The synths are a string Ensemble with String Chorus and Phaser and a Synth called Digital – it is a mixture of additive and wavetable…”
ENSEMBLE: Inspired by the classic string machines of the 1970s, Ensemble is a Max for Live string synthesiser with a unique built-in morphing formant filter. Ensemble also includes chorus and phaser effects which can be used separately.
DIGITAL: Max for Cats presents DiGiTAL, a powerful polyphonic synth that fuses aspects of additive, wavetable, frequency modulation and subtractive synthesis. DiGiTAL is distinctly designed for creating new sounds and provides a comprehensive set of controls expressly for this purpose.
ANALOG TECHNO: Sample Magic delivers the grit and soul of machine-made techno with hundreds of loops crafted from analogue synths and hardware. This Pack comes loaded with pounding beats, raw synth lines, dirty basslines, dubbed-out chords, processed vocals and much more.
DUB MACHINES: Dub Machines is a pair of expertly designed Max for Live devices that reproduce, and expand on the sound of classic tape and analog delays. With vintage character, extensive control and deep sound-shaping capabilities, Dub Machines is ready to take any sound into space.
At the Code Control Festival in Leicester England this past weekend we gave attendees an advance peek at some of our mobile projects. Sam Tarakajian, our principal mobile developer, showed a new iPad app, the Mira controller for Max, that makes it possible, with as close to zero configuration as possible, to make your patch “touchable.” Mira presents a large set of Max user interface elements on the iPad exactly as they appear in your patch. It also provides access to multitouch and accelerometer data. We’ll be revealing more of this powerful addition to the Max universe as we prepare it for release in the app store later this spring.
As a possible companion to Mira, I revealed a new “hardware” project dubbed the MiraBox — in reality, nothing more than an 8 x 10 wooden picture frame stuffed with foam — that helps capture accelerometer and gyro data from the iPad. The software component of the project was prototyped entirely with Mira and Max 6. Like many others we’re interested in extracting higher-level gestures from accelerometer sensors, but in particular, we’re interested in tracking data when you touch your patch.