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 simple, minimal notepad for Ableton Live
Let a certain percentage of MIDI notes to 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.
A unique collection of creative tools for organic sound design and composition.
A unique and unbelievably versatile poly-asymmetic MIDI sequencer.
A creative synthesizer the combines supersaws with an enigmatic FM engine for endless creative sound design.
A powerful natural transient shaper with an unparalleled level of transient control, all without any change in perceived volume.
A creative step sequencer inspired by the Make Noise René hardware.
A creative spatialization tool for adding depth and width to any sound.
A precision low and high cut EQ for surgically removing frequencies from your sounds.
A feature intensive, yet simple step sequencer that is a one stop shop for all your generative and randomization sequencing needs.
A strange and creative modulation device for organic sound design.
Create blissful, blurry delays and reverbs.
A powerful and effective parameter sequencer that can sequence up to 8 controls simultaneously.
A unique approach to transient shaping with plenty of creative potential.
A one of a kind LUFS auto gain plugin that will change the way you mix your music.
The ultimate all-in-one metering device for Ableton Live.
A simple and particularly smooth-sounding reverb transporting any sound to somewhat big or gigantic spaces with ease.
A simple and fun Karplus-Strong synthesizer that simulates an acoustic plucked string instrument.


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.
An analog-style channel strip with multiple pre-amp models to add colour to your mixes.
An inspiring MPE-enabled synthesizer with a unique approach to sound design to give you a fresh tool for making new sounds.
A creative sample rate and bit reduction effect, designed to bring life to dull instruments and sounds.
A simple focus timer to keep you on track while making music.
An invaluable tool to speed up your workflow. Map a keyboard key or MIDI control to up to 64 Ableton plugins, VST’s/AU’s and effect racks so you can load your favourite devices with a single keystroke or button press.
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.