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9.1.3b1 Release Notes

Bugfixes:

  • Fixed CPU overloads and audio artefacts which might occur when moving MIDI notes in the MIDI editor when using third party plug-ins.
  • Text in deactivated clips was not readable with certain skins.
  • Importing a Session View clip containing automation for a Max for Live device into another Live Set  might create automation breakpoints in Arrangement View.
  • Fixed a crash which might occur when renaming a Drum Rack pad while triggering another pad.
  • Live could crash under certain conditions when running as a ReWire slave and creating a new Live set without saving the previous set.
  • Fixed an issue on the Mackie Control Pro where the display would not show the parameter's values correctly, after previously enabling the level meters.

Changes for Push:

  • Certain Max for Live devices which accessed the Push Touch Strip would not work properly.

9.1.2b5 Release Notes

Improvements and feature changes:

  • Added control surface support for Akai APC40 MKII, APC Key 25, APC mini.
  • Updated control surface documentation.

Bugfixes:

  • Live 9 Intro or Lite would crash when importing an audio clip which uses the Complex or Complex Pro warp mode (Windows only).
  • The APC40's foot switch #1 would not launch the currently selected scene anymore.

Changes for Push:

  • Audio clip recording could be interrupted when choosing another track with Push, even if Exclusive Arm is deactivated in Live's preferences.
  • Pressing a Clip Stop button in Track Mode would switch the button matrix to Session Mode.

9.1.2b4 Release Notes

Bugfixes:

  • Fixed a crash that could occur on Mac OS X when quitting the application while Live is buffering samples.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur under certain conditions when moving scenes and then using Undo.

9.1.2b3 Release Notes

Bugfixes:

  • The AU versions of UAD powered plug-ins would not release their DSP resources when turning them off in Live, even if the option "Release all UAD DSP resources on AudioUnit bypass" was enabled in the UAD control panel.
  • Loading a set containing many disabled UAD AU plug-ins may have resulted in a "UAD bandwidth allocation exceeded" error while loading the set.

Changes for Push:

  • Browsing effect presets would not work anymore after switching to Scales mode and then pressing the "Add Effect" button.

9.1.2b2 Release Notes

Bugfixes:

  • Fixed a crash which could occur in the 64-bit version when triggering multiple voices in Sampler and having the Shrink/Expand Envelopes feature enabled.
  • Fixed a crash which could occur in the 32-bit version of Live when loading presets containing a very large amount of devices.

Changes for Push:

  • The Tempo knob on Push would increment Live’s tempo in too small steps.

9.1.2b1 Release Notes

Improvements and feature changes:

  • Improved readability of labels in clips, tracks, chains and macro controls. The color of the text is now automatically inverted, depending on the background color.

Bugfixes:

  • Live would show cryptic error messages in case it detects and repairs a corrupt database. Now it shows something more meaningful.
  • Looped clip envelopes could have an incorrect length after unlinking the envelope, linking it again and then moving the clip from Session View to the Arrangement View.
  • MIDI data from the computer MIDI keyboard or an external MIDI input could have a huge delay after plugging a cable into the computer’s headphone jack (Mac OS X only).
  • When overdubbing a MIDI clip in the Arrangement View, the resulting clip would not be cropped to the correct content, but would contain all other notes of the track. 
  • A playing clip in the last scene would stop playing when deleting a scene above it.
  • Fixed a bug that could occur when recording automation over a loop jump in a Session View clip when the Arrangement View's loop is active.
  • Plug-in parameters of certain VST plug-ins would not instantly update on the custom plug-in window after changing presets.
  • Fixed a crash which could occur when quitting Live via the Mac OS X App Switcher (CMD+TAB). 

Changes for Push:

  • It wasn't possible to edit device parameters if a track's input routing was set to "No Input".
  • White clips would not appear in the correct color in Session mode after calibrating the LEDs.
  • When selecting a track, the Melodic Step Sequencer would sometimes not select a page in the currently playing clip.
  • Live would record MIDI notes at the wrong position when using Push's Note Repeat function and having the track's monitoring switch set to "No Input".

9.1.1b4 Release Notes

Bugfixes:

  • Live could crash when recording new clips with Push and having count-in enabled.
  • The playhead on Push could flicker under certain conditions.

