Live 9.1 update includes dual monitor support, Push melodic step sequencer, improved audio rendering and more - public beta now open for Live 9 users
Berlin, Germany, September 17, 2013
Ableton is pleased to announce the start of public beta testing of Live 9.1 - the latest version of the company's flagship music software. This update will be free to all users of Live 9 and provides several inspiring new features and improvements.
With the 9.1 update Live users gain the ability to open two windows simultaneously on one or two monitors. This allows Arrangement and Session Views to be open side by side, or for Live's sample display or MIDI note editor to be viewed in a separate window. This much-requested feature makes Live's interface even easier to use and promises to be a workflow booster for many music-making scenarios.
For users of Push the Live 9.1 update introduces a newly-developed melodic step sequencer. Using Push's pads, notes may now be entered manually or played by hand in real time. In addition, all of Live's automatable parameters can now be step-sequenced and edited directly from Push's encoders.
Additionally, 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. The update also brings a host of minor tweaks, bug fixes and improvements.
Ableton invites all registered users of Live 9 Suite, Standard and Intro to take part in the public beta testing of Live version 9.1. The beta software update is available for immediate download at: www.ableton.com/beta/
Ableton makes Ableton Live, a unique product for writing, recording and performing music with a computer. Since the company started in 1999, Ableton has attracted an extensive and highly committed community of musicians, composers and DJs worldwide. The company has received outstanding press, awards and customer feedback since the unveiling of Live in October 2001. The company headquarters are located in Berlin, and there is an additional office in New York City. Ableton currently has about 160 employees.
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