EboSuite (currently Mac only), from the team at EboStudio, consists of a growing set of plug-ins for video sampling, editing, mixing and visual effects that transform Ableton Live into an AudioVisual production suite. EboSuite provides an unrivalled way of integrating video into live shows and music productions. It enables musicians to produce/perform their own visual music and video clips without having to learn about complex video editing or VJ software. EboSuite is tightly integrated into Live’s interface however all video processing is done outside of Ableton Live for optimal performance and reliability.
With EboSuite you can treat video like audio in Ableton Live. The plug-ins are designed to fit seamlessly in the creative workflow of music producers and performers. 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). 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.
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. Get creative with the Granular playback mode. Loop, OneShot and time stretching available as well. Different audio pitch modes are available to put you in control of pitch quality and performance. 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.
The eSimpler plug-in turns Ableton’s Simpler into a video sampler. Just add the eSimpler in front of a Simpler and you’ll be able to playback video with Live’s Simpler. It is also possible to manually load a different movie file into the eSimpler or to use it without a Simpler as a basic and light video sampler.
Use the eTrackTransform plug-in to position, scale and rotate individual video tracks to arrange them in the video output window.
EboSuite includes 12 stackable visual effect plug-ins for realtime image manipulation and image processing. These effects are BlockBlur, BrCoSa, Chroma, Crop, Edge, Kaleido, Levels, Median, Pointilize, RGB, RotaZoom and Shine.
The eFX-ISF plug-in enables you to use ‘ISF shaders’ in your Live set. With ISF shaders you can manipulate and/or generate visuals in all sorts of ways. There are more than 1500 ISF shader files available at interactiveshaderformat.com, that you can easily download and load into the eFX-ISF plug-in. This provides virtually unlimited creative power. EboSuite will install 145 shaders by default, to give you a good start.
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 ePoly plug-in to control multiple eSamplers at the same time to create polyphonic/polyscopic compositions.
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.
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).
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 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.
Installation requirements: Mac OS 10.12+, Ableton Live 9.5+ (64 bit), Max for Live 7.2+
Student Discount : EboSuite provides a 20% discount for students. To receive a discount code please email your request and proof of study (i.e. student card scan) to our general contact email address.