9.1.1b3 Release Notes

Bugfixes:

  • Live would allow to trigger changes from notifications via the Python API. This could lead to problems with Live’s Undo history or even to crashes and is no longer allowed. Note that this change might affect compatibility with 3rd party control surface scripts. If you’re using a 3rd party script, i.e. a control surface script that is not natively supported by Ableton, and it does not work with Live 9.1.1b3 anymore, please contact the manufacturer of the script.

Changes for Push:

  • The playhead could behave erratically or completely disappear when enabling the loop in Live’s Arrangement View and setting it to an odd loop length.
  • Push’s auto-arm function would not work with certain track routing settings.

9.1.1b2 Release Notes

Improvements and feature changes:

  • Live would always record the last received CC value into a MIDI clip, even if it was received before the actual recording was started. Live now ignores the last value and only records MIDI CC data that are received during the actual clip recording. 

Bugfixes:

  • Live would cut off all currently playing notes on a MIDI clip when engaging overdub recording in the Arrangement View. 
  • Under certain conditions, the playback of a Session clip would stop when scrubbing outside of the clip’s loop boundaries. 
  • Max for Live devices could be out of sync when exporting audio with multiprocessor support enabled.
  • When loading a Live set with a MIDI clip that contains modulation for Max for Live parameters of the "live.dial" type, the modulation values would sometimes not be restored correctly.
  • Live would freeze when setting the loop length of an unlinked clip envelope to the minimum value.
  • Live's MIDI map mode could crash when sending MIDI messages while another chooser or context menu was open.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur when creating audio feedback routings with drum rack sends, for example when routing a return chain to itself.

Changes for Push:

  • Push now indicates if you’re editing a clip that is not the currently playing clip. It also allows to quickly move the focus back to the playing clip by pressing the up/down arrow buttons.
  • Push now indicates if a selected track is frozen and thus cannot be modified.
  • Deleting automation for device on/off switches or track activator buttons would not work from Push.

9.1.1b1 Release Notes

Improvements and feature changes:

  • Live will now automatically repair its database in case it becomes corrupt, e.g. due to a fatal write error or a sudden power outage during a database transaction, etc. 

Bugfixes:

  • When recording clips on multiple tracks in Session View by triggering a whole scene, clip recording would sometimes be aborted too early in some slots.
  • Live could crash under certain conditions when flattening clips containing automation envelopes.
  • Live could crash after using 'Capture and Insert Scene' on the last available Session scene and then undoing that action.
  • Live could crash under certain conditions when using Japanese text input methods on Mac OS X.

Changes for Push:

  • Push could freeze when browsing user folders, if a path name contained certain special characters.
  • Grabbing individual buttons of Push’s button matrix from Max for Live would not work anymore.
  • Fixed a rounding problem that could sometimes occur with the bar graph that shows up on the display when tweaking an encoder.

9.1b26 Release Notes

Bugfixes:

  • Floating windows like the video window, plug-in windows or the preferences window could be hidden behind the second window when selecting another track containing a plug-in device (PC only).

9.1b25 Release Notes

Improvements and feature changes

  • Minor improvements for usage data reporting.

9.1b24 Release Notes

Bugfixes:

  • Under certain conditions, automatic updates could still cause crashes with Max for Live devices (Mac only). Note: Users who have experienced crashes when loading Max for Live devices in previous beta versions should install Live 9.1b24 manually. 
  • The maximum duration of exported audio files when exporting to a lower sample rate was much shorter in Live 9.1 than in Live 9.0.x.
  • Dialogue boxes, tooltips and other windows could sometimes be hidden behind plug-in windows when using dual window mode (PC only).
  • Live could crash when remapping a Max for Live device after using undo.
  • Live could crash when remapping a Max for Live device whilst touching / releasing a parameter on Push.
  • Live could crash when using the key command 'Windows+D' during exporting.

9.1b23 Release Notes

Bugfixes:

  • The mouse and keyboard could sometimes become unresponsive after zooming or tweaking parameters on OS X 10.9 "Mavericks".
  • Under certain conditions, a maximized main window could open on the wrong monitor when starting Live (PC only).
  • Freezing a track would be much slower in Live 9.1.x than in Live 9.0.x.
  • Max for Live: The "length" property of a looped clip would reflect the distance from the clip start to clip end marker and not the length of the loop, as specified in the API documentation.
  • The "Shaperello Pad" preset could produce unwanted clicks when tweaking the "Erosion" macro.

