Cycling'74 Max For Live
Cycling'74 Max For Live

Max For Live, Environment for audio development from Cycling'74.

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Ableton and Cycling '74 have announced the release of Max for Live, a product designed to put Cycling'74's Max/MSP inside Ableton's Live.

Max for Live includes:
  • Step Sequencer: Play up to four concurrent sequences, each with up to 16 steps. It also features adjustable step size and step probability, sequence shift buttons (up, down, left, right), a "random" mode and comprehensive real-time MIDI options.
  • Buffer Shuffler: This audio effect "shuffles" incoming audio by buffering the audio, then replaying it in whatever order you've specified. Each channel of the stereo signal can be shuffled with different patterns (unlike Beat Repeat) and there is also a "dice" mode that randomizes the shuffle pattern at each bar crossing.
  • Loop Shifter: A creative loop playback device. Uses MIDI notes as triggers for playback states, each MIDI note representing one such "state": a combination of playback rate, loop points and filter settings. Plus "morphing" transition between states, auto-mapping system and "auto-play" mode that randomly chooses MIDI notes for automatic state selection.
  • Pluggo for Live: More than 40 devices from the Pluggo collection. These include audio effects and instruments, all re-built and optimized for use within Live.
  • Tools, building blocks and tutorials: Numerous new MIDI and audio effects, ranging from common studio utilities like graphic EQs to creative MIDI utilities such as humanizers. Plus "Building Blocks" - each carefully annotated to help you learn how they were made, as an introduction to Max programming.
  • Button matrix step sequencer: Turns the button matrix of the APC40 or Launchpad into a hardware interface for programming MIDI sequences.
  • Official Live API: Provides programmers with access to some of the inner workings of Live, including tracks, clips, notes, names and values, selection states and more. This API also provides access to controller hardware via Live, for creating new mappings that can completely repurpose a hardware device.

Key features:
  • Create audio effects, MIDI effects and instruments.
  • Includes Ableton Live API to control Live Sets, tracks, clips, devices, notes, loops, parameters, etc.
  • Extend hardware devices: provides objects to access any hardware controllers that are connected to Live.
  • Includes a specialized version of Max from Cycling '74 (Please note: does not run independently of Max for Live).
  • Comes with a selection of ready-to-use devices for audio and MIDI processing, algorithmic composition, real-time performance and hardware control.
  • Devices keep playing in Live while they are being edited.
  • Flexible user interface design: includes a collection of Live interface elements and other UI objects.
  • Includes hundreds of built-in Max objects for logic, MIDI, scripting, audio and video processing.
  • Supports video synthesis and animation via "Jitter" objects.
  • Includes step-by-step tutorials for learning to program with Max for Live.

Pricing and Availability
Max for Live is available from the Ableton web shop and from selected music retailers.

Pricing is $299 / €249. Max for Live requires Ableton Live 8. Users who already own Max 5 can buy Max for Live at a discounted price of $99 / €79.

Product bundles of Max for Live plus Ableton Live 8/Suite 8 are also available.
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