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Organic Sound Design, Inspired By Nature

Level: Intermediate // Watch Time: 37min

‘Organic’ is a term that gets thrown around a lot in sound design. It’s used to describe sounds that have a more natural feel, or some or other characteristic that makes them feel less machine-like.

Few tools can really lay claim to the term organic though, at least not in a way that the new Inspired By Nature Max For Live devices from Ableton and Dillon Bastan can.

These devices literally operate by way of natural phenomena like gravity, magnetism and fractals. They are deep and creative, but also quite complex.

In the video below I take some time to go through each Inspired By Nature device and discuss what it does, how it works and how you can use it in your own music making and sound design.

Further Explorations

If you’re new to Ableton or Max For Live, then I’d recommend checking out my video, “What Is Max For Live… And Why Aren’t You Using It Yet!?

Also be sure to check out some of my other videos on Max For Live:

More Tools Inspired By Nature

If you enjoy Inspired By Nature, be sure to head to developer Dillon Bastan’s website and grab some more awesome Max For Live tools, all for free.


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