9.1b22 Release Notes

Bugfixes:

  • The "Edit Info Text" context menu entry would not work in the second window.
  • VST plug-ins would consume CPU resources when deactivated.
  • VST plug-ins with side-chain outputs would continue to send audio to these outputs when deactivated. 
  • Crossfades in unwarped Arrangement clips could cause dropouts when rendering and thus bring up an error message. 
  • The progress bar window during audio / video export could get truncated.
  • Live could crash when recording automation for VST or AU plug-ins on return tracks.
  • Live could crash under certain conditions when disconnecting the Launchpad.

9.1b21 Release Notes

Improvements and feature changes:

  • Updated manuals, lessons and translations.

Bugfixes:

  • When creating a new track by dragging an instrument to the clip/device drop area, Live would keep the last selected clip stand-by-selected. Now it moves the selection to the clip slot that matches the Session View's crosshair.
  • Selecting an audio buffer size of 32 samples was not possible anymore on Mac OS X.
  • Audio effects or racks with a high overall latency would not be rendered correctly. The beginning of the rendered file could contain a short period of the dry signal.
  • Live could crash when opening the second window.
  • Under certain conditions, the video window and plug-in windows could appear behind the second window.
  • When toggling the option "Show / Hide Detail View" in the second window, Live would not restore the correct height of the detail view.
  • The zoom function would not work in the second window when zooming to values below 100%. 
  • The Launchpad's LED states could be wrong (LEDs would flash when they should be lit).

Changes for Push:

  • Push would not update the parameter names of a rack's macro controls after hot-swapping a rack.
  • Push's display would not be updated correctly in Track view after adding more than 6 return tracks.

9.1b20 Release Notes

Bugfixes:

  • Automatic Updates could cause problems with Max for Live devices on Mac OS X.
  • Negative sample offset modulation of the Beats warp mode would not work correctly. This could lead to disk overloads and also to error messages when exporting audio.
  • (PC only) Keyboard shortcuts would not work anymore when Caps Lock was enabled.

Changes for Push:

  • Deleting automation by holding the Delete button and tapping on an encoder would not work anymore

9.1b19 Release Notes

Bugfixes:

  • Fixed a crash which could occur with certain AU plug-ins on Mac OS X after stopping Live's transport. 

Changes for Push:

  • Clips inside group tracks would not be indicated on the button grid when using Session mode.
  • Audio or MIDI tracks (with their MIDI input set to something other than Push) would be disarmed when selecting Tracks via Push, regardless of the Exclusive Arm settings.

9.1b18 Release Notes

Bugfixes:

  • (Mac only) Dragging the title bar of the inactive window would not activate the window. 
  • (Mac only) When unplugging an external monitor, the second window would not be reset to fit on the primary monitor. 
  • (PC only) The second window was not restored in its maximized state after minimizing it and then restoring the application.
  • Clicking on the menu bar while having the preferences window open would steal the focus from the preferences window and thus disable the "Close Window" menu function.
  • A double-click on the detail view splitter would not open/close the detail view in the second window.
  • Plug-in windows would be shown off-screen when unplugging or repositioning a second monitor.
  • Fixed a misalignment of the Session View mixer which could occur after deleting all return tracks.
  • Fix a bug that could cause parts of a waveform to disappear when dragging a warp marker.
  • Improved performance when swapping detail views between main and second window.
  • Irregular audio output values from Max devices (i.e. "Not a Number" signals) would break downstream signal processing in Live. Such signals are now automatically replaced with silence.
  • The audio engine would not support plug-in buffers larger than 1024 samples. 
  • When exporting audio files at a lower sample rate, Live would show an incorrect text in the progress bar, indicating that Live always dithers the file, even when the dithering option was disabled. 
  • The Sampler device occasionally produced a red 'D' (harddisk warning) and brought up a message during rendering if the sample is played very fast (high note, low base note). The fix reduces the likelihood of such warnings, especially in the rendering case.
  • Live would not check if there's enough free disk space available before applying an automatic update.

Changes for Push:

  • Setting a step in the Melodic Step Sequencer could create unwanted automation in Live's Arrangement View.
  • Switching between tracks while creating per-step automation could write automation to the wrong track and even corrupt a Live set or lead to crashes.
  • When creating a new clip while Push is in Session mode, any update to that clip's color was not reflected on Push.
  • When Push is in Track mode, the track name on Push's display would not be updated when renaming a track in Live.

9.1b17 Release Notes

Improvements and feature changes

  • Added audio buffer size chooser for Core audio driver types. 

