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Device Overview

Name/Version: P-4L 1.0
Author: ricoL  
Description: P_4L is a Max for Live Device based on Plaits by Mutable Instruments.

It's a patchable semi-modular system with Plaits at the center, encouraging modulation and experimentation.


All features and sound engines from the original Plaits are included, 16 sound engines, the internal envelope and low pass gate emulation, all patchable inputs and attenuverters etc.

Some other things have been added:

A fully-patchable modulation system
7 modulation sources
2x LFO's w/ continuously variable shapes
Smooth & Stepped random sources
The Aux output of the synth engine for audio-rate modulation
An ADSR envelope
and MIDI note-value (key-tracking)
A self-resonant and drivable Moog style ladder filter with 6 modes.
Modulation amount controls for Model, Harmonics, etc.
A Pulse generator to trigger the internal envelope and Sample and Hold.

This device is for use in Ableton Live - Live Suite or a Max for Live License is needed

This device has been tested on an Intel Mac

I don't know if it works on Windows PCs, or M1 Mac - why not give it a try and let me know?

Original Software Design by Émilie Gillet - This is not a Mutable Instruments Product.

vb.mi.plts~ Max External created by Volker Böhm

Gen~ Implementation of a Moog Ladder filter by Peter McCulloch

Device Details

Tags synth, drum
Live Version Used: 11.3.2
Max Version Used: 8.5.2
Date Added: May 29 2023 06:05:07
Date Last Updated: May 29 2023 06:06:49
Device Type: instrument_device
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License (more info): AttributionShareAlike



looks great, anyone tested this in windows? thanks

It is Mac-only.

Well this is outstanding! Careful with your levels when you first load it up - there's no volume attn engaged by default so when you load it, you get full volume (without pressing a key). Just like how it would work in the real world!

This thing is stellar. I feel like it should be an instrument included with Live - thanks so much for sharing it with us! Off to play some more!

beautiful! finally a plaits type synth for max that actually works! all the extra features are just a massive bonus, thank you!!

sounds great. working well on an M1 chip - thanks.

just a thought:
smth like this with Braids would be cool aswell...:)

FM via the patchbay seems to be restricted to a pretty shallow depth.

Otherwise, pretty nice take!

This seems to be one of the best Plaits emulations on MaxForLive or even the best.

would love to see a version of this that works on windows, please

is it possible?

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