Ableton and Sonic Faction Release 'Tricky Traps' Collection

New Max for Live Tools for Creative Exploration
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New Max for Live tools for creative exploration

Ableton and software instrument specialists Sonic Faction have released Tricky Traps, a new set of creative Max for Live devices for creative exploration. The collection of 16 quirky sequencers, instruments and MIDI effects blends playful experimentation with serious sounds – and brings a new level of customisation with the new Push.

Eight MIDI and audio contraptions offer fresh ways of working with MIDI and modulations: tools that are quick to grasp and designed to be chained together to create unexpected rhythmic and melodic patterns.

As well as having a knack for causing happy accidents, the Pack also offers eight tweakable instruments whose stripped-back parameter sets show you don’t need endless options to spark ideas – or sound great.

There are plenty of innovative new options for Push owners too. Sonic Faction have added custom controls that are totally new to the unit, like the multi-playhead and circular MIDI sequencers, and contraptions that trigger or step-sequence modulations from Push’s grid.

Tricky Traps is available now on the Ableton website for USD 59 / EUR 49.

About Ableton
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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