modular music software

The lev­Tools are a modu­lar kit for the elec­tro­nic gene­ra­ti­on and pro­ces­sing of sounds. the soft­ware con­sists of many indi­vi­du­al parts that can be put tog­e­ther and used in a wide varie­ty of com­bi­na­ti­ons. This means that the pos­si­bi­li­ties are extre­me­ly diverse.

for beginners and professionals

Our lev­Tools are inten­ded to give beg­in­ners a simp­le and free intro­duc­tion to making music with the com­pu­ter. Abo­ve all, the basic prin­ci­ples of elec­tro­nic music should beco­me acces­si­ble. Howe­ver, the tools are not only sui­ta­ble for beg­in­ners. Used cor­rect­ly, they can be used to deve­lop very com­plex instru­ments and pieces.

open and free

lev­Tools are released as free soft­ware under the GNU GPL Ver­si­on 3. That means: Anyo­ne can down­load them for free, use them artis­ti­cal­ly or pedago­gi­cal­ly, spread them, chan­ge them, and expand them. 


our lev­Tools are pro­grammed in Pure Data and are also exe­cu­ted in this soft­ware. To use them, you must first install Pure Data.


Pure Data/ Max Msp


If you have instal­led Pure Data, save the lev­Tools to the loca­ti­on of your choice on the com­pu­ter and unpack them there.

To make working with the tools a litt­le more con­ve­ni­ent, the path to the lev­Tools fol­der should be spe­ci­fied in the Pure Data preferences

Pure Data can now always access the lev­Tools. Patches built with lev­Tools can be saved and edi­ted any­whe­re on the com­pu­ter from now on.

Wit­hout this step, patches must be saved direct­ly to the lev­Tools folder.

For a first intro­duc­tion on how to use the lev­Tools, you can check out files 1-7 in the lev­Tools folder.

  • File 1: brief intro­duc­tion on how to work with the tools
  • File 2: a list of available modules
  • Files 3-7: Examp­les of beau­tiful things that can be done with the tools.

Some pos­si­bi­li­ties of the levTools:

  • Build and use elec­tro­nic musi­cal instru­ments (syn­the­si­zers, drum machi­nes, sam­plers, MPCs, etc.).
  • deve­lop elec­tro­nic live music
  • expe­ri­men­tal sound design
  • expand Instru­ments via live sound pro­ces­sing in their sound possibilities
  • syn­chro­ni­ze seve­ral instru­ments on dif­fe­rent com­pu­ters and play them in an ensem­ble (e.g. via Able­ton Link or other LINK-enab­led software)