Ableton Live MIDI FX

Here are a couple of Midi FX plugins that I created for the Enable Music Theory for Electronic Musicians session I presented at in December.

The idea is to have a series of Midi FX racks which allow you to use single key strokes or button pushes to create lush evolving chords.

With *Epic Chord Rack*  you can switch between major and minor, and increase the harmonic overtones of either the Harmony, or Tonic notes in the chord, as well as control to tweak the Maximum velocity out, which can come in handy if you start pushing the velocity messages up too high.

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*Note Remover* uses a trick of three velocity plugins in a row, with various settings to randomly remove the number of notes that the chord plugin splits out.The Macros give you the option to have either more or notes in the chord as well as an output velocity level.

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*Re-Voice* basically ensures that all notes will always sit within about a two octave range, no matter what the incoming note message is. You can assign an octave range via the Macro.

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*Racked Scale* is a couple of scale plugins conveniently grouped together and macro-mapped so you can change between Major and Minor Scale shape, transpose your scale anywhere within a two octave range, and change into any of the diatonic modes within a major or minor scale via the Base Macro.

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GRAB THE LIVE SET HERE

If you have any further questions, feel free to write a reply and I’ll do my best to answer! and if you find this useful, and want to support the creation of these FX, please consider donating a dollar!

cheers, Matt

Comments

5 comments on “Ableton Live MIDI FX”
  1. sylvie says:

    thanks for so much inspiration.
    Sylvie, germany

  2. Tobi/ www.abletonkurse.de says:

    Hey Matt – great idea with the midi chord fx – I recently build a ‘chords compose tool’ which enables you to stay in a certain chord progression, so not only all major, all minor BUT e.g. staying in Cmajor, so C, Dm, Em, F and so on. you can check it out here – http://goo.gl/z4hDHZ

    1. Matt says:

      Hi Tobi.
      Glad you like it! The racked scale device does that same thing, staying within the diatonic key, you can change scale degree with the base macro.
      Cheers,
      Matt

  3. tony says:

    really cool racks.
    Thanks
    Tony UK

  4. Arjan says:

    Looking for this for a while..Huge thanks man!

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