Producertech’s Ableton Certified Rob Jones walks us through some of his favourite Max for Live devices from the ‘Tricky Traps’ collection from Sonic Faction.

About Tricky Traps By Sonic Faction

Tricky Traps is a collection of 16 creative contraptions spanning sequencers, instruments, Audio and MIDI effects that are tons of fun to play. Chain devices together to trigger unexpected reactions and happy accidents – and experience a new level of customized grid control on Push and Launchpad Pro/Mk2.

Included Devices

    •    4PLAY - A melodic Step Sequencer with four simultaneous play heads, each with its own speed and direction
    •    ISO-ARP - Create pseudo-random progressions with a scale and key. Great for generating melodic soundscapes that fluctuate over time
    •    RADAR - A rhythmic circular sequencer where each lane can run at its own speed or direction. Assign each of the four lanes to any drum rack
    •    RIPKORD - An intelligent chord generator combined with an arpeggiator/sequencer.
    •    RIPPLE - Generate sound ripples that echo on a grid. Set up notes and repeaters to create self oscillating ripple patterns
    •    GRID NINJA - Map eight macros to any parameter in Live and trigger momentary effects. Play your audio effects like an instrument using the Push grid or MIDI keyboard
    •    SEQ-MOD - Assign this 64 step sequencer to any parameter in Live.Use the Push grid to draw in your sequence and the slider to manipulate the modulation range
    •    XYZED - Inpired by modular X-Y sequencers, this unorthodox device can be assigned to any parameter in Live and then fed different values and direction
    •    808 BASS - 808 inspired Kicks, Toms, Booms and Subs
    •    AMBN - Mellow, ambient tones made for contemplative generative sequences
    •    GLITCH THING - Glitchy, twitchy, robotic and psychotic sound generator
    •    MAD FM - Thick bass and lead tones with extreme FM modulation and sound mangling
    •    DIRTY TALK - Gritty talking vocal synth that can morph between vowels
    •    SYNDRUM - Analog drum sounds recorded from a massive modular synth rack
    •    TRANCEBOT - Deep, trancey leads sounds for epic arpeggios
    •    TROPIX - Pure tropical sounds of Marimbas, Steel Drums and other melodic Percussion

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