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Max For Live Curated Collection

A meticulously curated collection of the best Max For Live devices around to inspire your next production. Browse the collection below.

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The Max For Live Curated Collection
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A unique approach to transient shaping with plenty of creative potential.
A granular audio freezer effect. Creates lush textures out of everything!
A simple focus timer to keep you on track while making music.
A unique collection of creative tools for organic sound design and composition.
A modelled tube preamp with 3 band EQ and oscilloscope.
An analog-style channel strip with multiple pre-amp models to add colour to your mixes.
An unconventional sequencer to create unique patterns and progressions.
A simple, minimal notepad for Ableton Live.
A creative step sequencer inspired by the Make Noise René hardware.
Generate endlessly evolving patterns, shape them as you like and route them to any sound.
A feature intensive, yet simple step sequencer that is a one stop shop for all your generative and randomization sequencing needs.
Make drawings to play back samples. Creative sound design at its best.
The most advanced precision clipping tool. Control the dynamics of your sound.
16 unique synthesizer models. Modelled after a famous Eurorack module.
A creative synthesizer the combines supersaws with an enigmatic FM engine for endless creative sound design.
An 80s inspired, modelled digital hardware delay with "pristine" 12 bit/33khz sample resolution.
A one of a kind LUFS auto gain plugin that will change the way you mix your music.
Focus on the fundamentals of FM synthesis with this gorgeous, minimalist 2-operator synth.
A simple spectral gate. Transform your sounds in unique ways using the power of FFTs.
Unprecedented control of your sidechaining with a sample-accurate sidechain/ducking tool.
A powerful and effective parameter sequencer that can sequence up to 8 controls simultaneously.
A powerful realtime granular effect with deep control and flexibility.
A sleek, powerful synth that takes concepts from FM and Wavetable synthesis.
A creative spatialization tool for adding depth and width to any sound.
A super diverse distortion tool. The ultimate device for distortion nerds
Create endless variations of your MIDI with granular controls.
A lo-fi sample player inspired by hardware samplers of the 90s.
Real-time control and automation of Simpler's Warp and Slicing modes.
8 devices that extend the possibilities of Ableton Live.
Create blissful, blurry delays and reverbs.
Additional Info

The Max For Live Curated Collection is a selection of Max For Live devices for use in Ableton Live, chosen for their high quality and creative potential. These are not tools I have made myself, but rather tools I have found in my own search for creative instruments and effects to use in my music making.

There are literally 1000s of Max For Live devices out there, so The Collection is an attempt to highlight what I think are the best devices and developers around.


The Max For Live Curated Collection includes links to tools made by 3rd parties. While I make every effort to ensure the quality of linked tools, I cannot guarantee that the tools will always work as described nor can I provide support for the tools. Please contact the respective developers directly with additional queries.

Affiliate Links

Some of the entries in the the Max For Live Curated Collection may contain affiliate links and I earn a portion of each sale from a device purchased through an affiliate link. I only include devices that I believe in and will regularly review The Collection and remove any entries that no longer meet my quality standards. Affiliate sales help keep the ELPHNT website and the Max For Live Curated Collection sustainable.

Selection Process

Before including a device in The Collection I will use it extensively in my own music making to ensure it is highly functional and creative in many different situations. I’m an incredibly minimalist producer, so I have a very high standard for tools that make it into my regular workflow. Most of the device in The Collection are tools I’ve used extensively in my music for many years.

If you’re a developer and you think your device should be included in The Collection, reach out using the Contact page and we can go from there.

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