Max For Live devices are powerful and under utilized sound design weapons. There’s literally dozens of tools just waiting to explode with interesting and creative ideas for your music!

Continuing on in series of videos featuring our favourite Max For Live devices, Ableton Certified Trainer Merlyn Silva explores Multi; a unique multi-mode synthesizer capable of a wide variety of interesting and stylized sounds!

In this tutorial Merlyn gives a dedicated look at all 6 of Multi’s powerful and different modes. Then Merlyn will reveal how a simple workflow idea can take advantage of Multi’s unique features.

With these modes Merlyn will share a powerful pro-tip showing how you can create a sense of cohesion when composing your own melodies!

You’ll see how you can quickly decorate a simple lead melody with layers, glitches and ideas.

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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