Our recent explorations into the Max for Live universe has some of our community members still asking, “Do I need Max for Live? Will it make a difference in my music?”

Don’t worry, we’re going to make your life a whole lot simpler…perhaps even More Simpler…see what we did there? Nope? That’s ok keep reading.

If your first few weeks of spring were mostly spent awakening from your winter hibernation, let us quickly get up to speed. Ableton Certified Trainer, Merlyn Silva, has been exploring and showcasing Warp Academy’s favourite Max for Live devices.

Today, Merlyn delivers the goods on one of our favorite Max for Live devices, More Simpler. It creates sounds unlike anything we’ve ever heard. If you’re looking for that all important sound design “wow factor” you need to check this thing out. Merlyn drops the knowledge on several deadly ways to use it in your music. Check it.

FREE DOWNLOAD: An Introduction to Max for Live

But that’s not all. We’ve also created a brand new tool for you, guaranteed to inject new possibility and creative ideas into your workflow.

Whether it’s designing crazy bass sounds, creating complex instruments, or connecting Ableton Live to the outside world, Max for Live is a regular part of our production workflow.

To ensure you push these useful devices to their fullest potential, we’ve created a short Introduction to Max for Live PDF that you can download for free!

Lurking inside this guide are some hidden gems you’ve probably never heard about. Discover these power tools and learn how to put them to use today in your music.

About The Trainer

wa-merlyn-silva-profile-picMerlyn Silva is a musician, educator and sound artist living in Aarhus, Denmark. Cutting his teeth as a guitarist in the early 2000’s touring with a string of rock and dub groups, Merlyn later took a left turn at the crossroads and enrolled to study theatre in 2006. Shortly after, he stumbled into Ableton Live whilst working on a production, in a search for a more elegant backing-track solution than a CD. He has been mesmerized with the software ever since.

In addition to releasing a stream of glitched-up, psychedelic bass music, producing for singers and creating installation pieces, Merlyn has undertaken extensive research and practice in the areas of motion-capture technology, interactive musical systems and contact microphones.

Merlyn’s academic history includes a Bachelors degree in Theatre from the University of Exeter (UK), and a Masters degree in Electronic Music from the Danish Royal Academy of Music (DIEM), where he is currently completing a Postgraduate Diploma. After 10 years of using Live, Merlyn became an Ableton Certified Trainer in July 2016. Merlyn currently divides his time between teaching, performing, and promoting niche electronic music concerts in his adopted Scandinavian hometown.

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