(free) Max for Live devices

Stock and custom Max for Live solutions

Max for Live can solve missing features in Ableton Live. A big community of Max for Live developers are offering Max for Live plug-ins, which can be used by non-developers to enhance control and create music. You can find the devices I created below. If you are looking for a certain device, control or function or if you need a custom device: please get in touch.

Click on the categories to check out my Max for Live devices:

If you don’t know how to install Max for Live devices, then please read my article here.


All devices which are free and available on a donation basis. Setting up multiple loops in Arrangement View, control ZOOM-Meetings from within Ableton Live and AUTO-Cue and select the next scene. Check them out here.

Free plug ins for Ableton Live


If you want to not only change MIDI notes velocity, pitch or length but use for example use your velocity to change the pitch this category is for you. MIDI monitoring, convert MIDI note velocity or speed to MIDI CC, change MIDI CC just to name a few things which are possible via my Max for Live devices. Check them out here!

MIDI devices for Ableton Live


One strength about Ableton Live is that it is customisable to your needs but some features are missing and can be solved via M4L. My Control devices are enabling dynamic tempo change, using MIDI notes to trigger parameters between pre-set values and much more. Check them out here!

M4L devices for controlling tempo and remote function.


Ableton Live is great for controlling synths and electronic drums and vice versa. To integrate and create a smooth workflow, M4L devices are the best option. I created devices for the Nord Drum 3P, the Roland SPD SX the Korg Volca Drum and many more. Check them out here!

Integrating music hardware with Ableton Live


I have released several collections and packs. Note to MAP, Tempo Control and a Velocity Pack. Check them out here!

Collection of Max for Live devices

Selection of more Max for Live devices

Scroll down here to view a selection of my Max for Live devices with links to the manuals and tutorials.


“Melody Trigger” lets you set up note sequence triggering in real-time – not only for drummers!

Arrangement Looper

Set up and recall several loop sections in Arrangement view.

Continue Play

Continue in the Arrangement View in Ableton Live from the point you stopped.


Note To Chords lets you trigger chords with in-depth velocity control via one MIDI note. It comes with a lot of presets too.

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 than access able via the native MIDI MAP function in Ableton Live (e.g. selecting tracks and solo them). You can create your own presets and store and recall them quick and easy!

SPD SX Control for Ableton Live / 3 Max for Live bundle

3 Max for Live devices to enhance the control between Ableton Live and the Roland SPD-SX. 

-Change Kits on your SPD-SX via Ableton Live

-Use FX buttons of your SPD-SX to control actions in Ableton Live

-control and automate the master sound effect section on your SPD-SX via Ableton Live

Note to Map Collection – 5 Max for Live devices

5 Max for Live devices for more flexible MIDI map control with MIDI note coming in from your external MIDI controller / electronic drum / drum pads for Ableton Live.

Ableton Drummer Collection One

This M4L collection consists of 7 devices:

Drum Rack Toggle Loop + Toggle All Notes

Both devices are very handy if you want to play loops in a Drum Rack in Ableton Live.

Drum Rack Tuner + Impulse Tuner

Both devices are re-pitching MIDI notes quick and easy.

Simple Step Sequence (short and long)

Those devices are designed to trigger short or long melodies via playing one MIDI note.

Round Robin V2

A M4L device to trigger different samples for one incoming MIDI note in round robin style.

Velocity to MIDI CC

Use MIDI Note On velocity to generate MIDI CC# messages.

Volca Drum Editor

Control and Edit your Korg Volca Drum from within Ableton Live

16 MIDI Remote Buttons

Set up your MIDI controller for custom control in Ableton Live

Chord Trigger Dial 7

Quick and easy for triggering complex chords in Ableton Live

Automate Record Quantisation

Access Record Quantisation via MIDI / Key Map or via automations

Automate Metronome

Automate the On/Off state of Ableton Live s metronome

Endless Notes

Have notes playing until the next note is being played.

Random Notes No Repeats

Set up a range of notes which will be triggered random and only repeat after all notes have been played.

MIDI CC Value Filter

Filter certain MIDI CC values

Simple Threshold

Set up a simple velocity threshold for MIDI notes.

MIDI Clip Quantize

Access MIDI clip quantisation via MIDI / Key Map or via automations.

MIDI Monitor Note + CC

Monitors MIDI Notes and MIDI CC coming in on one MIDI track.


Use MIDI velocity from Ableton Live to change a selection of sound parameters in Ableton Live.

SPD-SX Kit Selector V3

Change Kits on your Roland SPD-SX via Ableton Live.