INSPIR is a device to help you overcome creative hurdles by providing you with explicit musical suggestions to implement in your production. See the ‘How INSPIR Works‘ section below to learn more.

There is a free lite version of INSPIR available for you to try. The lite version has a limited number of inspirations and only the ‘Writing’ and ‘Arranging’ categories. Click ‘TRY FOR FREE‘ below to download it instantly. There is also a totally free, paper version of INSPIR with all the benefits of INSPIR and all the feel of old-school, analog paper. Nice 👌🏻  Check it out at INSPIR Paper.

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Have you ever felt stuck with no idea what to do next? Or perhaps you’re paralysed by the sheer number of directions you could take with whatever production you’re working on? INSPIR is here to help.

Based on a similar concept to Brian Eno’s Oblique Strategies but far less oblique and much more direct, INSPIR helps you to overcome creative hurdles by presenting you with an explicit musical idea or concept to implement in your work.

INSPIR is a MaxForLive device so it works directly inside Ableton Live – you can drop it on the Master Track of your project then simply click on the interface to generate a random musical inspiration – you don’t even have to leave your DAW. The inspirations range from distinctly musical terms like:

  • “RETROGRADE : Reverse the order of a phrase”
  • “MAJOR : Use only major chords”

To terms that are slightly more open-ended like:

  • “PERCUSSION : Use only percussion, even for melody”
  • “SAMPLE : Use a sample”

Be sure to watch the video under the ‘How INSPIR Works 💡’ section to see exactly how INSPIR works. I’ve found INSPIR incredibly useful in my own work, it’s helped me countless times to get out of a creative block and keep creating music, I hope it helps you just as much.

  • 1 INSPIR.amxd (MaxForLive) file
  • A Getting Started Guide is included in the download to help you get set up.
  • Ableton Live 9.7+
  • MaxForLive 7.3.3
  • INSPIR will not work with older versions of Live – you will get an error


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