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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.

What Is Max For Live?

The Max For Live Curated Collection
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Squeeze every last drop out of your audio with a powerful multi-band upward compressor.
Real-time control and automation of Simpler's Warp and Slicing modes.
A precision low and high cut EQ for surgically removing frequencies from your sounds.
Focus on the fundamentals of FM synthesis with this gorgeous, minimalist 2-operator synth.
Make your patterns more spontaneous by controlling the probability of your notes.
Create blissful, blurry delays and reverbs.
15 unique modulators to create dynamic relationships between separate elements.


12-voice modelled string instrument with an inspirational interface.


A versatile set of seven experimental devices with engaging visual interfaces that invite you to tune parameters with your ears and lose yourself in sound.
A floating window to adjust Clip Gain, Transpose, Warp and much more from anywhere.
Browse, search, listen and download sounds from without leaving Ableton Live.
A lo-fi sample player inspired by hardware samplers of the 90s.
The most advanced precision clipping tool. Control the dynamics of your sound.
A creative sample rate and bit reduction effect, designed to bring life to dull instruments and sounds.
Imagine putting your audio through a shoe box. Or maybe through a shoe?
A simple and fun Karplus-Strong synthesizer that simulates an acoustic plucked string instrument.
Realtime sample mangler and glitcher that works as an audio effect or instrument.
Make drawings to play back samples. Creative sound design at its best.
A classic cassette deck emulator for that authentic vintage character.
A transient shaper with an unparalleled level of control, with no change in perceived volume.
The ultimate all-in-one metering device for Ableton Live.
A one of a kind LUFS auto gain plugin that will change the way you mix your music.
What if you could transform any sound, sample, or audio source into any other instrument — in real-time?
16 unique synthesizer models. Modelled after a famous Eurorack module.
A feature intensive, yet simple step sequencer that is a one stop shop for all your generative and randomization sequencing needs.
Generate endlessly evolving patterns, shape them as you like and route them to any sound.
A vintage-inspired compressor, infused with the warm character of classic gear like the LA-2A.
A simple, minimal notepad for Ableton Live.
A powerful realtime granular effect with deep control and flexibility.
A creative synthesizer the combines supersaws with an enigmatic FM engine for endless creative sound design.
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.