List of (free) Max for Live devices I patched with description, videos and download links. As most of them are for free you are welcome to motivate me in doing more of those by
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Toggle Loop in Drumrack
play loops in a Drumrack + Simpler
Endless Notes With Choke
This very simple device creates ‘endless’ MIDI notes, meaning if you input one note it will stay on as long you play another note. It is very useful for looping samples in Abletons Drumrack and only having one loop being played at a time – similar to a ‘choke’ function.
VELO 2 MIDI CC#
This device lets you control any midi map-able parameter by the velocity of your external midi hardware, meaning you can control audio effects, sample and sound control by hitting or PUSHing quiter or louder on a pad/trigger/e drum There is a second device included now, which works exactly like the first one, but the CC# values are not fading back to zero.
Setting up this device for the first time might be a bit complex, as it needs an internal virtual midi connection on your computer, so if you want to understand and use the full potential of his device:
You can get this device plus a full video course: HERE
On of my most discussed devices as this device has just one function – imported in to a Live Set, it will keep Ableton Lives metronome always on – yes I know there are many other ways, I know – someone asked me for this feature which is not natively supported by Ableton Live
MIDI sequencing and altering
Simple Step Sequence
This Max for Live device lets you trigger a simple step sequence of up to 8 notes. You can edit the playing velocity or use the real-time velocity of your tigger note. You can quickly set up certain scales or even import notes (pitches + velocities) directly from a midi clip.
Note to Chord V1 + V2
This M4L device lets you add up to 7 notes to an incoming note and alter the velocity of those notes. You will find a tutorial on that here TUTORIAL
You might think “I can do this with the CHORD midi effect already” – yes but with the CHORD you are limited to one set of intervals for all incoming/route notes, with the NOTE TO CHORD device you get the chance to define every chord and intervals for every single note separately!
Midi Pitch Jump (with text input)
This device lets you ‘jump’ between customizable Midi pitches e.g. for controlling the selection of samples in a Drumrack. You can Midi map (=automate) those ‘jumps’.
Round Robin for Ableton Live
This Max for Live device let you set up Round Robins quick and easy. It can be used for the typical purpose of triggering different drum samples with one MIDI note e.g. to make triggered drums sound more natural and acoustic. But it might be used for playing tonal sequences just as well.
External (Drum) MIDI hardware
Midi Remote Collection ( for E drum pads)
These Max for Live devices are for setting up deep midi remote control via external midi hardware like the SPD-SX, BopPad, DTX-12, Drumkat and other (e drum) midi controllers. You are able to access more remote actions like over the unbuild MIDI mapping menu (e.g. selecting tracks and solo them). You can create your own presets and store and recall them quick and easy!
You can get a whole video online course where all functions and setting up those devices is explained in detail (- the devices are included in this course, so you don’t need to buy them separately.)
Midi Note Tuner
With this device you get a quick and easy way to repitch up to 24 MIDI notes from external MIDI hardware like a drumpad or Abletons Push. You can check out a tutorial on how to use this here: TUTORIAL
BopPad Status Viewer
This device gives you visual feedback inside in Ableton Live e.g. for seeing if toggled Audio FX are on or not.
Follow link for further info and video TUTORIAL
BopPad Preset – pick from Ableton Live
This Max for Live device lets you pick one of the 4 presets which are stored on your BopPad from
within Ableton Live – MIDI assignable, automated through clips and with a nice visibilty via an always on top staying floating window.
Clavia Nord Drum 3P Editor
This Max for Live device lets you edit nearly all of the sound parameters for a Nord Drum 3P connected to your computer.
It has 121 presets build in plus the ability to save and store your own presets. You can MIDI map all device parameters and create even automations using MIDI clips.
You will find instructions and more infos HERE
Clavia Nord Drum 3P Editor – REVERB + DELAY section
This Max for Live device lets you edit the reverb and delay section for a Nord Drum 3P connected to your computer. It has the ability to save and store your own presets. You can MIDI map all device parameters and create even automations using MIDI clips.
SPD SX Kit selector for Ableton Live – V1 + V2
2 M4L devices for controlling and changing kits on your Roland SPD-SX inside of Ableton Live. You can MIDI remote the selection of kits or set up dummy clips to automate the kit change inside your Ableton Live set. You wil find HOW-TO tutorial HERE
SPD SX MOVE SCENES
This M4l devices for Ableton Live lets you select and fire scenes with your Roland SPD SX – please check how to use video here: TUTORIAL
Quick and easy plugin for Ableton Live, if you need to ‘re-tune’ incoming midi notes e.g. from a midi hardware controller to the right notes to play Drumrack presets.
Quick and easy plugin for Ableton Live, if you need to ‘re-tune’ incoming midi notes e.g. from a midi hardware controller to the right notes to play IMPULSE presets.