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Sonus Dept Releases Abstructs For Max For Live

Sonus Dept. have released Abstructs, a collection of Max for Live devices able to create sounds or perform sonic transformations that are typical to certain abstract electronic music and sound art. The collection is available for €15.00.

The devices include:

  • AbstractSynth: an atmospheric polyphonic synthesizer that creates the sound from a dense and ever evolving spectrum.
  • BiShift: an effect that allows to shift the magnitude and the phase of the spectrum separately, so that it can act as a complex and strange pitchshifter.
  • BrokenDelays: a delay that features up to 16 delay lines, and that abruptly changes their lengths (and their actual chances to be played) rhythmically. Apply to a boring drum loop or to a plain voice and listen how it becomes a never repeating bizarre pattern.
  • Disturbances: a generator of stutters and noise interference to the incoming audio.
  • Essential: an effect that analyzes the spectrum of the incoming sound and returns only its most prominent features. With the included reverb-like effects, you can turn any sound into an abstract spiral of wandering waves.
  • FromOuterSpace: like in all our other M4L bundles, here it is a trippy drone generator!
  • InfiniteTrain: a pulse-train generator with a twist. It can create abstract punctiform sound patterns often found in glitch and minimal music.
  • MadHatter: theoretically it is a polyphonic hi-hat synthesizer, but try to mess with the parameters, and discover that it can do a lot more and work like a complete unusual synthesizer.
  • OneToMany: a 32-voice sample player that changes its parameters every time it is triggered, so that from a single sample a whole range of barely predictable sounds can be obtained.
  • SineBursts: an instrument to create high pitched sounds and noises. Glitches are included if you like, and in the amount you need.
  • SpectroGlitch: an effect that randomly suppress or invert the magnitude or the phase of the spectrum of the incoming sound.
  • SpectroSynth: a compact polyphonic synthesizer to create sounds with a wide and complex timbre, ideal for rich atmospheres.

All the devices have all the parameters automatable.

Abstructs requires a PC or Mac version of Ableton Live Suite version 10.1.30+ or 11 or Standard with the Max for Live addon to work. The devices can be used in Max/MSP 8, too, but some features may be unavailable outside Live.

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