Max For Live Function Generator and LFO instrument with CV/GATE output

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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How it works

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.

System Requirements

Available as Max For Live device

  • Live 9.7.5 or higher
  • Max For Live
  • MacOS and Windows
  • Audio Interface with DC coupled outputs or DC coupled D/A converter (to use the CV/GATE featurr)


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