Ableton Vector Devices

Inspired By Nature includes 3 "Vector" devices - FM, Grain and Delay which share an innovative particle physics engine.

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Ableton Inspired By Nature

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Vectors are “objects with a magnitude and direction” (apparently!).  Ableton’s new Inspired By Nature pack includes a set of 3 max for live devices that use vectors to manipulate and generate audio signals.  2 of the devices are instruments – FM and Grain.  The third device is an audio effect called Vector Delay.  All 3 of these innovative devices use particle-based physics to generate these “vectors” and each vector is assignable to a parameter of your sound (such as cutoff, pan or volume, etc.).

This device is part of a family of new max for live devices developed by Dillon Bastan.  These vector devices function around principles of “magnitude” and “direction” to create generative music (or FX).  In this livestream, you’ll learn all about these devices and how their most common functions work to make sound and music.  Plus, to complement these device, Dillon published manuals for all the devices in the Ableton Inspired By Nature pack.  These manuals make for a valuable insight into the designers intentions for each device and offer the most detailed explanation of all their features.