CV Tools Released: Live meets modular

  • By: Thorsten Meyer
  • Date: Tuesday, 16 July 2019
  • Time to read: 2 min.
CV Tools by Ableton

CV Tools is now available in Ableton Live 10 Suite

CV Tools enables you to communicate from your Live DAW by using modulate CV. The signal is sent from Ableton and CV Tools to your modular setup. To send the CV you can use Expert Sleepers ES-8 which offers an audio interface directly in Live or a compatible dc-coupled audio interface. Use Live as the tempo leader or set it to follow your modular system clock. The Pack also lets you experiment with modular-style beat and polyrhythm generation even if you don’t own any CV-based gear.

CV Tools by Ableton

With CV Tools musicians can interface their modular or other CV-based gear and Ableton Live 10 using a compatible dc-coupled audio interface.

For those who don’t own modular equipment, the Rotating Rhythm Generator and CV Utility devices also work with MIDI, adding modular-style workflow inside Live or to hardware setups.

CV Tools includes

  • CV Instrument
    Allows control of modular gear with MIDI. Features flexible modulation and voicing options, as well as cent-accurate tuning for oscillators.
CV Tools in Ableton Live – CV Instrument
  • CV triggers
    Allows musicians to sequence their modular drum modules from inside Live.
CV Tools in Ableton Live – CV Triggers
  • CV Utility
    Allows musicians to control their modular gear with automation curves from Live. It is also possible to add, multiply and shift control signals together and process control voltages like audio.
CV Tools in Ableton Live – CV Utility
  • CV Clock In
    Allows control of Live’s tempo from Eurorack modules.
CV Tools in Ableton Live – CV Clock In
  • CV Clock Out
    Sends CV clock out to sync modular gear with Live.
CV Tools in Ableton Live – CV Clock Out
  • CV In
    Allows signals received from modular gear to modulate parameters in Live.
CV Tools in Ableton Live – CV In
CV Tools in Ableton Live – CV Shaper
CV Tools in Ableton Live – CV Envelope Follower
  • CV LFO
    Acts as an additional LFO source for modular systems.
CV Tools in Ableton Live – CV LFO
  • Rotating Rhythm Generator
    A modular-style beat and polyrhythm generator. This device also sends MIDI for use with Drum Racks or other external equipment with a MIDI input
CV Tools in Ableton Live – MIDI Effect Rotating Rhythm Generator

Pricing and availability

CV Tools is free for all owners of Live 10 Suite running 10.1 or above and owners of Ableton Live 10 Standard and Max for Live. The Pack can be downloaded from their Live Browser under Available Packs. CV Tools can be downloaded from your account page.

CV Tools by Ableton

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