Ableton and the electronic duo Skinnerbox have released a major update for Time & Timbre, the rhythm engine and drum synthesis instrument for Live. Available to buy now, or free for existing Time & Timbre owners, the revamped Max for Live toolkit lets you use the engine’s unique rhythm and swing capabilities throughout your music-making process.
Time & Timbre has been a tool for Live users since its release in 2014. Its five versatile drum synth modules and polymetric groove engine can add ipolyrhythms, swing and subtle variations to drum productions.
Now added to the Pack are a collection of devices that bring a wealth of rhythmic possibilities. Control any MIDI parameter with groove-induced modulations; spark a ton of ideas for leads and basslines, or create rhythmic delays with off-the-grid echoes that fit alongside your offbeat drums.
For owners of the new Push, Time & Timbre can take over Push’s sequencer with a completely customized layout. The setup reimagines how to use the unit to build beats and trigger patterns. Time & Timbre is available now on the Ableton website for $29 (ttp://tinyurl.com/z2tkxak).