I’ve really been enjoying the new and refreshed Max for Live devices in Live 9. Buffer Shuffler 2.0 is really great. Here is a fun tip.
1) Create a variety of patterns
2) To cycle through the patterns, drop in the LFO M4L device. Click the map button and then click on one of the pattern numbers. Now the LFO will modulate the pattern being applied.
You can use the LFO “Offset” parameter to pick the lowest pattern that will be selected. The “Depth” parameter will determine the range allowing you to restrict the highest pattern selected. Experiment with LFO shapes and speeds.
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I’ll be flying up from Boulder to Seattle next weekend for the Pacific Northwest Synthfest on March 16th. I’m playing my Dark SciFi Controllerism set with original songs from my albums along with some unreleased material. I’ll be debuting my new 2013 show with interactive visuals with live camera input (teaser photos here) and will perform a 45 minute set with Q&A at 11am. I’m really looking forward to hanging out with fellow synth enthusiasts in Seattle – woot!
The event is FREE and you can find more details on their Facebook page. Here is a summary of the event.
The Petting Zoo: Show off your gear. See other people show off their gear. Touch it. Pet it. Love it.
The Performance / Telepresentation Room for performances and presentations that run throughout the day.
The Trade Show Room where manufacturers will be able to give demos on their gear. This is similar to The Petting Zoo but will likely be a quieter setting where you can go one on one with individual manufacturers.
Jam Session Room. This room will be one big day-long jam session that you can join and leave as you please. Everyone welcome!
What sets this Alien Vanguard soundset apart are the waves by HG Fortune, extending the sonic range of the Waldorf Blofeld into far outer space. This soundset features mostly patches for Ambient, Soundscapes and Atmospherics, but also some other classic stuff, for example, some bass and sequencer sounds for e.g. early TD type and related music.
Alien Vanguard (incl. waveset) by HG Fortune & Dimitri Schkoda (aka Inner Dreamer) includes two patchbanks with 128 patches each:
- AlienVanguard HGF-Bank-*.mid by HG Fortune
- AlienVanguard ID-Bank-*.mid by Dimitri Schkoda
The soundset comes with 86 well chosen wave programs in 5 genres:
Cpl - complex i.e. mostly layered sounds
Scp - soundscapes partly generated from images and as such showing some vivid sonic motion by itself
Syn - synthesizer sounds
Cho - synthetic choir sounds
FX - effect sounds (spacey as well as natural like birds and water)
On request the waveset has been set to 86 wave programs in order to maintain space for the factory
set which does fit well along.
HG Fortune has been into synthesizers since 1975 and is well known for his very special VSTi plugin creations since 2003. Dimitri Schkoda aka Inner Dreamer is the most prolific patch designer and composer of demotracks for HGFortune VSTi plugins since late 2004.
I attended the Ableton Live 9, Max for Live and Push Premiere Event the University of Denver on Wednesday February 27th.
Ableton Certified Trainer and electronic artist Orville Kline joins Darwin Grosse from Cycling 74 for a unique performance and presentation covering the new features of Ableton Live 9, the potential of Max for Live and exploring creative approaches for composition and performance using Ableton's new hardware instrument Push.
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