Fors Lode is a free subtractive monophonic bass Synthesizer device for Ableton Max For Live (M4L) and Push 3 standalone
The Elektron Digitone and Model: Cycles, two popular compact digital synthesizers with a lot of cleverness. Both were developed by Ess, among others. After his departure in 2020, he founded the company Fors.FM. The focus here is on “ear-candy” like max for live devices.
For example, he brought a lot of Elektron influences to Ableton Live with his Opal M4l groovebox. And there is a new M4L Synthesizer from Ess that is a free download.
Lode is a free Max For Live monophonic bass Synthesizer that is inspired by the most beloved vintage synths. Mostly, featuring transistor-based circuits.
The core consists of a single analog-inspired oscillator with saw and pulse + PWM waves, and a resonant 24dB filter. Then, you get a filter sweep envelope, an exponential decay envelope, and legato with pitch slide. Yes, it’s a bit like a TB-303 voice device for Live.
According to Fors, the device is made for Live and Push in mind, fitting perfeclty on a Push 2 + 3 screen with eight tuned parameters. It is also fully compatible with your Push 3 standalone. So you get juciy basses also without your computer.
Lode is a very simple Max For Live synth, but one that sounds very nice and high quality. A must have for every M4L user. Thanks Fors for this.
Fors Lode is open-source and available now as a free download and requires Ableton Live Suite 10.1+ (or standard with the Max for Live add-on) to use.
More information here: Fors.FM