Today we have some amazing free downloads for you guys, courtesy of Ableton Live and Point Blank. These three Max for Live devices are sure to end that writer’s (or producer’s) block that we’ve all experienced at one point. First in the pack is a simple yet powerful arpeggiator, with a swing control to create your own groove (which you can’t do with Ableton’s built-in arpeggiator). This is great for a number of purposes but works especially well for minimal techno. Try slowly automating the swing control all the way up during a build, then snap it back down at the drop. Once you’ve selected a synth and created your pattern with the arpeggiator, try running it through the Schoogler 2, a dubby filterbank with LFO’s and pan controls. Automate the LFO rate and amounts, as well as the panning, to instantly breathe life into your track and give it some depth. Last, but certainly not least, we have Squashit, a much needed multiband overdrive/distortion. Whether you want your sounds to cut through the mix better or you’re looking for some truly whacky distortion, this device will undoubtedly make its way into your workflow.