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Live 8 Beta Release Notes

8.4.2b2 Release Notes

Bugfixes:

  • The mouse and keyboard could sometimes become unresponsive after zooming or tweaking parameters on OS X 10.9 "Mavericks".

 

8.4.2b1 Release Notes

Improvements and feature changes:

  • Added control surface support for M-Audio Axiom Air 25, 49 and 61 keyboards.
  • Updated control surface lessons.
  • Updated ReWire engine to support Mac OS X 10.9 "Mavericks". 

Bugfixes:

  • Under certain conditions, Live would not launch and return an error message "The Side-by-Side configuration is incorrect" (Win only).
  • Live could crash when moving a VST or AU plug-in to a different track while having its GUI open.
  • Live could crash when deleting a AU plug-in device from a track while having its GUI open.

8.4.1b2 Release Notes

Improvements and feature changes:

  • Added a user satisfaction survey. After several hours of usage, Live will ask you to rate the software on the next startup. You can submit a star rating or simply dismiss the survey.

8.4.1b1 Release Notes

Improvements and feature changes:

  • Added control surface support for Novation Launchkey series.
  • Added control surface support for M-Audio Axiom Air Mini 32.

Bugfixes:

  • (64-bit Windows) Exporting video at 48 kHz would not work.
  • (64-bit Mac) The video window could go black after toggling full-screen mode on and off.
  • (64-bit Mac) The content in the video window would sometimes not resize correctly in the 64-bit Mac version after when jumping in the playback position.

8.4b10 Release Notes

Improvements:

  • The 64-bit version now also supports video export.
  • Improved automatic updates.

Bugfixes:

  • Deactivating a playing clip and then reactivating it would leave the clip in an incorrect state. The clip would look as if it is playing, although it was actually stopped.
  • Mappings from Max devices to VST plugin parameters could get lost after saving an instrument rack preset and then reloading it.
  • Loading certain video files into the 64-bit version could freeze Live.
  • Switching between the 64-bit and 32-bit versions after changing the VST plug-in preferences could cause Live to crash on launch.
  • Fixed a crash which could occur when using the copy / paste time commands inside a group track.
  • Fixed a crash which could occur under certain conditions when deleting a VST plug-in from a drum rack's return chain.
  • 3 more crashes have been fixed.

8.4b9 Release Notes

Improvements and feature changes:

  • The 64-bit version now supports video playback. Exporting video is not yet possible.
    Important note for Windows users: You may need to install a DirectShow compatible codec as explained in our 64-bit Video knowledge base article. The compatibility of video files will depend on the chosen codec.

Bugfixes:

  • Decoding certain types of MP3 files would lead to a different offset (leading silence) in the decoded audio file on OS X 10.8.x.
  • Certain MP3 files would not be decoded in the 64-bit version at all, and also in the 32-bit version if Quicktime is not installed (Win only).
  • Under certain conditions, Live would hang when decoding MP3 files (Win only).
  • Fixed a crash which could occur when importing extremely long MP3 files into Live (several hours long files). 
  • Fixed a crash which could occur when changing the sample rate.
  • Live would not respond to time signature changes from a ReWire master.
  • Live could crash under certain conditions when triggering scenes containing time signature changes.
  • Fixed a rare crash which could occur when switching through rack chains (e.g. with the "Auto" select function) whilst renaming a device inside the chain.
  • Fixed a bug in the 32-bit version, which could cause problems when resizing 32-Bit-Cocoa plugins.

8.4b8 Release Notes

Bugfixes:

  • Decoding MP3 files with the 64-bit version could result in audio files with a different leading silence than in files decoded with the 32-bit version. Known issue: this problem is still present on OS X 10.8 with VBR and ABR encoded files.
  • Fixed a crash which could occur when changing the sample rate for audio interfaces with dynamically changing channel configurations (Mac OS X only).
  • Fixed a crash which could occur when dropping MIDI Effect Rack presets onto Drum Rack pads or an Instrument Rack chain.
  • Fixed a crash which could occur when saving an Audio Effect Rack containing devices with certain side-chain routings.
  • Fixed an occasional crash which could occur when recording time signature changes.
  • Live could hang when using "Insert Time" or "Insert Silence".
  • Live could freeze when successively sending Program Change messages to a VST or AU plug-in (Mac OS X only).

8.4b7 Release Notes

  • In rare conditions, certain Live Sets could not be opened.

8.4b6 Release Notes

Bugfixes:

  • Fixed a bug which could cause a "memory corruption error".
  • Fixed a memory leak which could occur when previewing audio files in the Browser, using the "Complex" warp mode. 

8.4b5 Release Notes

Improvements and feature changes:

  • Improved the authorization dialogue when launching Live as a Trial version.
  • Live is now showing the email address of the currently authorized user account in the "About" window.

Bugfixes:

  • Fixed a crash which could occur when deleting a clip while recording.

8.4b4 Release Notes

Bugfixes:

  • Minor improvements for Usage Data Reporting.
  • The Session View selection frame of the APC40 or Launchpad could get stuck after deleting scenes or undoing the creation of scenes.
  • (32-bit version only) Live parameters would no longer update correctly after deleting a Max for Live device which was mapped to that parameter via live.remote~.

8.4b3 Release Notes

Bugfixes:

  • Fixed a problem in the 64-bit version, which could cause decoded MP3 files to have an incorrect length. 
    NOTE: We highly recommend to clear Live's decoding cache, otherwise Live will still use defective files from the cache. To do so, go to the "File Folder" tab in Live's preferences and click the "Cleanup" button in the Decoding Cache section. 
  • Certain VST plug-ins (e.g. Izotope "Ozone" and "Iris") would not show up in the 64-bit version of Live on Windows.
  • Fixed a problem with the Max for Live engine, which would cause Live to freeze when setting an audio buffer size smaller than 21 samples.
  • Fixed a graphical glitch in the Session- / Arrangement View amoeba after toggling views (mixer, crossfader, etc.). 
  • Fixed a problem with the Windows installer which could lead to an incomplete installation on some computers. Symptom: The Live application would not launch at all and an error message "The application has failed to start due to a side-by-side configuration error" would be shown instead.

8.4b2 Release Notes

Improvements and feature changes:

  • The word size of the Live application is now shown in the splash screen.

Bugfixes: 

  • When switching from the 32-bit version of Ableton Live to the 64-bit version, users were prompted to enter the password in order to install the ReWire engine.
  • The APC40 control surface wasn't working in the 64-bit version on Mac OS X.
  • Under certain conditions, the playback position in audio clips was incorrect after changing clip start markers in unwarped clips and then re-enabling 'warp' (regression from 8.2.7). 
  • Fixed a bug which prevented VST plugins stored in the OS X system library folder to show up in Live's browser.

8.4b1 Release Notes

Improvements and feature changes:

  • Live 8.4b1 introduces native 64-bit support. 

    The 64-bit version of Live allows the use of more than 4 gigabytes of RAM. This means that Live users can now work with Live Sets (including Sets using third-party plug-ins and ReWire configurations) that are much larger and more memory intensive than in the 32-bit version. 

    The 64-bit version of Live works with PCs running Windows Vista/7/8 (64-bit) and with Intel-Macs running OS X 10.5 and up. The 64-bit version of Live 8 does not yet support Max for Live, video, or The Bridge. We are currently working with our partners to add support for these features. 

    For more information, please refer to our knowledge base.

8.3.3b1 Release Notes

  • Minor changes for usage data reporting.

For changes made in older versions, please see the Live 8 release notes.