If you haven't dived into Max for Live for all there plugins... You are straight up mad! There is a some AMAZING free plug ins that will blow your mind. People like Monolake are putting these together just to share them. Here is a list of some of the rad ones I have played with. If you haven't checked them out then this is a tease to get you diving in.
Two virtual microphones rotate around a single sound source. Doppler delays, distance dependent amplitude modulation and filtering included. Movement of source and microphones synced to song position. This allows 100% reproducible effects.
Its a live-loopstation featuring autoexport of recorded loops,syncing to and from LIVE and a second,floating interface.and more... you may use multiple instances for creating complex multitrack looper setups.
It is a simple but interesting way to create soundscapes, drones and various sick bass or sounddesign effects. with the software Iannix. IanniX is a graphical open-source sequencer, based on Iannis Xenakis works, for digital art.
When I open my Ableton live set I always have to do a few things... To start I open device manager in windows and turn of my wireless internet (latency issue), then I open my Midi trix program, then open the set. Sometimes I need to do other things, and it adds up over time to get my studio time and ableton running for my live set.
There is a rad new Hack for Ableton and it is already on Mac's. It's called Automater. There is a rad video below on how to set this up by dubspot.
I also found a way to do this on my PC using a free program called Action(s). Same basic idea.
You just call in action. If you need some extra rad things you can also automate opening up specific live sets by opening that file and so on.One useful extra tool is the "keyboard and mouse" action(s).
This is a simple hack, but can be really useful when the stress of starting your live gig is happening. Expecially if you have a complected live start up.
Just found this today and it blew my mind! There is a free program online for tracking your faces movements and translating them into midi controls. You can use it for LFO's and all sort of cool things. The program is called FaceOSC. Below is a video on what you can do with it and setting it up.
Some times when you are working on a live set there are little hacks you would love to see. Like a button you press that canges all your effects to a certain mix you like, or plays your clips in a sequence as well.
Last week I found an AMAZING hack that does just that and way more! Oh and it's free!
ClyphX is a MIDI Remote Script for Live 8.1.5 or later that provides an extensive list of Actions related to controlling different aspects of Live. These Actions can be accessed via X-Triggers (Session View Clips, Arrange View Locators or MIDI Controls). Each X-Trigger can trigger a single Action or a list of Actions.
Finding good free synths always feels like scrapping the bottom of a barrel. There are all sorts of goos ones, but there is also a lot of crap. Here is a list of VSTI's I have used and loved. These are all for Windows Only.
Rez a Rad Monosynth
Rez is a seemingly basic synth, but it’s capable of a very wide range of sounds. While Rez has a bunch of cool features, the beating heart of Rez is its filter. It’s made from multiple chained filters acting as a single powerful filter and it’s highly resonant, providing Rez with its distinctive character. Top that off with distortion, a phaser, various oscillator modulations, delay, and arping.