M4L Tide Synthesizer

M4L Tide is a 8 voice synthesizer with some special features. This synthesizer can be used in Ableton Live 9 with Max for Live. It accompanies my new 10-track album called ‘shipbuilding’ – available on Bandcamp.

The core features of Tide are:

  • 4 Oscillators. 2 Oscillator are special wave Oscillators, accept drag and drop of audio files. OSC 1 has a “wavecreator” and allows also manual waveform drawing.
  •  4 LFO’s  (2 are have a fixed routing to OSC 1 and OSC 2, LFO 3 and 4 have various routing destinations)
  •  Moog-Style Lowpass filter
  •  2 ADSR envelope generators. The filter ADSR has adjustable segments for percussive sounds (use an arpeggiator!)
  •  Modulation envelope (with positive/negative and offset)
  • Chorus unit in the master section
  • Oscillator Sync
  • Noise generator with white and pink noise
  • Ring- and Frequency modulation

For more details, Fred from Apple takes the time to walk you through a YouTube video…

A (small) manual is available on my homepage.


Tide was done completely in Max 6.

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Jan 02 2014 | 12:19 pm

It’s not free, but 10 euros for the album and synth is a pretty good price considering the synth’s capabilities.

Jan 02 2014 | 12:39 pm

Isn’t there a v2 out? I can’t find the link, for some reason.

And yeah, it’s great value. It’s just buying it at bandcamp, right? That’s all it takes? Can’t remember.

Jan 03 2014 | 12:07 am

Yes and yes – there’s a v2 out: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GJUdJdThBrU
and all it takes is buying the album from Bandcamp…
-> http://christiankleine.bandcamp.com

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