All new features and updates in Live 11

To see highlights of the release in more detail, visit the Live 11 page

Comping

Comping

Live organizes multiple passes of an audio or MIDI performance into individual takes. Combine the best of many takes or find creative new combinations.

Linked-track editing

Link two or more audio or MIDI tracks to edit or comp their content simultaneously.

MPE

MPE compatibility

Add bends, slides and pressure for each individual note in a chord. Add subtle expression variations, morph between chords and create evolving sonic textures.

Expression View

Add and edit pitch, timbre and pressure variations of individual notes directly in a new tab in the Clip Detail View.

MPE-capable native devices

Wavetable, Sampler and Arpeggiator now support MPE. Use Push’s pad pressure to control parameters per note.

New devices

Hybrid Reverb

Combines convolution and algorithmic reverbs, making it possible to create any space, from accurate real-life environments to those that defy physical reality.

Spectral Resonator

Breaks the spectrum of an incoming audio signal into partials, then stretches, shifts and blurs the result by a frequency or a note in subtle or radical ways. Play it like an instrument with MIDI.

Spectral Time

Transforms sound into partials and feeds them into a frequency-based delay, resulting in metallic echoes, frequency-shifted and reverb-like effects. The Freeze function captures and holds audio.

Inspired by Nature

Six playful instruments and effects that use natural and physical processes as their inspiration. Created in collaboration with Dillon Bastan.

PitchLoop89

Based on an early digital effects processor, this device creates jittery glitch effects, delayed digital shimmers and outlandish vibrato to add character to sounds in the studio or onstage. Created in collaboration with Robert Henke.

Updated devices

Redux

Redux adds a wider range of sounds from vintage digital gear including harsh distortion, digital and aliasing artifacts, as well as warm and saturated 8-bit textures.

Phaser-Flanger

Phaser and Flanger have been combined and now feature a new, lusher sound with increased frequency and modulation ranges, expressive improvements on existing modes, and a new Doubler mode for short modulatable delay.

Chorus-Ensemble

The updated version of Chorus now has a wider range of sound shaping capabilities – add vibrato, spread the left and right channels of the signal across the stereo field, and add thick 3-delay line chorus.

Rack improvements

Macro Snapshots

Store the state of Macros for later recall – this is a fast way to create instant variations to sounds, or builds and drops during a performance.

Variable Macros

Set your Racks up to have between 1 and 16 Macros.

Randomized Macro values

Randomize the state of your Macros or map the randomization button to MIDI.

Live tempo following

Tempo following

Live listens to and adjusts its tempo based on incoming audio in real time, making it a dynamic part of the band instead of the tempo source that everyone has to follow.

Chance tools

Note chance

Set the probability that a note or drum hit will occur and let Live generate surprising variations to your patterns that change over time.

Velocity chance

Define ranges for velocity probability for subtle, humanized variations in the dynamics of your patterns.

Follow Actions

Live 11 adds Scene Follow Actions for evolving arrangements. Follow Actions can now jump to specific clips and enable and disable Follow Actions globally.

New Sounds

Voice Box

A comprehensive collection of contemporary vocal samples from multiple voices, a set of playable vocal instruments, and Effect Racks designed for vocal processing.

Mood Reel

Evocative layered instruments that combine organic and synthetic sounds with textural elements to add mood, space and movement to productions.

Drone Lab

Sustained tonal and textural samples, generative noise, multisampled instruments, plus devices and Effect Racks designed for experimentation.

Upright Piano

Upright Piano is close-recorded for an intimate feel – a classic sound that is at home in many styles of music. Created in collaboration with Spitfire Audio.

Brass Quartet

This instrument highlights the natural breathiness, range of expression and broad tonality of the brass quartet. Created in collaboration with Spitfire Audio.

String Quartet

This combination of two violins, viola and cello has a sound that is immediately intimate, and is also a great starting point for sonic exploration. Created in collaboration with Spitfire Audio.

Updated Sounds

Updates to AAS instrument interfaces

The user interfaces of all instruments made in collaboration with Applied Acoustic Systems have been updated.

Updated Core Library

Live’s Core Library is expanded with a focus on contemporary music production, including new drum kits, Instrument Racks, Audio Effect Racks, Grooves and loops. Plus, improved browsing makes sounds easier to find.

Updated Packs

Drum Booth features a new MIDI drum library and mix-ready presets. Grand Piano and Electric Keyboards now come with MIDI chords, licks and basslines, and MIDI drum grooves and instrumental parts have been added to Chop and Swing, Skitter and Step, Drive and Glow and more.

More Additions

Refined clip editing

Edit loops of multiple clips simultaneously, focus on a single clip in context and easily transpose entire arrangements from one piano roll.

Improved Clip Detail View

New tabs for Note Parameters, Follow Actions, Envelopes and MPE provide a clearer overview of and access to parameters and properties of a Clip.

Improved CPU metering

An updated master display can now show current and average CPU usage, plus per-track CPU meters show which tracks in a set use the most processing power.

Keys and scales

Use scales directly in Live’s MIDI editor as a guide or reference – this is linked to Push, and can be changed per clip.

Changes to Push

Visualizations for new devices

See visualizations of key parameters in Hybrid Reverb, Spectral Resonator and Spectral Time on Push’s color display and control them directly from the hardware.

Key and Scale sync

The Key and Scale feature in Live 11 is linked to Push and can be changed per clip.

Polyphonic aftertouch support

Apply different levels of aftertouch to individual notes when using Wavetable, Sampler, Arpeggiator and supported VSTs for more nuanced and dynamic performances on Push.

See up to 16 Macros

In Live 11, access Macros 9-16 from a second page after the Rack page with Macros 1-8. The second page appears automatically once you map more than eight Macros.

Need more details? Check out the Release Notes

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