Bugfixes

  • Clip view could not be resized to minimum width in the second window. 

9.1b16 Release Notes

Bugfixes

  • Automatic updates for OSX 64 bit is fixed
  • Live's main window would stay unresponsive after closing a dialog or message box. 
  • When looping and recording automation in session clips using the mouse, automation will now be re-enabled on when letting go of the mouse button.
  • Clip detail would change when changing zoom level or switching views. 
  • The position of both windows are restored when starting live.

Changes for Push

  • Fixed a problem setting the loop selection using the melodic step sequencer. 
  • When overdubbing automation on a return track using push, live could under circumstances crash. 

9.1b15 Release Notes

Bugfixes

  • Enabled automatic update capability for the OSX 64 bit build. This version will automatically update to subsequent beta releases. 
  • Fixed LED-update for Track On/Off button on Reloop KeyFadr/KeyPad controllers

Changes for Push

  • Autofollow is now disabled when creating new clips by setting the first step in the step sequencer. 
  • Page selection is now preserved when navigating between different clips
  • Live could at times crash when adding a drum rack from the Autobeat pack.  

9.1b14 Release Notes

Improvements and feature changes:

  • Live now attempts to restrict the buffer size for ASIO drivers to power-of-two values on Windows. Note that not all ASIO drivers support this and may still allow to use non power-of-two values. This can lead to a higher CPU load and higher latencies. Ableton strongly recommends to always use power-of-two buffer sizes, i.e. 64, 128, 256, 512,... samples.

Bugfixes:

  • Live would sometimes not correctly restore the last selected scene in Session View after switching from Arrangement to Session View in dual window mode.
  • Key presses were not correctly forwarded to Live from VST plug-in windows or the video window (PC only).
  • When closing a VST plug-in window or the video window from the second window, Live would set the focus to the main window (PC only).
  • Live could crash when running as a ReWire slave if the option "Multicore/Multiprocessor ReWire" was turned off.
  • Mapping a MIDI message from a ReWire master application to one of Live's parameters could crash the ReWire host and freeze Live.

Changes for Push:

  • When tweaking parameters for step automation, certain encoders would also affect note length settings and vice versa.
  • The playhead would sometimes skip the first step when auto-follow was enabled.
  • The playhead would sometimes be stuck for a short time or skip beats when changing the step sequencer's resolution.
  • If a clip's start marker was set to a negative time, e.g. -2.1.1, it wasn't possible to move the loop length into a negative time range. 
  • The "grab_control" function which allows to gain control over a control surface's button matrix via Max for Live would not work correctly when using Push in step sequencer mode.

9.1b13 Release Notes

(Initial public beta release for Live 9.1)

Improvements and feature changes:

  • Added dual monitor support.
  • When exporting audio, sample-rate conversion is now done using the high-quality SoX Resampler Library, resulting in higher quality exports when rendering to a lower sample rate.
  • Live now uses multiple CPU cores when exporting audio and the normalization process is faster than before.
  • When exporting audio files from Live with the option "Create Analysis File" enabled, Live will now save warp markers with the .asd file, so that information about the original tempo and tempo changes are correctly reused when re-importing the audio file into Live later on.
  • The 'Export Audio / Video' export dialog has been improved.
     - It shows the same options whether launched from Session or Arrangement View.
     - Some of the export settings have been regrouped to provide a better overview.
     - "All Tracks" has been renamed to "Individual Tracks" in the "Rendered Track" chooser.
     - The export dialog now shows information about the source and target sample rate.
  • The "Open Recent Sets" menu now has a "Clear List" and "Remove Unavailable Sets" option. 
  • The menu item "Close Live Set" has been renamed to "Close Window." It will now close any secondary window that is open. If no secondary window is open, it does nothing.
  • The audio buffer size is now restricted to power-of-two values on Mac OS X. The slider has been replaced with a drop down menu. 
  • Plug-in buffers are now limited to a maximum size of 1024 samples. When choosing an audio buffer size larger than 1024 samples, Live will increase the audio buffer accordingly, but the plug-in buffer size will remain at 1024 samples. 
  • Optimized default presets for Auto Filter, EQ Eight, Saturator, Tension, Simpler, Sampler, Analog, Operator, Electric.
  • Added 10 new Simpler presets to the Core Library.
  • Improved readability of clip names in the "Disco" skin.
  • Updated manuals, lessons, info texts and translations.

