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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.
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)