Free Ableton Live Goodies From Animus Invidious
For quite a while now, Animus Invidious has been releasing some really cool free Ableton Live Packs on his web site PerforModule. Mostly focusing on Audio Effect Racks, he has built up quite a collection. After his most recent one, 8-Bit Reverb, I felt I needed to post about it to let you know! Here’s a description of what you can expect:"PerforModule Devices are audio effects, midi effects, and instruments for Ableton Live 9 optimized to incur minimal processor usage and sound artifacts while retaining excellent sound quality and avoiding useless or detrimental setting possibilities — making them ideal for live performance (although not all of them are meant for performance — many are studio-based). They are meant to be used as “modules” to combine into custom effect racks made from multiple devices. All device parameters are carefully plotted to avoid any odd volume spikes or other unpleasantness, and to result in useful and variant results from every possible setting. They come in various types based upon # of knobs & function, including “uno”, and “innov”. PerforModule Devices are imagined and created by Animus Invidious."
What I think is cool about some of these devices is that they can inspire creativity. A lot of times when I’m running low on ideas or inspiration, I’ll look around for some Instruments or Effects other people are creating. It’s usually not very long before I find a new technique, sound, or way of using familiar tools that I haven’t thought of myself. PerforModule is a great source for just that sort of thing.
A New 8-Bit Album from Animus Invidious and St. Bernard
After you take a look at some of the cool Ableton Live devices he has to offer, check out Animus’ new 8-Bit themed album, made in collaboration with St. Bernard. They are currently running a Kickstarter Campaign to help raise some money. So if you like what he is doing for the music production community, consider giving back and helping him press his latest album!
PS. Animus let me know that some of the 8-Bit sounds came from my Super 8-Bit Ableton Live Pack! How cool is that!?