Author archives: Phelan Kane

Learn How To Make Your Own Max For Live Devices

Max for Live not only powers some of the instruments and devices in Live Suite, it’s also a platform to build your own instruments, effects and tools. If you’ve ever wondered how or where to start exploring the creative potential of Max for Live, check out this beginner’s masterclass with Meta Function founder and Ableton…

The Wavetable Synthesis Architecture

Over the last few years, Wavetable synthesis has become increasingly popular. Synthesis devices such as Abelton’s Wavetable device puts the power and palette of wavetable synthesizers into a software instrument that’s accessible and playful. It brings the deeper levels of sounds design within reach, without sacrificing the profound possibilities brought by this classic form of…

Kyma Grain Clouds Processing

  In this video, Meta Function demonstrate various granular synthesis techniques with a Symbolic Sound Paca sound computer running Kyma 7. SSC’s Paca(rana) / Kyma is arguably the world’s most powerful and flexible sound design environment. The Paca(rana) is a small but powerful multiprocessor computer that sits unobtrusively alongside your Mac or PC and does…

Roland MKS80 & MPG80 Super Jupiter Tweaking

  In this video, Meta Function demonstrate various synthesis techniques with a Roland MKS80 & MPG80 Super Jupiter. Released in 1984 (the same year as the Juno 106), the MKS80 is an eight-voice rack polysynth with two voltage controlled oscillators per voice and MIDI functionality. Sharing a portion of its name with Roland’s legendary Jupiter…

All About Digital Oscillators Part 2 – BLITS & BLEPS

  In our last article, entitled ‘All About Digital Oscillators Part 1 – Aliasing & Foldover’, we discussed aspects of digital oscillator design within modern synthesis.  We made the grand statement that the most important and deployed approach in digital synthesizer design within the modern landscape is the use of quasi band-limited oscillators to reduce…

Minimoog Model D Processed by Eventide H8000FW

  In this video, Meta Function demonstrate processing a vintage Moog Minimoog Model D via an Eventide H8000FW FX processor. The H8000FW is arguably the most powerful and comprehensive FX processor ever made. It features two powerful DSP chips that can each run a high quality algorithm independently, 16 channels of simultaneous I/O and almost…

Wave Junction Filter Routing

  In this video, Meta Function demonstrate filter routing on the Wave Junction, a Max For Live synthesizer developed in partnership with Sonicstate.com. The Wave Junction features three independent state variable filters, each with independent controls. Using filtering, you can remove frequencies fed from the raw harmonics of the oscillators and the noise sources in…

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