7 Free Max4Live Plugins
Released By Jace Clayton
Jace Clayton has released Sufi Plug Ins, a collection of 7 insteresting free plugins for Ableton Live (Max4Live required).
SUFI PLUG INS v.1 are a free suite of seven audio software tools for Ableton Live (Max4Live). They include four software synthesizers hardwired to North African maqam scales with quartertone tuning built-in, a device called DEVOTION which lowers your computer’s volume 5 times a day during call to prayer (presets include Agnostic, Fervent, Devout), and a drone machine.
There’s a strong exotic/mystical vibe coming from these plugins, up to the point that (awesomely enough) the intefrace controls are labeled in Berber language (more info on Wikipedia). Also, the instruments are hard-wired to maqam scales used in Arabic music. The dev has also created a set of artwork videos to go with audio demos of the plugins (one of these is embedded below).
Sufi Plug Ins are available for free download via Jace Clayton’s website. I’d really like to check these plugins out, and they’re yet another reason why I regret not using Ableton Live. However, note that even if you own Ableton Live, you’ll also need Max4Live in order to use the Sufi Plug Ins suite.