So I created a video of some common Max for Live shortcuts. Download spreadsheet. Enjoy!  

Max for Live Madness: Working with Audio in Max for Live – Dual Degrade Device

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Working with audio is a lot like working with MIDI in Max for Live. Just a little easier in some respects. As you get further into MIDI devices and MIDI Instruments, things become about the timing of Note On and Note Off. Dealing with audio you just have to manage the signal. MIDI is more like […]

Max for Live Essentials: Control Devices Walkthrough

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I’ve previously spoke about Max For Live Essentials in my Five Killer Live Packs. In this series of 5 short videos, we spend some time looking at the Control Device that comes with Max for Live Essentials. I show you how they can be used to enhance your sound design and productions as well as […]

Max For Live Madness: Hijacking MIDI Velocity of Incoming Notes

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In week 2 we learned how to parse incoming MIDI data and split the list containing pitch and velocity. This week we are are going to learn to edit MIDI velocity by hijacking it using these objects: notein noteout select message live.dial   As a part of Max for Live Madness, The Producer’s Kitchen is […]

Max For Live Madness: Learning to Parse MIDI and Use Live Objects

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In week 1 we learned that a bang starts everything. We also learned how to populate and send messages as well sending these data to the Max Window. This week we’ll see how to use Max to parse MIDI, use live.numbox and how to set up your device for use in Live. As a part of […]

Tape Stop With Max For Live Essentials Pitch Drop

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In this video, we look at a simple but cool Max for Live device called Pitch Drop. You can use it to create the tape stop but also cool momentary pitch changes. It’s a part of Max for Live Essentials: https://www.ableton.com/en/packs/max-live-essentials/. As a part of Max for Live Madness, The Producer’s Kitchen is doing a […]

Max For Live Madness: Getting Started with Bangs and Things

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Max for Live can be very daunting but don’t be afraid, it’s worth the time you put into it. Over the next month I’ll point out some key capabilities of Max for Live that I enjoy through tutorials, demos, roundups, and reviews. As a part of Max for Live Madness, The Producer’s Kitchen is doing […]