Approximate reading time: 2 Minutes
Ableton Probability Pack

Ableton Probability Pack  ·  Source: Ableton

Ableton and Sonic Faction have introduced a set of five innovative step sequencers to the Ableton Live 10 Suite collection. Each one has a different approach to bringing controlled randomization into your tracks and performances.

Probability Pack

Each sequencer has a unique way of adding probability to patterns and sequences to generate movement, evolution and unpredictable outcomes. You can use them to create variations on existing sequences or generate entirely new ideas from the subtle to complete chaos.

As usual, they are designed to be used, ideally, with the Push hardware but it is by no means necessary. And these are free to all users of Ableton Live 10 Suite or Ableton Live Standard with Max for Live.

Melodic Probability

A monophonic step sequencer designed for creating melodies. You have probability control over event, pitch and octave for each step.

Ableton Live Probability Pack Melodic Probability

Ableton Live Probability Pack Melodic Probability

Rhythmic Probability

A similar grid but this time polyphonic and designed for rhythms. You have probability control over velocity, length and event for each step.

Ableton Live Probability Pack Rhythmic Probability

Ableton Live Probability Pack Rhythmic Probability

Probability Arp

It’s an arpeggiator with built-in chord generation. Set probability for rate, note direction, length and octave.

Ableton Live Probability Pack Arp

Ableton Live Probability Pack Arp

Step Divider

A polyphonic sequencer where each step can be divided into any number of smaller subdivisions for glitchy and chaotic results.

Ableton Live Probability Pack Step Divider

Ableton Live Probability Pack Step Divider

Dr Chaos

This one is something to do with Neural networks – probably best played with than explained.

Ableton Live Probability Pack Dr Chaos

Ableton Live Probability Pack Dr Chaos

Sonic Faction has put together over 60 Ableton synth presets and instrument racks with settings specifically designed for the sequencers.

Randomisation is a growing trend in music production and it’s great to see it creeping into the often unchaotic world of the DAW. These are some awesome free tools that Suite owners should jump straight into.

More information

  • Ableton Live Probability Pack page.
  • More from Ableton

Video

 

Leave a Reply

avatar
  Subscribe  
Notify of