Fill Maker

Fill Maker – Create Crazy Drum Fills Automatically (Free Download)

Wow, it’s been so long since the last Free Rack Wednesday! As always the excuse is the same. Work (Beat Lab) and kids.

But it’s time for another rack. This week I’m sharing a very useful MIDI Effect Rack that will automatically create amazing fills and turnarounds.

This rack is using the Arp device from the Max for Live Essentials pack chained with various MIDI effects.

It essentially works by holding one MIDI note and letting the rack trigger and randomize all the samples.

Setting Up

To setup the Fill Maker. You need to follow this 4 simple steps

  1. Load a Drum Rack
  2. Set the Sample Range to the number of sounds you have loaded in the Drum Rack
  3. When you want the Fill Maker to create a fill. Hold the first note of the Drum Rack (usually C1) and automate the On/Off of the Fill Maker


On/Off – This is the main control that should be automated. Turn on or off the Fill Maker

Speed – Controls the speed (rate) range of the Fill Maker

Sample Range – Set the number of samples the Fill Maker will use

Quantize – Turn on a Speical Arpeggiator to quantize the fill hits to 1/16 notes



1. Double click on the downloaded file to open it up in Ableton Live

2. Click on the Save button at the top right corner of the device to save to your User Library

**You need Ableton Suite 9.7.3 or above and Max For Live Essentials (Free) for this rack to work

Fill Maker

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