EboSuite transforms Ableton Live into an audio-visual production suite. Sample, mix and manipulate video in the same way as you are used to with audio.
With EboSuite you can treat video like audio in Ableton Live. EboSuite is an application and a growing set of Max for Live plug-ins that enable you to sample, mix and edit video on as much as 64 tracks simultaneously. Opening an EboSuite plug-in automatically opens the EboSuite application (currently Mac only).
Since the application runs outside of Ableton Live, in a separate instance, Live’s performance is not affected while using EboSuite. Video clips with alpha channel and of any resolution are supported (e.g. 4K, 1080p, 720p or 360p). Most video codecs are supported (a.o Hap, H264, ProRes, Photo-JPEG etc.). EboSuite is extremely easy to install; you can start sampling and mixing within a few clicks. Read more about the plug-ins below or watch the tutorial videos.
The eSampler is a fully functional video sampler. Drag audiovisual clips into the sampler and produce video beats and melodies, trigger videos live, simulate video scratching or use it in ‘video only’ mode to visualize your own sounds. Make the visual output respond to the note velocity with the audiovisual ADSR or the velocity to opacity function. Different audio pitch modes are available to put you in control of pitch quality and performance. Loop, OneShot and PreRoll available. Easy file management with the File Region Editor. You can use up to 127 eSamplers on one track using a Drum Rack.
Use the eClips plug-in to add video playback functionality to Ableton Live’s Session View. Drag video files into Session View clip slots and play and treat them like audio clips (edit warp markers, loop points, start/end point etc.). Control the opacity of the video manually or link it to the volume controls of Ableton Live’s audio mixer.
Use the eVideoIn plug-in to use the video stream of a webcam, iPhone or iPad in EboSuite. You can use multiple eVideoIn plug-ins in your project with individual preview windows.
Use the eTrackTransform plug-in to position, scale and rotate individual video tracks to arrange them in the video output window.
EboSuite includes 33 stackable visual effect plug-ins for realtime image manipulation and image processing. Create your own visuals using your own visual effect stacks to distort, modifying and adjust your video samples. The available effects are Bend, BlockBlur, BrCoSa, BulgeTwist, Chroma, Crop, Crosshatch, DanPix, Edge, Fade, Glutch, HSBShift, HueRotate, HueSat, Kaleido, Kaputt, Levels, LoFi, Median, Noise, OneHue, Pointilize, Polygonize, RGB, RGBShift, RotaZoom, Shape, Shine, SineThreshold, Slitscan, Slitsglow, Wave and WaveGlass.
Use the eBlend plug-in to mix video tracks with blending modes. Nine different blending modes are available.
With the eCrossfade plug-in you can mix your video tracks in real time using different blend modes and visual effects (currently nine available). eCrossfade is controlled by Live’s crossfader.
Use the eFeedback plug-in to create a video feedback loop on the master track with different feedback modes. There are ten feedback modes available.
Use the ePoly plug-in to control multiple eSamplers at the same time to create polyphonic/polyscopic compositions.
With the eSyphon plug-in you can route the output of your video tracks to other video applications like VJ-, video mapping- or visual effects software. You can add the eSyphon plug-in to the master track to output the final mix and/or on individual tracks containing eClips or eSampler plug-in(s).
Use the eSyphonIn plug-in to feed the video stream of other video applications (like VJ software or Max patches) into EboSuite.
With the eConvert plug-in you can easily convert video files to the HAP codec within Ableton Live. The Hap video codec is optimized for live video triggering, mixing and manipulation. You can drag the newly encoded video file directly from eConvert’s interface to a Session View clip slot or the eSampler for further use.
Use the eComper plug-in to consolidate your midi clip that is controlling one or more eSamplers to a new video file without leaving Ableton Live. You can drag the newly created video clip directly from eComper’s interface to a Session View clip slot, to use it immediately in your Live project.
Use the eOutput plug-in to control the video output window. The settings are saved within the Live Set and automatically recalled, so you can easily make custom output window settings per Live Set.