Point Blank has released Kick Drum Designer, a free drum synthesizer instrument for Ableton Live developed with Max for Live.
This is the latest Max for Live device from Point Blank which currently is only compatible with Live 9. The kick drum designer is based on some of the techniques we cover in the Ableton Sound design course when looking at Operator, and synthesizes bass drums by using a series of envelopes to modulate the pitch and amplitude of basic waveforms.
In this video, we explore the main features of the kick drum designer and also look at how to install a Max for Live plugin in Live 9. The device features an integrated preset system and a morphing slider which allows you to morph between the different presets for some interesting sonic potential.