Ableton Releases Connection Kit
Free Max for Live devices extend Live’s communication possibilities beyond sound
Connection Kit is a free toolkit for music makers who want to explore the possibilities for interaction between Live and the world around it. If you’ve been looking to use Live with technologies such as Arduino, LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3 and OSC, this set of Max for Live devices provides exactly what you need.
Ever thought about using your webcam to control a synthesizer? Imagine creating a soundscape using weather data from the web or stock market fluctuations, or even turning musical elements into physical actions through motors and servos. This Pack consists of 11 Max for Live devices that let you connect, control and monitor Live using various interfaces and communication protocols, including Arduino, Leap Motion, LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV3, OSC and littleBits.
The Pack provides a toolkit that is ready to use, or – for those with Max for Live programming skills – to open up in Max and adapt to your own needs. If you’re a Live user with a tendency for tinkering, Connection Kit opens up a world of new input and output possibilities for music and sound creation with Live.
Pricing and availability
Live 9 Suite and Max for Live users can now download the Connection Kit Pack for free.
Ableton makes products for musicians, producers and DJs to create and perform music. These include Live, software that turns the music studio into an instrument; Push, a hardware instrument for playing and composing with Live; and Link, a technology for playing in time together. Ableton was founded in 1999 and released the first version of Live in 2001. Since then, the company has attracted a worldwide community of dedicated users.
Ableton’s headquarters are in Berlin, with an additional office in Los Angeles. The company is run by its founders and currently has about 230 employees.
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