Berlin-based software maker Ableton has announced Live 10. The next version of Ableton Live 10 DAW is scheduled for release in the first quarter of 2018, with numerous enhancements and features.
Live 10 is the first major program jump after five years when Live 9 was released in 2013.
Highlights include the complete integration of the Max for Live development environment into the new suite, improved editing functions directly in the Arranger, as well as new features for the Push-2 controller that make better use of its high-resolution display.
There is also a new wavetable synthesizer that opens up new sound possibilities and three new effects: Echo, Drum Buss and Pedal.
Echo as a new delay, which is much more versatile with a combination of analog sound and digital versatility.
Drum Buss for drums should deliver a lot more kicks in the bass range and Pedal simulates classic treads like fuzz, overdrive, etc.
At first glance, the most interesting aspect seems to be the possibility to capture ideas and use them later without having recorded them before. Using the Capture feature, which almost records MIDI, even if you have not yet pressed Record.
The browser can now sort favorites from instruments, effects, and samples in their own folders.
The Arranger now allows direct editing of audio tracks. In addition, several MIDI tracks can be edited in one go.
Thanks to MIDI chasing, long notes are played back even if they were struck before the playback point.
Live 10 also cuts all MIDI data. So you can also secure a musical idea later in the arrangement, even if you had forgotten to press the record button before.
Live 10 will come in the first quarter of 2018, somewhere between January 1 to March 31.
Currently, there is a 20% discount on Ableton 9 with a free upgrade to the next version.
Ableton Live (Download Version) Prices:
- Live Intro $99
- Live Standard $499
- Live Suite $749
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