Max For Live Devices and Performance

This page is dedicated to my continual work on Max For Live plugins. These plugins can be used in both linear and non-linear contexts. Once the plugins are 100% complete, I will create a link where you can purchase them at a very small price. Here is what I have created so far.

I have created a YouTube video, breaking down each of the devices, showing how they were. Take a look at that here:

 


Springy Verb

Springy Verb

‘Springy Verb’ is exactly what it says on the tin, a basic spring reverb, with all of the basic functions and parameters that you would expect to find. The Dry/Wet goes all the way to 100%, allowing you to create, lush ambience. Also included in the plugin is a basic set of filters, allowing you to shape the sound of the wet signal, making as warm or cold as you like,


Chorus Noise Maker

Chorus Noise Maker

This plugin began life as an ordinary chorus plugin. However, after changing some of the key parameters and their ranges, it took life as brutal noise machine, although it can still be used subtly as a standard chorus device.


Broken Chip Delay

Broken Chip Delay

The ‘Broken Chip Delay’ is a standard delay plugin, like with the reverb, with all the standard parameters that you find on a delay plugin. However, this device has a twist, a bit-crusher. So with the ‘Sample Rate’ dial, you can degrade the delayed signal, to create sharp and broken delay sounds.


Stereo Ring Modulator

Stereo Ring Modulator

Nothing too much to say about this device. A very basic stereo ring modulator, allowing you to modulate the left and right channel separately.


Wonderful Times

Wonderful Times

This device was purposely created to be a little bit of an oddball. As you can see, the buttons and the dials do not have any labels, so on the surface it’s not clear what the device actually does. But, this device is a delay, but the buttons randomly generate delay times and Dry/Wet mix values. I recommend putting this on drums for really broken rhythms.


End Times


End Times

End Times is a distortion device that is great for creating broken, glitchy and nasty tones. It combines two different equations to create two different distortion types, that can be blended for unique tones. This device works amazingly on guitars for a degraded fuzz tone.


Frequenspeed

Frequenspeed

This device creates ever changing delay times, similar to the Wonderful Times device. However, the delay time changes are automatic, creating a new delay time every 5 seconds, which lies between 10 and 1000ms. The slider can be moved to widen or shorten the delay time range. The delayed signal can also be pitch shifted, with a Glide dial allowing for smooth transitions from one pitch to another.


Micro 4D

Micro 4D

Micro 4D. Any audio can recorded device using the record button on the far left. This audio is then split into 4 ‘Micro Loops’: 50, 100, 200 and 500ms. You can then play back these ‘Micro Loops’ at different speeds, forward and back, adjust by the dials for each Micro Loop. The volume for each Micro Loop can be adjusted, as well as for the dry signal and overall loop level. If the sounds become to loud, chaotic, or you just want to record a new loops, there is also a mute button to mute all currently playing Micro Loops.