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Device Overview

Name/Version: Spectrum Sampler 1.0
Author: mauriziogiri  
Description: Spectrum Sampler is a Max for Live device which samples and holds spectral components of the incoming signal. It can create inharmonic resonances, artifacts, dusty noises, drones, gliding sounds: a wide palette of amazing noises.
Here is a video of the device in action:

It is now part of the "Spectrum Effects" bundle available at Ableton

Device Details

Tags effect, other
Live Version Used: 8.3.4
Max Version Used: 5.1.9
Date Added: May 11 2013 17:13:15
Date Last Updated: Feb 20 2014 10:27:09
Device Type: audio_device
Download URL (report link)
License (more info): None


Your device is really nice. I bought it last night and love it. My only feedback is that the coloring is not ideal. It does not work well with the new "Dusk" skin in 9.0.4 (which is very popular now) or any dark skin for that matter. The number boxes are unreadable.

For reference. From:

Device user interface needs to be readable in different Live skins. Many Live users utilize different Live skins to adopt to different surroundings like stage lighting or studio. Please make sure that your device works with darker and brighter Live skins. How to check: Load device, open the Look/Feel tab in Live? Preferences, and select different Live skins from the pull-down menu. Note: Device colors can be adjusted to the current Live skin colors via [live.colors].

Amazing mangling tool. I really love it, you really can transform incoming audio into something totally new & synthetic. I'm a electroacoustic/experimental sound artists and this device is going to be part of my main arsenal for sure. Good work, I like all your devices so far :)


BTW: I use a very dark custom Live skin and I have no problem reading the device here. All good, so...

Synnack and NeonBreath, thank you for your feedback.
I wasn't aware that skin colors override UI object colors; this is a bit crazy imho. I'll change my color scheme in a future update.

on my side I've been your other devices alot (Mirror Maze in particular) and the color scheme never been a problem with the dark skin I use.

Anyway keep up the good work, I'll keep following your future device developments and keep supporting your devices.


OK, I've changed the colors and now they are skin-independent (hopefully).
Whoever bought the device before May 13th 2013 can ask for the new version using the form at (be sure to use the same email address you used for your order).

@NeonBreath thank you for your appreciation!

When your store is working, it's a done deal, I have Izotopes spectron, but this is much more compact effect, If I was a developer I'd be asking why my coders haven't stumbled upon this simple configuration for the range of effects given, simply brilliant man, the community are gonna love it.

AlphaSynessence thank you!
Did you encounter any problems with the store?

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