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Episode #94: Max For Live Tools - Ableton Certified Trainer Series



In this episode, Dan interviews Ableton Certified Trainers - Adam Fangsrud, Melanie Frisoli, and Misty Jones sharing their favorite Max For Live devices and how they use them. Scroll below to see a list of all Max For Live devices mentioned in this episode.



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Adam Fangsrud has been an Ableton Certified Trainer since 2011. He is the owner and head engineer at Red Sun Mastering and plays in the electropop duo Flatliner, as well as producing solo techno as Kro. In addition to private instruction, Adam teaches Ableton Live for the Austin, TX based 'Dadageek Academy'. He is equally capable in the hardware and software realms, specializing in production, mixing, mastering, sound design and generative composition using Max for Live.



Mélanie Frisoli is a composer, sound designer, field recordist, trained audio engineer and educator based in Montreal. She is the first female Ableton Certified Trainer in Canada, with over fifteen years of experience in the music industry. Mélanie has released six albums under the name Mell, and spent years traveling around the globe performing full-time. She has also composed music for documentaries and theater plays, and is an expert using Max For Live.




Misty Jones is a Nashville-based music producer and assistant professor at Middle Tennessee State University and has been an Ableton Live user since 2007. She went on to receive a Master of Music degree in Music Technology Innovation at Berklee Valencia in Spain, where she developed her “Orbit Suit,” using Live and controllers to “remix” a guitar player in real time on stage. In addition to teaching synthesis, MIDI and Ableton Live at MTSU, she devotes time to the scholarly research of pop music evolution and trends, training producers and developing curriculum. In her spare time, she loves remixing, mashups and sample/granular-based composition.





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Max For Live Devices MentioneD:

(In Order)



INSTRUMENTS:

Swarmalators T

Inspired by Nature

Granulator II

Grain Scanner


Bengal Max for Cats


Dark Synth


Bass (Max for Live Essentials)


DS Kick (Max For Live Essentials)



AUDIO & MIDI EFFECTS:

Dschihadelay


Outer Spaces

PitchLoop89


MadStep

Euclidean Sequencer


Buffer Shuffler (Max For Live Essentials)

NEDIT

Polyrhythmus

Probability Arp (Probability Pack)

CutHacker (Max For Live Building Tools)


STING by Skinnerbox

Instant Haus

Pitch Drop


Magnetic (Dub Machines)


Scale-O-Mat

Chord-O-Mat


Color Limiter (Creative Extensions Pack)

JSON Video (Connection Kit Pack)

OSC Send (Connection Kit Pack)

MultiMap (Max For Live Essentials)


UTILITIES / WORKFLOW ENHANCEMENTS

Jot.Zoomer

ONE 2

Clip Gain

Multi Analyser

ClyphX For Live 11 (Non-Max For Live; Scripting Language)

Mm.Chain Per Scene

P2D Session2


TEMPO 2.0


Arrangement Looper V2

Smooth Automator


Device Randomizer


MIXING PURPOSES:

Loudness Meter


Swiss Army Meter


High School Crush


Crap Cassettes

College Dropout


AS Console


Transient Machines Pack


MAX FOR LIVE FOR VIDEO:

ViZZable 2

VideoSync:






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