Free Ableton effect and instrument racks
I wanted to share with you a bunch of great goodies! A wonderfull
thing about the Ableton community is that they love to share their
creative inventions. I found these in the forums and wanted to share
them with you.
Below are a whole mess of custom made instrument racks and effect
I haven’t put all these to the test, but would love feedback from
you as to which ones you had the most fun with.
Enjoy these! I hope this give you weeks of inspiration
Happy music making!
By fatrabbit: 8 Beat Repeats mapped to a chain control so you
can use a knob on your MIDI controller to select which one
by ethios4: The Sweepable Crossover allows you to apply an
effects chain to either side of a crossover that can be moved
>freely with perfect transparency.
modified by fatrabbit
This rack uses and requires supatrigga.
by ethios4: With these racks, each beat has its own chain.
Therefore you can apply different effects to each beat, over
1 or 2 measures depending on the rack. This is accomplished
by a series of autopans – you can adjust each beat so that it
only plays the first 16th note, 8th note, or entire beat by turning
>on/off the leftmost autopan, or even adding additional autopans
on the left end of the chain, according to the pattern already set.
by hoffman2k: “Some people don’t seem to be happy with EQ3 for
Dj’ing and find EQ4/8 too complex to set up. So here’s my attempt
at a DJ EQ. The requests were only as specific as: “It should not
color the sound” and “0dB should be in the middle”.
With those 2 features in mind, I built the rack.”
Requires Dual Comp AU
Blitchmyglitch is a realtime glitcher that moves all the time.
It uses a lot of different fx, redux, beatrepeat, grain delay…
quite enjoyable if you like supercollider and livecut stuff.
Scratcher is a tool that lets you program scratches, turntable
stop fx, reverses based on any loop that you will load in it.
It’s extremely addictive and funny.
by Idonotlikebroccoli: Here’s a quick and fun one if you
wanna make that chip-tune whatever kind of thing. It’s a
MIDI effect rack which consists of an arpeggiator and two
by mdk: its an early version of his 808 emulator built using just
>Operator and Live’s built in fx.
Requires Ableton’s Operator
by AM: It’s an acoustic drum kit… with tweakable mic positions…
sounds strange i know, but you get the idea once you see it in action.
It’s a large download, and it’s processor intensive…. but it’s pretty
good for getting a range of Acoustic drum sounds…. and also for
messing with until you get really odd sounds.
by angstrum: Really cool drum kit using the included waveforms
in Lives sample library. Set up well for electronic music- lots of
by wollej: Another small drum rack for selecting different kicks, snares, toms
via macro controls. Built with 8 instances of Impulse and pitch/scale plugins
for selecting the samples in the Impulse players.