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_tidal drift

_tidal drift brings 100 postmodern pads and a MIDI chord progression pack for Ableton Drift. Clean, modern, & perfectly peripatetic.


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Set yourself adrift on these 100 pads that were created with the same contemporary aesthetic in mind. A palette of pads that shift and drift in subtle enough ways to keep things subliminally dynamic. We wanted these sounds to have a consistent personality and sit in any mix with a focused purpose. We think they’ll serve you well.


There are 100 different presets that are macro-based, so you never need to dive into Drift itself (unless you want to). With 16 knobs and 100 presets at your disposal, you could still be fishing for sounds all day.


We designed some drifty effects around our take on pad design with Ableton’s new synthesizer, giving these pads and instrument a unique flavour profile that’s current enough, but also classic enough.


To get you started, there are also 24 chord progressions ready to use as MIDI files in any DAW, or as Ableton Live Clips (.ALC) that come paired with suggested pad presets.


Synthwave, Vapourwave, Coldwave, Darkwave, or create whatever wave you like with _tidal drift.


• Minimum Requirements: Ableton 11.3.x Standard/Suite.

• 1 Ableton Live 11.3.x Session

• 1 Ableton Live Drift instrument/device with 100 sound presets + custom tailored effects. (.ADG)

• 1 hybrid convolution IR reverb preset made from our _tainted spaces effects pack.

• 16  real-time macro controls for automating.

• 24 MIDI + Ableton Live Clip (.ALC) chord progressions 

• 100% Royalty-Free.

• Designed in Vancouver, Canada by Subsocial Studios.



For best results, we recommend updating to the latest version of Ableton Live for patch/preset compatibility.


Ableton error messages such as, "Only audio effects can be placed in this kind of track." or, "Preset can not be loaded. It's probably broken." - usually indicate that our presets were made in a version of Ableton that is newer than yours. If you run into issues, please contact us for help!


Important: Ableton Live files are not backwards compatible. We generally create new releases in the current version of Ableton Live. Currently, all of our Ableton releases are for version 11.0 or greater. Using older versions of Ableton Live will most likely not allow you to use our newest releases. Consider updating your version of Ableton to the latest version to ensure good compatibility.


Some of our Ableton releases are for specific editions of Ableton only (Intro, Standard, Suite). Please ensure you have the correct version before purchasing.

_tidal drift

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    The audio files contained in our sample packs are compatible with any audio software or hardware.

    Some of our releases contain presets or software instruments and effects that are specific to particular software or hardware.

    If you have any questions before buying, please ask us!

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