Bugfixes:

  • Loading Live Sets and presets could take longer than necessary if the file contains references to missing files.
  • The metronome timing would be incorrect after reloading a Live Set with a different time signature than 4/4. 
  • Decreasing and then increasing the audio buffer size in the Audio preferences tab could cause permanent crackling on Mac OS X 10.7 or higher.
  • Two crossfaded clips running in 'Complex' or 'Complex Pro' warp mode could cause crackles and dropouts if the samples were time-stretched.
  • Fixed a CPU performance problem which could occur with certain VST plug-ins.
  • Fixed a bug which could prevent certain AU plug-in windows from closing in the 64-bit version.
  • Live would select clips slots when clicking and dragging in the empty area below the clips slots.
  • MIDI sustain messages would be occasionally ignored when recording over an existing MIDI clip in the Arrangement View.
  • MIDI data routed from a track output to the Launchpad would be sent on the wrong MIDI channel.
  • Live could crash when pressing CMD/CTRL + M or CMD/CTRL + K during startup.
  • Live could return a "bad number" error message when observing the "clip_trigger_quantization" property via Max for Live. 
  • Automatic updates could break an installation if the update process was interrupted.
  • Automatic updates would not work when running Live in ReWire slave mode. Therefore, automatic updates are now turned off in this case.
  • Fixed a problem which could lead to a memory leak in the Ableton Index and Web Connector processes. 
  • Presets containing Max for Live devices from the User Library would sometimes not be shown in the browser's "Max for Live" label.
  • Kit-Core 808 Kick, Toms and Congas don't click anymore when moving the Low/High Cut Macros.
  • Removed redundant choke group in Kit-SessionDry.
  • Fixed wrong notes in Scale preset "Minor Pentatonic Scale".

Changes for Push:

  • Updated firmware to version 1.13. Live will show a dialog box on startup if a new Push firmware is available. Detailed update instructions and a changelog are available in a separate Knowledge Base article.
  • Added a Melodic Step Sequencer mode. 
  • You can now add parameter automation to the selected step in a step sequencer.
  • Push's display now indicates automated parameters, as well as overridden automation.
  • Step Sequencer mode is now also available for Drum Racks that are nested inside Instrument Racks.
  • Less force is required to set steps in the step sequencers and loops in the loop selector.
  • Improved behavior and color scheme for the loop selector in step sequencers. 
  • When holding down a step in a step sequencer, you can edit the length of MIDI notes in steps (coarse) and in percent (fine). The length of the edited note is also reflected on the button matrix.
  • You can delete all notes on the same pitch within the current loop by holding down the delete button and then pressing the respective pad. This works in Note mode and also for playable drum pads.
  • The "Fixed Length" setting is now respected when creating a new clip by adding steps to an (empty) step sequencer.
  • When enabling 'Scales' mode, you can use the first encoder to scroll through the available scales.
  • Push's display now shows a short message when using the Undo / Redo button.
  • The second footswitch input now allows to control clip recording:  A single tap triggers Push's record button. A double-tap triggers Push's "New" button.

(All releases prior to Live 9.1b13 were internal releases)

9.0.6b1 Release Notes

Improvements and feature changes:

  • Added control surface support for Novation Launch Control.
  • Added control surface support for Novation Launchkey Mini.
  • Added control surface support for Reloop KeyFadr.
  • Added control surface support for Reloop KeyPad.
  • Updated lessons.

9.0.5b5 Release Notes

Improvements and feature changes:

  • Added control surface support for M-Audio Axiom Air 25, 49 and 61 keyboards.

Bugfixes:

  • The Windows installer would sometimes not install the "Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable" package correctly, which could result in a "Side-by-Side Configuration Error" when trying to launch Live.
  • Chains assigned to certain velocity ranges in an Instrument Rack's Velocity Zone Editor would not be triggered under certain conditions.
  • Live could crash under certain conditions when moving an automation segment. 
  • Triggering an Audio-to-MIDI conversion from the browser could corrupt the Live set if the target track was created inside a group track.
  • Improved the text of the error message which is shown after a certain type of crash on Windows ("HandleStageOne" class).  

Changes for Push:

  • Live could crash after hot-swapping a Drum Rack, if Push and another control surface script was activated in Live's MIDI/SYNC preferences.

9.0.5b4 Release Notes

Improvements and feature changes:

  • The menu item 'View -> Detail -> Track' was renamed to 'View -> Detail -> Device'.
  • Added new default presets for Analog, Electric, Operator, Simpler, Sampler, Tension, Auto Filter, EQ Eight and Saturator for improved compatibility with control surfaces. 
  • Updated lessons and info texts.

