Ableton Announces Live 9

Loads of new features   26-Oct-12

Ableton has announced Live 9. You'll find the details and a bunch of new videos like the one above on their webpage, but here's their main list of what's new:
  • Record automation into clips. Edit automation with curves. Session View automation lets you capture your performance or add movement to your loops. Use curves to make automation more musical.
  • Find sounds fast. With Live's new browser, spend less time finding sounds and more time making music.
  • Play new sounds. Live's library includes new Instrument Racks and sounds to get you going fast.
  • Reclaim the music in your samples.... Live 9's new tools for converting audio to MIDI give you unprecedented flexibility to extract musical ideas from your samples and build upon them.
  • ...or sing the music in your head. Sketch out ideas quickly by singing (or beatboxing) into Live and converting your recording to MIDI.
  • Edit the details. Powerful MIDI note manipulation tools and an improved editing workflow help you create new musical ideas fast.
  • Max for Live is now included in Suite. Expand and extend your musical possibilities with Max for Live.
  • Get your sound right. The new analog-modeled Glue Compressor and redesigned studio effects help you get a better sound in less time.
Pricing and Availability:
Ableton Live 9 will be available in the first quarter of 2013.
Live 9 Intro: EUR 79
Live 9 Standard: EUR 349
Live 9 Suite: EUR 599
More information:
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Dan    Said...

This is an underwhelming release. Why now multi screen support ?.

Why - Like Logic and others - no ability to edit/view more than one clip at the same time ?

26-Oct-12 08:40 AM

Sam Mallery    Said...

Cool idea about beat boxing and hummimg melodies into the MIDI editor. Hadn't heard anyone suggest that yet.

26-Oct-12 09:18 AM

Lagrange Audio    Said...

I am bit disappointed about the lack of dual monitor support. But the Audio - Midi, Max4Live (in suite), clip automation and all the packs included makes for a compelling package especially if you are a Live 8 (standard) owner. For little money you can upgrade to Suite now and get Live 9 Suite for free when its released. That's what I have just done and I am pretty happy with that. That sucks for existing Suite owners so I hope they look after those guys.

26-Oct-12 12:13 PM

Lagrange Audio    Said...

Also noted the congratulatory tweet from Bitwig too ;)

26-Oct-12 12:16 PM

montychristo86    Said...

I know it doesn't have some features of some of the other DAWs, but Live is anything but a traditional DAW. The fact that it converts Audio to MIDI right out the box is a game changer. Plus, Push is a godsend when it comes to controlling Live.

I would say this release is underwhelming at all. Live has always been simple and intuitive, and that is what this release expands on. In fact, if you buy Suite 9, that by itself could replace your entire plugin collection!

26-Oct-12 01:46 PM

CR78    Said...


Live can have multiscreen support; Max device.

Look into it. ;)

26-Oct-12 02:21 PM

Velocipede    Said...

Audio to midi looks nice if it is as well implemented as most Live features. Still no multi-channel audio support?

26-Oct-12 05:17 PM

Adam    Said...

This looks more like Live 8.5. We really want new toys, not just fixing the last version. After such a long wait I am disappointed. What about all those smart requests for improvements from the forums. I also just bought MAX for live this summer. Hope Max users get a break on the upgrade.

P.S. Is the new website supposed to be a joke?

26-Oct-12 10:38 PM

loneraver    Said...

Where is the 64 bit version? Can this version finally do SYSEX dumps?

27-Oct-12 12:46 PM

Benedict    Said...

Whats the hulabaloo about multi-screen support? I've been using Ableton with multiple screens for years, one for the Live window and one for plug-in GUIs. Dur

27-Oct-12 05:04 PM

Lagrange Audio    Said...

@Benedict, agreed we can put plugins on multiple screens. What we are talking about here is putting Session and Arrangement views on two separate monitors which is not possible currently.

28-Oct-12 08:55 PM

Lagrange Audio    Said...

@Benedict, agreed we can put plugins on multiple screens. What we are talking about here is putting Session and Arrangement views on two separate monitors which is not possible currently.

28-Oct-12 08:57 PM

rezazel    Said...

and seems to work on Win XP ... GREAT!

30-Oct-12 06:26 AM

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