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Name/Version: INSPIR 2.0
Author: ELPHNT  
Description: Have you ever felt stuck with no idea what to do next? Or perhaps you're paralysed by the sheer number of directions you could take with whatever production you're working on? INSPIR is here to help.

Based on a similar concept to Brian Eno's Oblique Strategies but far less oblique and much more direct, INSPIR helps you to overcome creative hurdles by presenting you with an explicit musical idea or concept to implement in your work.

As INSPIR is a MaxForLive device it works directly inside Ableton Live - you can drop it on the Master Track of your project then simply click on the interface to generate a random musical inspiration - so you don't even have to leave your DAW. The inspirations range from distinctly musical terms like:

"RETROGRADE : Reverse the order of a phrase"
"MAJOR : Use only major chords"

To terms that are slightly more open ended like:

"PERCUSSION : Use only percussion, even for melody"
"SAMPLE : Use a sample"

I've found INSPIR incredibly useful in my own work, it's helped me countless times to get out of a creative block and keep creating music, I hope it helps you just as much.


Device Details

Tags utility, other
Live Version Used: 9.7.2
Max Version Used: 7.3.3
Date Added: May 25 2017 14:50:59
Date Last Updated: Apr 17 2020 09:12:34
Device Type: audio_device
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License (more info): AttributionNonCommercialShareAlike


Wow. I?m very impressed with your work on this simple-seeming device.

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