Bugfixes:

  • Fixed a bug which could decrease the GUI performance in sets containing a huge amount of devices.

Changes for Push:

  • Hot-Swapping devices inside racks would not work anymore on Push.

9.0.5b3 Release Notes

Improvements and feature changes:

  • Updated lessons.

Bugfixes:

  • MIDI velocity fades would not work in an Instrument- or MIDI Effect Rack's key zone editor.
  • Under certain conditions, Live would show an error message after updating to a new version: "Can't access file database: database error, prepare statement: No such table: sqlite_stat1".
  • Live could crash when using undo and redo on non-configured plug-in parameters.
  • Live could crash when changing the warp mode of multiple clips at once, if one of the clips contains a .rex file.
  • Live could crash under certain conditions when re-enabling the audio engine if the currently loaded Live set contains VST or AU plug-ins. 
  • Live could crash when loading a Live set containing a Convolution Reverb device.

9.0.5b2 Release Notes

Changes for Push

  • The Live 8 library would not appear on Push when browsing "Places".
  • Push's preset browser would always scroll back to the left after loading a preset.

9.0.5b1 Release Notes

Improvements and feature changes:

  • Added Push to the "What's new in Live 9 lesson".
  • Added Novation Launchkey and M-Audio Axiom AIR Mini 32 to the "Control Surface Reference" lesson.

Bugfixes:

  • The Ableton Index process could block the GUI after launching Live. 
  • Under certain conditions, the Arpeggiator device would play too many notes.
  • Live could crash when moving VST or AU plug-ins to a different track while the plug-in's GUI was open.
  • Live could crash when closing a Live set that contains AU plug-in devices with Program Change automation. 
  • Live could crash under certain conditions after saving a Max for Live device in the Max editor.
  • Using the TAB key while renaming a track would not jump to the next track name if certain control surface scripts were enabled in the MIDI / SYNC preferences.
  • The Launchpad could sometimes show artefacts of the Mixer mode in User Mode II after switching between the two modes.
  • Status updates that are sent back to a MIDI controller from a control surface script could interfere the status updates from manual MIDI mappings.
  • The links to the accompanying Demo Sets in the "What's new in Live 9" Lesson would not open the correct demo set for feature-limited versions.

Changes for Push:

  • It's now possible to browse user folders that were added to 'Places' in Live's Browser. Note that empty folders are hidden on Push.
  • When 'Clip Workflow' mode is selected, the 'Duplicate' button now only affects the currently selected clip and not the entire scene. Shift + 'Duplicate' will Capture and Insert a scene.
  • The Scene Launch Buttons would be lit even if no scene exists.
  • Pressing the 'Select' button and a Scene Launch Button would fire the scene instead of just selecting it.
  • When using 'Undo' after duplicating a scene, the LEDs of the previously duplicated clips would remain lit.
  • Live could freeze while working on a Drum Rack if the Push control surface script was selected twice in the MIDI / SYNC preference pane (1x with the "Live" port and 1x with the "User" port).
  • Navigating Drum Rack banks using Shift + Octave Up / Down would not work correctly.
  • Holding a Track Select button to unfold a group track would not work anymore.
  • Under certain conditions, audio clip recording would suddenly stop when enabling the "Fixed Length" function on Push.

9.0.4b2 Release Notes

Bugfixes:

  • Fixed a bug which could cause the File Manager window to reopen after launching Live.

9.0.4b1 Release Notes

Bugfixes:

  • VST / AU plug-in devices could be inactive after loading a Live set containing a large number of plug-ins (regression in Live 9.0.3).
  • The "grab_control" function which allows to gain control over a control surface's button matrix via Max for Live would not work anymore (regression in Live 9.0.3).

9.0.3b5 Release Notes

Bugfixes:

  • Fixed a crash which could occur when clicking on the "About Live" window.

9.0.3b4 Release Notes

Improvements and feature changes:

  • Further performance improvements for the Ableton Index process, especially on OS X. 
  • Updated translations.
  • Updated manual.

