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TED is a Max For Live highly editable LFO that may act also as a function generator. With TED’s signal, you can modulate any parameter in Ableton Live: from other devices’s parameter, to Live’s UI, to any third party plug-in.
TED is very easy to use: just click the “select” toggle, then click the parameter in your Ableton Live set to apply its modulation signal.
It is composed of three main areas: the main oscillator, with 6 morphable waveforms (SINE <-> TRIANGLE <-> SAWTOOTH <-> PULSE 50%/50% <-> PULSE 90%/10% <-> RANDOM ), a sample and hold circuit with adjustable amount, and an effect section.
The effect section contains a wave-folding effect that may act as wave-folder, wave-wrapper or wave-clipper, a smoothing effect and a scalable output, where you can select the minimum and the maximum range of modulation.
TED is also CV/GATE compatible, to use with your CV/GATE compatible hardware, as a modular system. Please note that in order to use the CV/GATE feature a DC coupled audio interface or D/A converter is required.
TED supports natively the Open Sound Control protocol, so you can control it from your OSC devices, or use the Free Lemur Template available in our shop at this link. The Full OSC implementation chart is available in TED’s Manual.
TED is developed using exclusively standard Max objects, to guarantee compatibility with latest Live and Max For Live versions.
Lately, when inspiration is low, TED comes to the rescue. It’s great for when I have a specific wacky modulation idea in mind or am looking for some unpredictable magic. One of my new favorite tricks is to use TED on a sound and then another instance of TED to modulate the first TED. It adds life to stagnant sounds instantly. Highly recommended!
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The iOS Lemur template is available for free here.