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Holder

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M4L spectral freezer with advanced features

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€19.00

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Product Description

FREEZE. EDIT. EVOLVE.

Holder is a spectral freezer effect based on FFT analysis and a video engine. It retains small portions of sound, and creates rich textures, organic drones, and many more with.

You can use Holder with any kind of sound: acoustic instruments, drum loops, synth phrases and vocals too. You’ll be surprised at any time about its incredible sound quality and flexibility in producing so different results.

Its main job is to transform any sound in beautiful sustained tones and drones, but it may be even used as a reverb (it produces unusual morphing shadows for your sounds), as a live counterpoints producer (as well known stomp boxes), and to enrich grooves with rhythm-based madness.

The video engine is used to traduce stored sound in video content, then it applies exclusive effects via the dronizer panel, to shape your drones in detail.

Holder is a friendly device, with simple user interface, giving monster results! You will fall in love with it!

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Unlimited Time Resolutions

All the time resolutions that you may need
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Jitter Powered

Based on Max's video library, for powered spectral manipulation!
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Dronizer

Shape your drone as with a canvas

“K-Devices never disappoint when it comes to extremely well-designed and great-sounding Max for Live devices.  Holder is no exception, with its intuitive and flexible interface.  As an effect, Holder brings an interesting concept to the table, which ultimately plays exceptionally well and sounds fantastic.”

Ivo Ivanov of Glitchmachines

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HOW IT WORKS

Each time you trig the incoming sound, by hand, automation, or automatically, Holder stores eight very short slices of sound.

These slices could be read in three different modes: random reads slices randomly, linear read from first to last slice, still reads just the first slice. Reading modes produce sustained tones with different degrees of “movement“.

As last step, the tone enters the Dronizer section. This section hosts exclusive video-based effects to edit and shape the drone. Void sets to zero the amplitude of some bands, giving more robotic or like-synthesis results. Swarm applies noise-based amplitude modulation, modifying bands volume, injecting life in textures in a way that can’t be obtained with standard amplitude modulation. Blur applies an interpolation between consecutive slices, creating continuously morphing sustained tones.

GREAT SOUND DESIGN CONTENT!

Holder comes in a gorgeous pack including:

  • 62 presets
  • 42 Live clips
  • 1 demo set
  • more than 100mb of original samples.

All content has been crafted by professional sound designers Ivo Ivanov and Hyena, exclusively for Holder.

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THE BUNDLE IS HERE: GET HOLDER + ALTER ECHO AND SAVE EXTRA!!

Holder and Alter Echo are excellent tools for time manipulation. We activated a bundle at Ableton to let you buy these devices for just 39€/49$!! Just add both to the cart at Ableton shop; discount will be applied automatically ;)

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Complete list of features

  • coda: keep the drone on even if Live’s transport is in stop
  • freeze by hand, or automatically
  • three different reading modes: random, linear, still
  • three video-based effects to inject life in your drone

Requirements

  • Live 9.0.1 or higher
  • Max For Live
  • OsX and Windows