Bugfixes:

  • Live would not work as a ReWire slave on Windows.
  • Fixed a crash which could occur when running Live as a ReWire slave on Mac OS X (regression from 9.0.3b1).
  • The Session Record button would not turn off if the recording was aborted, e.g. by stopping or deleting the currently recording clip, disarming a track, etc.
  • Fixed a graphical glitch which could occur in the representation of the filter curve in EQ Eight's Frequency Display.
  • When using control surface scripts, the blue hand would sometimes not map to any device, e.g. after creating a device and then deleting it by using undo.

Changes for Push:

  • Fixed incorrect intervals in the Locrian scale.
  • Updating the LCD display could be slow when switching between Drum and Note mode.
  • Changing the pad sensitivity settings could be slow if a drum rack was in focus.

9.0.3b3 Release Notes

Improvements and feature changes:

  • When recording automation on top of an existing automation envelope, and quickly clicking on different positions in parameters like sliders, X/Y pads, etc., Live now records a latching automation envelope instead of jumping back to the previous value. Note that this will only work if the mouse button is immediately released after clicking. If you hold down the mouse button, "touch" automation will be recorded instead.
  • The Compressor device does not clip input signals at +20 dB anymore. 
  • Added control surface support for Novation Launchkey series.
  • Added control surface support for M-Audio Axiom Air Mini 32.

Bugfixes: 

  • The Indexer process could block the GUI during saving and exporting of Live sets, presets or clips.
  • The Browser would not update its content pane after a change in the file system if the selection was somewhere outside of the Browser.
  • Live would not save a clip self-contained after dragging it to the Browser and confirming the name of the new clip by clicking anywhere outside of the Browser. 

Changes for Push:

  • Fixed a crash which could occur when using the 'Quantize' function.
  • Fixed a crash which could occur when using Push to delete a device whilst recording automation for this device with the mouse.

9.0.3b2 Release Notes

Improvements and feature changes:

  • Added a new option to the "Record/Warp/Launch" preferences pane: "Start Transport with Record". If on, the transport will start immediately when clicking on the Session- or Arrangement-Record buttons. If off, it prepares for recording as in Live 8, so you have to launch a clip in Session View or click the 'Play' button. You can hold down the Shift modifier key when clicking on the record buttons to invert the behavior temporarily.
  • Added a "Don't bug me" button to the user satisfaction survey, to dismiss the survey.

Bugfixes: 

  • The Ableton Index process would sometimes not scan all folders after adding them to the sidebar.
  • Under certain conditions, MIDI notes would not get recorded into a clip slot after deleting a previous clip.
  • Fixed a crash which could occur in Live Intro when right-clicking on a drum rack chain.

Changes for Push:

  • Using the touch strip to change banks in drum racks now requires to pick up the current value, to avoid changing banks accidentally while playing.

9.0.3b1 Release Notes

Improvements and feature changes:

  • Added a new skin: "Disco".
  • Updated lessons and translations.

Bugfixes:

  • Scanning folders containing a huge amount of files could take longer than necessary.
  • Expanding the Audio Unit folder in the browser's "Plug-ins" label could be slow for users which have a lot of library content installed.
  • Several MIDI control surfaces would not correctly shut down after quitting Live, e.g. motorfaders on the Mackie Control would not return to zero, Axiom Pro devices would not exit Hypercontrol mode, etc.
  • The "Project Mix IO" control surface would not work.
  • The channel strip buttons on the Mackie Control XT would not work.
  • Fixed a bug where the key navigation in track headers would not work properly when certain control surfaces are selected.
  • Overdubbing into MIDI clips could unnecessarily bloat the undo history file.
  • The Trial version of Live 9.0.2 could hang on startup.
  • Live could sometimes crash on quit in case a faulty MIDI remote script throws an exception in the Python console.

Changes for Push:

  • Fixed a bug where recording wouldn't work properly if the default clip launch mode was set to 'Toggle' mode.
  • Tracks created by dragging an instrument would sometimes not be automatically armed if Push is connected.
  • The "Arm Exclusive" preference would not be respected when Push was connected.
  • The velocity curve setting would reset to the default value when opening a new Live set.
  • The Push LCD could remain blank and no mode would be selected after holding the 'Browse' mode button.
  • Fixed a bug where 'Browse' mode would be exited after swapping a Max for Live instrument.

9.0.2b3 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.
  • Updated several lessons, info texts and translations.

Bugfixes:

  • When recording automation into a clip, the automation would not latch during the first iteration, but jump back to the last value. 
  • Clip automation for VST and AU plug-in parameters could get lost after importing a track from the browser into a new Live set.
  • The file manager would sometimes not replace missing samples even though matching candidates were found.
  • Enabling hot-swap would trigger preset preview on the source preset (regression from 9.0.2b2).
  • Feature-limited versions (e.g. Live Intro or Lite) could crash when opening certain context menus.
  • (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 when jumping in the playback position.

