Ableton proudly announced the start of public beta testing of Live 9.1 – the newest version of their flagship music software. The new update – which provides several inspiring new features and improvements – will be free to all users of Live 9.
The 9.1 update allows Live users the ability to open two windows simultaneously on one or two monitors – which allows Session Views and Arrangement to be open side by side, or for Live’s MIDI note editor or sample display to be viewed in a separate window. This commonly 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 feature a newly-developed melodic step sequencer. Using Push’s pads, notes can 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 here.