Ableton has announced that they will be releasing Live 10 on February 6th, 2018. The tenth version of Live brings new devices, improved workflows, a redesigned library, ever-closer Push integration and more. Plus, Live 10 Suite features a fully-integrated Max for Live.
Wavetable is a new synthesizer built by Ableton. Designed to enable you to shape, stretch and morph sounds using wavetables derived from analog synths, and a range of other instruments and sounds. Start sculpting sounds right away—even without a deep knowledge of synthesis—or explore its rich palette and potential through an intuitive interface.
Echo brings together the sound of classic analog and digital hardware delays in a single device—your new go-to delay. Drive and shape sounds with its analog-modeled filters, turn up the noise and wobble for vintage imperfections, or add modulation and reverb to create diffuse soundscapes, wailing feedback and more.
Drum Buss is a workstation for drums, capable of adding subtle character or bending and breaking drums to your will. Add warmth and distortion with drive and crunch, take control of dynamics with compression and transient shaping, dial in and tune boom and control bass decay with the dedicated low-end section.
Pedal - With separate circuit-level models of overdrive, distortion and fuzz guitar pedals, Pedal has been designed to bring the character of analog stomp boxes to Live. The effect goes all the way from subtle to reckless. Try warming up vocals and other instruments, driving synth sounds or completely smashing drums. And of course, it sounds great with guitars.
Capture - Turn your most spontaneous ideas into music, without thinking about recording. Starting a song? Just arm a MIDI track and play. When an idea emerges, press Capture after you played it. Live will match your tempo and timing, and start your melody or groove in a perfect loop. You can also use Capture to progress your songs: add new parts or overdub MIDI into existing clips without breaking your flow—just press Capture after you’ve played it right.
Edit multiple MIDI clips - Create drums and bass, or chords and melody in tandem. Work with multiple MIDI clips across multiple tracks within a single view—in both Session and Arrangement. Designed so you can edit smarter and take better control of the musical relationships in your song.
Create and arrange more fluidly - The Arrangement View has been optimized for quick creative editing and more efficient song creation. Easily stretch a clip, slide its content or create audio fades with new clip interactions that work directly in the Arrangement. Automate with greater control using grid snapping and other improved breakpoint interactions.
Focus instantly on what you need to with quick keyboard shortcuts: toggle automation visibility for all tracks, zoom in and out of selections of your song, nudge clips, and even make audio edits like reversing samples.
Browser Collections - Keep your go-to devices, plug-ins and samples close at hand: create colour-coded collections and access them instantly in the browser.
Note chasing - Notes now trigger even if playback starts in the middle, so you don't need to start the clip from the beginning to hear a long pad, for example.
I/O Renaming - Instantly select the right routing by labelling Live’s inputs and outputs to match the instruments and hardware in your studio.
Mixing improvements - With its improved gain range you can more effectively use Utility for volume automation, keeping the mixer free. The Bass Mono feature in Utility and EQ Eight's extended 10Hz low-frequency range give you more precise bass control. Split Stereo in the mixer now allows for flexible placement of individual channels in the stereo space.
Create groups within groups - Mix with greater flexibility—process individual group elements, a subgroup or an entire bus. And manage Sets more easily; even with lots of tracks and a detailed arrangement, you can use multiple levels of groups to quickly fold tracks together for a simple overview.
Refined look and feel - Live’s interface has been updated to be cleaner and clearer with sharper graphics and refined colours. And a range of optimized themes improves visibility in all environments.
Do Even More From Push
Live 10 brings new functionality and new high-res visualisations to Push. Now you’ll spend even less time with the computer—whether you’re composing ideas, editing MIDI or shaping and mixing sounds.
A new range of sound packs captures the musical threads that tie together evolving styles and scenes. Each Pack is a curated selection of instruments, clips and samples that share a common sonic theme. They’re ready to create with as they are, and are also set up with Macros for shaping into something completely new.
Max For Live
Max technology is now fully integrated into Live 10 Suite with no additional download or set up now required to create with and customize Max For Live devices. They just work. Plus new devices and capabilities bring more possibilities for musicians and device developers.
Some of Max for Live’s most popular devices have had major upgrades. Drum Synths have been reworked with a complete sound upgrade and a broader sweet spot. Plus the new LFO and other control devices let you modulate up to eight parameters from a single device.
Max for Live devices can now send and receive SysEx, allowing deeper access to synthesizers—including full preset backup dumps, parameter control and more. Max for Live can also create custom control surfaces for custom hardware integration.
New audio routing capabilities in Max For Live mean mixing for performances, installations and theatres using multi-channel speaker setups is now possible with the included Surround Panner device.
Currently, you can save 20% on Live 9 and upgrades before February 6th 2018, and get a free upgrade to Live 10 on release day.