Desert Sound Studios announces MK-iii Drum Machine for Live

New Max for Live drum machine promises ‘new approach to traditional drum machine design’

The MK-iii drum machine from Desert Sound Studios takes a new approach to traditional drum machine design.  By splitting the drum machine into two, each Max for Live device can be used separately or combined into a single drum machine.  This flexibility opens up new possibilities inside Live.

Highly influenced by the digital drum machines of the late 80’s, the MK-iii includes a full electronic drum sample kit from that era. Quickly load these sounds or your own and shape them with the on-board filter, bit crusher and delays.  And for those with Lemur, a touch template covering nearly every parameter can be downloaded for free at


The MK-iii combines the familiarity of a drum machine with the advantages of modern technology.  For owners of Live 9 Suite, this combination makes a great gateway into the powerful world of Max for Live.

The MK-iii is available at for $23.99 and requires either Ableton Live 9 Suite or the Max for Live add-on.

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