What’s Next For Ableton Live?


Ableton has been booming in popularity over the past few years and we are lucky enough for push to be giving us a little present in the form of a new beta that was launched last week for its new Live software.

With the latest free update for Live 9, ableton are continuing to fine-tune Push as an instrument for music-making and performance. Coming later this year and currently in beta, Live 9.7 is bringing some big improvements to slicing, recording and programming beats with Push.

Live 9.7 is a free, FREE! update that includes bug fixes, improvements and revolving integration with the Push controller. However, the biggest changes to come are some of the new additions, primarily the new options for slicing by beat divisions, transients, regions or manually.

Let’s have a closer look at the features live 9.7 has to offer;

  • New slicing options – chop samples by beat divisions or regions, as well as manually or by transients (a new Simpler feature that also works without Push).
  • New drum layout – with 16 set velocity levels for playing and programming more dynamic beats.
  • Hands-on audio routing – select and record ins and outs directly from Push for sampling internal or external audio without disrupting your flow.
  • Visual feedback for tighter recordings – new display info shows clip phase and count-in so you can start and finish clip recordings more accurately.
  • Hands-on color customization –  color pads, tracks and clips using Push to make your live performance easier.
  • Better playability – pad sensitivity adapts to what you play, whether it’s drums or sustained chords.

Additions like the new slicing features and drum layout will work on the first version of Push too. The update brings other new functions to the original unit, plus improvements to how Link works with Looper and tap tempo. For full details on what’s new in Live 9.7, check the full release notes.

And if you’d like to test out Live 9.7 beta now, you can join the Ableton beta community.

Are you looking forward to 9.7?

How do you use Ableton in your music?

Let us know in the comments below!


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