It's been inspiring to see the beautiful performances by Push players, as they've come to master the instrument. A couple recent videos from two different Universities show how musicians have made nuanced, effecting music with Push. First up, musician and biologist Omer Eilam performs "Electronic variations on a Bach Chaccone",...
We’re pleased to announce that Live 9.1 is now available for all owners of Live 9 Suite, Standard, Intro and Lite editions - head to your account to download it (please note that you will need to download Live 9.1 manually - you cannot use automatic updates). This update is free for all owners of Live 9, and provides several significant improvements for users of Live 9 and Push.
Live 9.1 introduces support for two windows, including the option to place the windows on different monitors. Want to use the Session View mixer while keeping an eye on the Arrangement? How about using one monitor for tweaking effects parameters and another monitor for editing a MIDI clip? We hope this feature will please those users who told us how keen they are on dual monitor support, and it certainly promises to be a workflow booster for many music-making scenarios.
For Push owners, Live 9.1 introduces a brand new melodic step sequencer. Enter notes manually, or play them in, then edit each note in the sequence precisely – all via the hands-on interface of Push. Plus, you can now edit automation with step-by-step accuracy – maybe open up a filter for single notes, or add a splash of reverb to the last notes of a sequence. Learn more about this new sequencer in the tutorial videos below:
Finally, there are a couple of under the hood changes that we'd like to draw your attention to. Live 9.1 includes a new rendering algorithm for better quality audio when exporting from higher to lower sample rates - for instance, going from 96kHz to 44.1kHz. Also, rendering now uses multiple cores, which can result in much faster exports. Ultra high-quality rendering and faster renders – now in Live 9.1.
Please note that earlier versions of Live 9 will not automatically update to Live 9.1 - you will need to download it from your user account on ableton.com.