Ableton releases Live 9.2 as public beta

Free update introduces latency compensated automation, improved warping, 64 drum pads for Push and more

Berlin, Germany, February 24, 2015


Ableton is pleased to announce that the upcoming Live 9.2 update is now available as a public beta. This update improves and expands on several key functions of Live software, as well as adding new capabilities to the Push hardware instrument.

Live 9.2 introduces several refinements and improvements to Live’s audio warping engine. The Complex and Complex Pro modes now feature punchier transients, even at extreme settings. Auto-Warp and downbeat detection have both been upgraded to better recognize fixed-tempo audio and warp it accurately – highly useful when working with electronic music.

Live 9.2 also introduces a number of latency-related improvements. Sets that contain Max for Live devices or third-party plug-ins now have lower latency. And automation is now fully latency compensated. Along with further under-the-hood improvements, Live 9.2 also comes with a new Tuner device – sure to come in handy (not only) for guitarists or anyone else who uses hardware instruments.

For Ableton’s Push hardware instrument, the update to Live 9.2 brings the ability to use all 64 pads to play drums and quickly flip back to 16 pads for step sequencing. In addition, the touchstrip can now be used for modulation wheel control as well as for pitch bend. The update also brings improved aftertouch response to Push’s pads and the addition of aftertouch to many of Live’s core library sounds.

Watch finger-drummer extraordinaire Mad Zach demonstrate the creative possibilities of using 64 pads in this Push performance video.

Live 9.2 will be free for all owners of Live 9 and is available immediately for download as a public beta. All the details of what’s new in Live 9.2 are available in the release notes.

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Live 9.2 on Youtube: Mad Zach on Push

About Ableton

Ableton makes Live - a unique music creation and performance software - and Push, a hardware instrument for playing and composing with Live. Ableton was founded in 1999 and released the first version of Live in 2001. Since then, the company has received outstanding press, numerous awards and attracted a worldwide community of dedicated musicians, composers and DJs. The company headquarters are in Berlin, with an additional office in Los Angeles. Ableton is run by its original founders and currently has about 180 employees.

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Ableton Public Relations
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10119 Berlin