Stage-ready instruments for the live electronic musician.
What this software is not:
Pretty graphical applications where you click and drag your way to making fun sounds from soundfiles on your hard-drive in a few minutes.
What this software is:
A way to performatively transform live sound as it streams into your computer from microphones or otherwise using commercially available Midi controllers you can get good at with practice.
A way to be a performer whose performance is intimately and tangibly connected to your surrounding band-mates' performances.
An effort toward keeping electronic music truly live, 100% rooted in sonic expressions made in the same room with the audience.
Free. (under the GNU LGPL)
Ableton Live Max for Live Devices:
Ableton Live with Max for Live 6 or greater installed and a Midi controller.
Melody Maker / Rallentandofier / Pitch & Rhythm Polemicist
Download Five Finger Discount 1.0.0
Five Finger Discount Users Guide (you'll need this).
At least 1 GHz of modern processing speed and 512 MB of RAM on a Mac OS X or Windows 2000/NT/XP/Vista computer with at least Java 1.4 installed (any modern OS should already have this) and a robust Midi Controller(s).
Keyboard Driven Sampler-Sustainer / Nostalgifier / Awesomer
Download Mnemonica 1.0 for Mac OS X (10 MB disk image)
Download Mnemonica 1.0 for Windows 2000/NT/XP/Vista (5.1 MB windows executable)
All Mnemonica documentation on set-up and usage (you'll need this) is here.
Midi Looper-Transformer / Term of Endearment / Hey, could you hold this a second?
Download Moop 1.0.0 for Mac OS X (45 MB disk image)
Download Moop 1.0.0 for Windows 2000/NT/XP/Vista (31.4 MB windows executable)
All Moop documentation on set-up and usage (you'll need this) is here.
~ Why you may want a Midi and not an Audio Looper ~
Live Input Sequencer / Cutter-Upper / Upper-Cutter