New BSOD Sample Freezing Effect & Free Multi Analyser For Ableton Live By Isotonik Studios

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Isotonik Studios, one of the best platforms for third party Max For Live devices has announced today new products. The first new release is a free Max For Live analysis device by Mark Towers that can display audio frequencies of up to 4 different tracks. The Multi Analyser is super handy tool especially in the mixing process.


What Live 10 adds to Max for Live is the ability to route any audio inputs you want into a Device, and to any outputs, including to arbitrary tracks. The implications for that are varied: wild sidechaining, panners, spatial audio, multichannel effects – think basically anything that goes beyond just having stereo inserts and sends from a single track. It’s something that really ought to have been in the first release of Max for Live, but now that it’s there, it opens the floodgates to neat new patches.

That also lives up to some of the original promise of Max for Live, which is finding creative applications beyond what’s covered by the usual plug-ins. But to get us started, here’s a more utilitarian application – and a cool one.


When Multi Analyser is placed on a track with an audio output, it will automatically use that tracks audio signal as the ‘current track’ frequency visualisation. All tracks are monitored post-mixer. If the device is moved or copied to another track, it will update the current track menu. If this does not happen immediately, simply click the ‘R’ button to the right of the menu to reset.

BSOD – Blue Screen Of Death

Beside free new device, Isotonik Studios also released BSOD by StrangeLines, a new Max For Live that can produce stochastic sample freezing effects.


Think back to the days of underpowered PC’s trying to run DAW’s if it wasn’t a spinning wheel that got you it could’ve been the Blue Screen of Death! But remember those times when the audio stuttered in such a way that it sounded cool?!

This latest lightweight MaxforLive device from Strangelines mimics that old school feel by capturing and freezing live audio rhythmically.

  • Perfect gating/triggering with adjustable cut from very narrow to very wide.
  • Way-beyond-recognition sound design and shaping capabilities.
  • Automatable and midi-controllable.
  • Clean, minimalistic, alive, dry/wet-responsive UI.

BSOD is now available for £5.99 GBP / 8 EUR / $9 USD and it requires Ableton Live 9.7 and Max for Live 7. Multi Analyser is now available as a free download.

More information here: Isotonik Studios

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