Ableton Live 9.6.1 New Updated Released

Ableton has recently updated Live 9 to 9.6.1 and the improvements and changes included in the update are:

  • Improved the performance of Ableton Devices on Windows.
  • Reduced CPU peak loads when launching, stopping or scrubbing clips, when clicking the “Back to Arrangement” button, when editing a running clip.
  • Improved the reliability and priority of the audio thread when using ASIO drivers. This contributes a noticeable performance improvement and fixes a few cases where Live would drop out when using certain audio interfaces.
  • Improved CPU spikes caused by external MIDI inputs on OS X.

There have also been some bug fixes:

  • Live could crash when exporting audio or freezing, if Simpler contained a very long audio file.
  • Live would crash when performing ‘Undo’ after dragging a sample onto Simpler’s breakout view.
  • Occasionally, the grid lines for certain devices (e.g the Frequency Display in EQ Eight, the Band pass Display in Overdrive) would not be drawn under the 64-bit version on Windows.
  • Reversing an audio Clip twice before the sample analysis completed caused the sample to be greyed out.
  • Certain Audio Unit parameters would show the wrong value in the Device View after instantiation.
  • With audio buffer sizes larger than 512 Samples, values sent by the APC40 and APC40 Mk2 encoders would cause the mapped Live parameters to behave erratically.
  • Device selection would stop working when using Control Surfaces based on User Remote Scripts.
  • Touching the Mod Wheel would stop transport when using the Arturia Keylab Control Surfaces.
  • Under certain circumstances, the Launchpad Pro might not initialize correctly.
  • Fixed a bug which prevented Max for Live devices from grabbing the Launchpad Pro matrix in the available User modes.
  • Fixed a bug which prevented Max for Live devices from grabbing the Launchpad matrix in the available User modes.

And some changes for Push:

  • In Drum Racks, it is now possible to transpose the note played by a pad on Push 2.
  • On Push 2, playing clips now pulse in their assigned clip color, instead of green. Recording clips pulse between clip color and red.
  • Device selection is now remembered on a per-pad basis on Push 2.
  • In Mix mode, the track meters now change in color to reflect the state of the track routing / monitoring, as they do in Live on Push 2.
  • Improved the waveform zooming behavior on Push 2 for both Simpler and audio Clip mode.
  • If fades are enabled in Simpler, these will be displayed also on Push 2.
  • The zoom level is now represented graphically, whereas before a numeric value was used.
  • On Push, the active sample region for Simpler would not match the one in Live if ‘Snap’ was enabled.
  • Waveform updates are faster when switching between different Simpler instances.
  • When duplicating an Audio Clip or a Drum Rack pad based on Simpler, the waveform visualization of the copied item would not be preserved.
  • Improved performance when scrolling vertically in Session View with Push 2.
  • In a context of hot-swapping presets, the “Load” feature in the Push 2 browser is set by default on “Load Next”. In the former case, all drum pads will start pulsing white as long as the browser is open, whereas for hot-swapping a single pad, that pad is pulsing.
  • Added a “Load previous” in the Push 2 browser.
  • It is now possible to load a device faster from Push 2, without needing to enter its folder.
  • Previously, ‘Press Browse to load a sample’ would be erroneously displayed also when focused on Return or Master tracks.
  • It is now possible to use “Warp as x bars” also while the sample is not warped yet.
  • In Simpler, Waveform Slice points and Start, End flags displayed the wrong color when switching between tracks of different color.
  • Scale Layouts are now available for Push 2 as well. Furthermore, the ‘Sequent^’ and ‘Sequent>’ Scale Layouts have been improved.
  • The Push 2 Firmware is upgraded to version 1.0.49. This is a maintenance update.
  • When switching from Live mode to User mode, the LED state for mapped pads/buttons would not be recalled properly.
  • Push would display a wrong Clip length when using time signatures other than 4/4.
  • Under certain circumstances the channel meters would not be displayed when switching between Track Mix Mode and Global Mix Mode on Push.
  • Previously, it was not possible to delete Return tracks from Push 1 and 2.
  • Push 1 would become unresponsive after performing ‘Slice to Drum Rack’.
  • Device selection would not be remembered by Push 2 for Effect Racks.
  • Added the missing parameters for Analog ‘Amp 2’ under the ‘Amp’ device bank, and ‘AEG2 < VEL’ under the ‘Amp 2 Envelope’ bank.
  • Vib Delay’ appeared twice under the Tension ‘Vibrato’ bank.
  • On Push, a number of toggle buttons across devices would display ‘0’, ‘1’ instead ‘On’, ‘Off’.
  • When switching to Clip mode with Push, Live would keep displaying device mode.
  • When selecting devices with Push in a long chain, Device View in Live would not auto-scroll any more.
  • When adding plug-in parameters to the parameter list in Device View via ‘Configure’, the device bank in Push Device mode would only update after switching back from a different mode or track.
  • The Push Display could go blank when loading certain plugin presets or when switching through device banks with Push 2.
  • The Push 2 display would crash when browsing plug-ins, if the plug-in folder contained a number of devices which exposed the exact same name to Live.
  • “Lock to Control Surface” would not work anymore with Push 1 or 2.
  • Collapsing the Inline Mixer of a Drum Rack from Arrangement view would cause a visual glitch in Session View.
  • Adjusted the timing a notification is displayed on Push 2, which now is in relation to the length of the text.

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