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K-Devices Collaborate with Ableton to Release Modulators Max For Live Pack
Rounik Sethi on Mon, March 14th | 0 comments
There’s four modulators in this new Max for Live pack from K-Devices: EXT3, REF, TED, & TIP. Check out the video below for more info.

K-Devices are pretty happy with their new Max For Live Device pack, and so they should be. There’s not one, but four modulator included inside… Modulators.

Here’s what Ableton & K-Devices tell us about these four modulators:

Get deep with the multi-functional LFO, create a sequence of randomized preset states, or modulate parameters using an audio signal – this set of envelope followers and other device controllers can reinvent how you use your instruments and effects, and take your modulations to the molecular level.

Three of the set’s four devices work by manipulating a single target parameter for advanced modulations (EXT, REF and TED). TIP works differently: it takes snapshots of a target device’s entire range of parameters, then offers ways to switch between them. Here’s the lowdown on each device:

EXT3

EXT3

EXT3 is a step sequencer modulator and a powerful envelopes generator. 

You control the target via the steps values, and thanks to features like time resolution, variation (introducing a probability based momentary adoption of a time resolution equal to the half of the selected one), swing, etc. You can modify and change the sequence creating new random sequences, or enabling the drunkwalk function: EXT will pick randomly steps from the sequencer, introducing on the fly a momentary random variation of a kept sequence.

To perfectly fit to any target, you can refine modulation scaling outcoming values to a specific range, and applying interpolation time between steps (smooth).

You can change any step from a flat value to an envelope thanks to shape functions, and setting independent length for any step!

EXT3 is the best tool to fast create automated patterns, and to modulate a parameter in unexpected ways!

It’s also CV/GATE compatible, and it can be used with any CV/GATE compatible hardware, as a modular system (a DC coupled audio interface or D/A converter is required).

TIP

TIP

TIP is a grid-based device controller; it can randomize all parameters in a device. If necessary, you can exclude Volume and Dry/Wet parameters, and integer values as menus, tabs, and toggles. It is possible to store all parameters status in a cell of TIP’s grid. To recall the snapshots, there are several ways: just clicking on, designing automations, or enabling the automatic trigger mode, that will chooses cells according to random and other functions, in addiction to a triple probability-based resolution. TIP is great to get massive compulsive automations in just few clicks, to create patterns of automations for your clips, and more!

TED

TED

TED FX is a fully customizable LFO that can act also as a function generator. You get all the tools you need to modulate anything you want in Live with perfectly shaped control signals: six blendable waveforms, sync and free frequency, phase inversion, sample and hold, folding, and smooth parameters. You can use the signal as continuous cycle, or trigger a given number of cycles via “loop” parameters.

It’s also CV/GATE compatible, and it can be used with any CV/GATE compatible hardware, as a modular system (a DC coupled audio interface or D/A converter is required).

REF

REF

REF is an envelope follower. You can shape the incoming audio source with low/high pass filter, listening the source in peak or rms modes, then design the envelope exactly how you need it, using specific tools, as relative or absolute modes, linear or logarithmic modulation, and switching between positive or negative direction. You also get standard EG parameters and a global delay time, all running in free and synced time values.

REF offers a big display to give you an accurate visual feedback: it will help you to check the incoming audio signal, set the threshold level, and view the real envelope generated, which will control the chosen target parameter.

This is a great tool for any kind of modulation: kick/bass side-chain combinations, driving filters, and experimental uses asking for controlling parameters from an audio source.

The pack is available for £29 GBP / $49 USD / €39 EUR

Web: https://www.ableton.com/en/packs/modulators/

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