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Name/Version: ARCTURUS free Ableton Live 9 Rack 1.33
Author: whiteboxsynthmakers  
Description: A modern jazz quartet improvising in Ableton? Well, near enough. You can provide the live trumpet if you wish. If you do a recording of it let me know.

I've taken Max for Live's snappily titled random sequence generator and inserted separate instances of it onto four different instruments: piano, guitar, percussion and double bass. This rack uses TENSION and ELECTRIC as the sound generators.

You'll notice that without too much tweaking the Max gizmo is pretty funky, especially if you put it into a 64-bar backwards and forwards random repeat thing. Are there some secret jazzers over at Cycling 74?

I've added in some AMP stuff for live sounding realism and some user-variables (using RESONATOR) that give the impression of a guitarist strumming (with a fuzz-box) rather than playing lead. AND a bit of a trick on the Percussion sound (it's actually TENSION playing a marimba) that makes it go scratchy if you mess with it. By the way, the unusual inclusion of Guitar/Percussion balance seems to work. Try it out.

The double bass (TENSION again) is on a separate track so you don't have to use the M4L Carbonised Wood REVERB on it but you'll probably want to use the GLUE compressor.

You will notice there are no recorded clips in this rack. Just hit PLAY and see what happens.

DO play with the variables. Do play trumpet.

Device Details

Tags synth, sampler, sequencer, glitch, other, dj
Live Version Used: 9.0.6
Max Version Used: 6.1.3
Date Added: Sep 19 2013 19:29:56
Date Last Updated: Mar 30 2015 16:59:44
Device Type: instrument_device
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License (more info): AttributionNonCommercialShareAlike


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