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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Imagine putting your audio through a shoe box. Or maybe through a shoe?
Creative granular and delay processing based on a hardware Eurorack module.
A granular audio freezer effect. Creates lush textures out of everything!


12-voice modelled string instrument with an inspirational interface.
Unprecedented control of your sidechaining with a sample-accurate sidechain/ducking tool.
The most advanced precision clipping tool. Control the dynamics of your sound.
Focus on the fundamentals of FM synthesis with this gorgeous, minimalist 2-operator synth.
A sleek, powerful synth that takes concepts from FM and Wavetable synthesis.
Insanely powerful rhythm machine and drum synthesizer with built in sequencer and 5 sound modules.
A digital multi-mode gate audio effect. Play an audio track like a subtractive synthesizer.
A modelled tube preamp with 3 band EQ and oscilloscope.
An 80s inspired, modelled digital hardware delay with "pristine" 12 bit/33khz sample resolution.
A virtual analog preamp modelled after famous cheap mixing desks from the 90s.
A lo-fi sample player inspired by hardware samplers of the 90s.
16 unique synthesizer models. Modelled after a famous Eurorack module.
Its a reverb, but inside a piano. Shape the sound further with detailed controls.
A creative and versatile distortion with 6 flavours and 3 soft clip modes.
A powerful realtime granular effect with deep control and flexibility.
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.
An unconventional sequencer to create unique patterns and progressions.
Browse, search, listen and download sounds from Freesound.org without leaving Ableton Live.
Create endless variations of your MIDI with granular controls.
Generate endlessly evolving patterns, shape them as you like and route them to any sound.
A simple, minimal notepad for Ableton Live.
Let a certain percentage of MIDI notes pass through.
8 devices that extend the possibilities of Ableton Live.
Quickly convert BPM to ms or Hz with a slick interface.
Colour your tracks with the sound of vintage hardware.
A classic cassette deck emulator for that authentic vintage character.
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.