Changes for Push:

  • The Push startup dialogue has been removed.
  • In Session Mode, there is now a higher pad sensitivity threshold, to prevent accidental clip launching.
  • When a Drum Rack is selected, loop selection and step sequencer pads have a higher threshold to avoid accidental triggering.
  • When holding the User mode button, you can now set the global pad sensitivity and velocity curve independently.
  • You can now see the correct values and units of VST plug-in parameters on Push (e.g. "440 Hz" or "75 %"), provided that the VST plug-in transmits these information to Live. Previously you would only see generic values ranging from 0 to 1 in Push's display, even if Live's plug-in parameter list would show the correct value and unit.

9.0.2b2 Release Notes

Improvements and feature changes:

  • When Search is activated, the selection color in the browser's content pane is now in line with the color scheme of the browser's sidebar and the frame around the search field.
  • Improved browser performance when clicking on the "Drums" label.
  • Improved browser performance when clicking on labels while Search is active.
  • Improved browser performance when hot-swapping presets in the browser's "Places" section.
  • Changed the factory default for dropping samples on a Drum Rack. It now activates the "Retrigger" mode in Simpler by default. 
  • Simplified message boxes at startup when using the Trial version offline.
  • Updated lessons.

Bugfixes:

  • The browser's content pane could scroll to a wrong position when enabling hot-swap, so that the selected preset would be out of view.
  • Max for Live: the API would return a list instead a list of symbols in certain cases, e.g. when querying a track's input / output routing targets, it would return "Sends" "Only", instead of "Sends Only".
  • Fixed a crash which could occur when importing certain Live sets by dragging them to the scene drop area.

Changes for Push:

  • On the selected track, the 'Track Select' button now toggles the arm button for audio tracks. The track select buttons turn red if a track is armed.
  • While in 'Browse' mode, you can now scroll through pages by holding Shift + up/down buttons.
  • When Record is on, the playhead of the step sequencer and played back notes are indicated by red LEDs.
  • When holding one of the 8 main encoders, touching the 'Swing' or 'Tempo' encoders will not take over the display, to avoid a 'flickering' LCD.
  • Various other technical improvements.

9.0.2b1 Release Notes

Improvements and feature changes:

  • The "Group to Drum Rack" option is available again in the context menu of all instrument devices, provided that the device is not yet grouped into a rack and is not a drum rack device itself.
  • Removed the gray shade which would cover the Arrangement View's scrub area when the global Back-to-Arrangement button was on, because the controls underneath (e.g. the loop brace, locators, etc.) would look inactive although being active.

Bugfixes:

  • The velocity setting in Simpler and Sampler wasn't correctly restored from 'Slice-To-New-MIDI-Track' presets.
  • MIDI Mapping for Song Tempo Fine Tune would not work correctly.
  • When duplicating MIDI notes in a clip, the duplicated notes would sometimes scroll out of view.
  • Under certain conditions, the white background that indicates the active clip region would not be shown for unwarped audio clips in the Arrangement View.
  • Under certain conditions, Time Signature Changes would not be recorded correctly into the Arrangement.
  • When recording clips from Session into Arrangement View, the recorded clip could have an incorrect loop length if the Arrangement's loop was enabled.
  • MIDI would not be recorded into Session clips when launching a scene after shift-clicking the Session Record Button.
  • The numbers in the Arrangement View's beat time ruler could disappear when zooming in.
  • Live could crash when trying to preview a multi-selection of files in the browser via Shift+Enter.
  • Live could crash during authorization when successively clicking the "Authorize with Ableton.com" button.

Changes for Push:

  • Max for Live devices are now accessible in Push's browser. 
  • File extensions have been removed when browsing for better browsing clarity.
  • Saved Presets now show up correctly in the top-level of instrument racks and effect racks.
  • The Record button now turns off if you change tracks via Push (in Note Mode), so that you don't accidentally keep overdubbing in the new track.
  • Repeat mode now turns off when moving to a different track.
  • The state of the accent button would remain on after accenting a step in the step sequencer. 
  • Group tracks would automatically unfold when opening a set with Push attached.
  • Toggling Map mode off in Live while Push is in User Mode could crash Live.