Project Details


gtm.4Live is a software library of Max for Live devices that, through various approaches, expands and streamlines the functionality of the Ableton Live digital audio workstation (DAW) in novel ways and, in doing so, advances creative practice within the field of electronic/computer music composition/production/performance. Included in the software suite is a variety of workflow utilities, effects, and sequencers, all of which demonstrate originality and imaginative and creative scope by engaging with new and complex problems in order to produce formal innovations, interpretations, and insights. The development process is indicative of producing new material and developing new knowledge, innovation, and creative methodologies within the field of electronic/computer music.

Electronic/computer musicians who employ the various gtm.4Live devices in their creative workflow are afforded new forms of expression and creative and technical potentialities, empowering and facilitating them to produce new material via innovative creative methodologies of their own. The capacity of gtm.4Live to influence emergent creative practices in this way is indicative of its significance, which is supported by empirical data on unique downloads for each of gtm.4Live’s constituent devices and can be used to ascertain impact. Devices are available to download for a nominal fee, which ensures the accuracy of conclusions drawn in relation to impact without limiting accessibility, as free software is often downloaded in greater numbers but is more likely to go unused once acquired. Each gtm.4Live device is accompanied by a demo video and description to ensure user understanding of functionality prior to purchase, with proceeds generated from the sale of devices are reinvested into the project.

gtm.4Live is a professional-grade product and is indicative of best practice in software development. All devices demonstrate intellectual coherence and integrity and adopt robust and appropriate UX/UI design and programming concepts.
Effective start/end date1/05/20 → …


  • electronic music
  • computer music
  • Ableton Live
  • Max for Live
  • Max/MSP/Jitter


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    MEIKLE, G., 9 Mar 2022

    Research output: Non-textual formSoftware

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    MEIKLE, G., 7 Nov 2021

    Research output: Non-textual formSoftware

  • gtm.tempoctrl

    MEIKLE, G., 25 Jul 2020

    Research output: Non-textual formSoftware