XP

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About

XP is an integrated solution designed to expand with simplicity Ableton Live potential toward the field of spatial audio design and performance.

The goal of XP is to provide Ableton users with a flexible and simplified environment to create 3d audio projects.

It is made of 5 max for live devices and a standalone application that users have to purchase.

Given the challenge of developing such environnement in Ableton Live, it was nonetheless important to remain as much as possible in the spirit of what makes its workflow unique, a subtil balance in the direction of artistic creativity and live spontaneity.

The project is partly based on Ircam Spat~ , a library of Max/MSP objects for real-time spatial processing of sounds. It's a unique set of tools for its ability to simulate virtual acoustic spaces.

XP is therefore intended for past, new or future users of the Spat library. Although possible before xp4l existed, accessing the library from Ableton Live in the max-for-live environment through a flexible format by users was made complex, and this fact deprived the majority of creators from taking advantage of this incredible tool.

Compatibility

Mac OS : Intel & M1 

Recommended minimum computer requirements:

Intel : 2,9 GHz Intel Core i7 - 16 Go / with Radeon Pro 560 4 Go or equivalent.

M1 : runs on Mac mini M1 but an Ideal configuration is a MBP or Mac studio with M1 chips

OS: 10.14 and above

Windows OS

Currently not supported, but it's only a matter of time. Release will be announced soon.

Requirements

A working internet connection is necessary to activate XP standalone. It will use your registered email address. After purchasing the application, a licence number will be sent to you by email, and will also appears in your personal account.

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From Ableton 10, to 11.1.6

With max for live extension

https://www.ableton.com/en/live/max-for-live/

Note:  Max for live is included in Live suit

 

Ircam Spat library

Current supported version is spat 5.2.8

The devices of xp are using some of the Spat~ library objects. You need to have the spat library (free) installed and up to date on your computer.

Visit https://forum.ircam.fr/ projects/detail/spat/ and follow the installation notes. Be sure to download the right version for your system.

For new users, be aware that you will have to sign up with free account to Ircam Forum before being able to download the library. Installation will typically only requires to copy a Spat folder into your /documents/max8/package