Free Stuff for Ableton Live: FM Drum Machine in M4L, Minus Artists’ Live Sets

The design of tools incorporates aesthetic ideas and values from the creator. With freer access to those tools, and easier creation of custom tools, the line between a music release and a tool release blurs. The difference: you can take someone else’s tool, and warp it to your own purposes. And so it is that Ableton is increasingly featuring artists and their Max for Live creations. While Max for Live was introduced last fall, many of its fruits aren’t appearing until now. Magda works with effects and dynamics to polish her included set. Other artists turn to Sampler, Operator, drum …

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