𝒁𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒍𝒆𝒛 is a new series of individual one-dollar racks for Ableton Live 11 by PerforModule.
1 Rack = $1.
Simple and straightforward.
Just grab what the ones that entice you the most.
Ignore everything else!
Read about them below.
Eight 𝒁𝒊𝒏𝒈𝒍𝒆𝒛 for Live 11 are available right now, with more to come at periodic intervals.
𝑫𝒆𝒆𝒑 𝑻𝒊𝒔𝒔𝒖𝒆 𝑴𝒂𝒔𝒔𝒂𝒈𝒆
Splits the incoming audio into high-level (“skin”) and low-level (“tissue”).
It then applies a push~pull~push series of dynamics processes to the deep tissue layer, ignoring the outer skin.
This way you can massage the dynamics of the inner tissue of the audio, helping to add cohesion to hidden audible details.
It’s really great for adding density to the ambience portion of an audio source.
A go-to for maximally smooth high-end boosting.
It’s called what it is because every time it doubles in frequency, it doubles in intensity. Everything above ~100Hz gets lifted.
The higher you go… the higher you go. Simple but useful.
Use it when you want to boost the top end of something with minimal deleterious repercussions in terms of phase or transient impact. It is auto-gainstaged to a degree to help avoid the “louder is better” illusion (or in this case, “brighter is better”).
Fulfillment of the thought exercise “what if we use an inverted gate as a compressor?”
Thus, The Gompressor was born. It’s kinda weird, kinda cool.
It works the same as compressors you’re used to… mostly. It’s a bit touchy, so setting the controls with care is important!
A rack with a very specific purpose: allow a delay that is itself delayed before it starts repeating, by a different value than the main repeats. Make sense?
Perhaps use it to help define the space for a complex physical environment, such as someone shouting towards a tunnel entrance, wherein the initial reflection back to the listeners is followed by a flurry of more closely-spaced delays.
I dunno! Use your imagination.
These sneaky imps will go consciously unnoticed.
However, dropping imps onto multiple tracks comprised of digital instrumentation and hitting the random button can help breathe a touch of mischievous vitality to the overall mix.
Rack made to emulate my favorite band of the beloved Quintessence hardware EQ unit (by Quintessence Group). That particular EQ band always seemed quite magical, so it was modeled as closely as possible using Ableton native FX for usage in-the-box, anywhere, anytime. Also includes (unrealistic but nice-sounding) analog saturation emulation.
A rack that implements a (sadly under-used) technique for vastly better gating results when using noisy effects like distortion pedals and guitar amps, or after modulation effects that can cause unpredictable surges in level. The highest-class physical guitar gate pedals in existence utilize this technique — which in their case require extra routing with guitar cables. Fortunately, we are in the digital realm, so no extra cabling is necessary for us to accomplish the trick. It works automatically with pre-configured routing.
So what does it do?
Savvy Gate makes it dead quick to drop an effect into the drop area, and then gate that effect, but (now here’s the key) according to the pre effect signal. This is particularly useful for ultra-tight gating of, say, a loud, distorted guitar amp: the moment that the original guitar signal falls below a certain threshold, the distorted signal clamps to silence. No annoying fizzly crackly hum going on, no more waiting for the extra noise floor caused by the distortion to fade out before the gate kicks in, no sporadic gate jitter from random subtle finger-on-string noises…
Try it! Chances are you’ll be blown away.
𝑻𝒂𝒔𝒕𝒚 2𝑩𝒖𝒔𝒔 𝑬𝑸4
An EQ designed to place on the 2buss (aka master channel) with four smooth, wide bands with which to tune the overall spectrum by ear. The frequencies are carefully selected for always-tasty results according to the human ear’s perceptual quirks, and they shift slightly according to the band gains.
Per-band autogain is also supplied, to keep the average loudness typically similar and help avoid that “louder is better” illusion.
Includes three versions:
•Tasty 2Buss EQ
•Tasty 2Buss EQ (L-R)
•Tasty 2Buss EQ (M-S)
The L-R and M-S racks are perfect for use with an 8-knob MIDI controller.
p.s. the Dephaultz Pack at Isotonik Studios has been updated for Live 11, with Racks optimized to have custom numbers of macros and a bunch of brand new Racks covering Live 11’s new and updated effects. You can grab the update as a standalone pack or as part of the Clinicality Collection (at the same prices as previously).
Also, the free pack Sweetie Pies has been updated for Live 11 Suite. Grab / read about that here.