Ableton Live 10 Announced, check out the new features
Ableton live 10 has been announced and there are new effects, a new synth and several workflow enhancements too.
Live 9 dates back to 2013 and ever since it has been getting regular revision updates, some being simply good housekeeping whilst others have certainly ensured Ableton has kept pace with other DAWs.
Ableton Live 10 includes a new synth called Wavetable, 3 new effects in total and a lot of emphasis seems to be on faster library management and redesigned sound libraries.
Push 2 owners may be the most excited about Live 10 though, as this seems to also be an area where a lot of work has been done to ensure their Pad device competes with the likes of NI’s latest Maschine controller. Notably the new step-sequencing layout now displays notes on the top of the screen.
Here’s a summary from Ableton of what’s new…
New synth and effects
- The new Wavetable synth in Ableton Live 10 uses wavetables derived from analog synths and various other instruments and sounds. You can shape, stretch and morph sounds intuitively without much knowledge of synthesis.
- Echo combines analog and digital sounds into a single device.
- Drum Buss is a one-stop drum workstation capable of adding subtle character or bending and breaking drums to your will.
- Pedal features separate circuit-level models of overdrive, distortion and fuzz guitar pedals, Pedal brings the character of analog stomp boxes to Live.
- DAW updates always promise faster workflow. Ableton Live 10 have a list of ways they’ve improved theirs…
- Multiple MIDI clip editing shows the content of two or more clips in one view for better control of the musical relationships in a song.
- Arrangement View improvements such as nudging, time stretching, one-key zooming and drag-and- drop track duplication make editing faster and easier.
- Browser Collections provide at-a- glance access to favourite or most-used musical elements.
- Groups within groups improves Set organization even with lots of tracks and a detailed arrangement—multiple racks and groups can be folded together for a simple overview.
- Note chasing triggers MIDI notes even if playback starts in the middle—the note doesn’t need to be started from the beginning to hear pads or other sustained notes.
- I/O Renaming lets producers easily select the right routing by labelling Live’s inputs and outputs to match the instruments and hardware in the studio.
Other notable enhancement to Ableton Live 10 include improved mixing with better gain range, extended low frequency slopes on EQ Eight and a Split Stereo Pan feature that provides more detailed control when mixing and a new Bass Mono feature in Utility.
A new sound library is also included and there are 4 new sound packs with synths, electric key and drums.
Max for Live will be integrated with Live 10, great news for those who want to build their own instruments and not surprising since Ableton acquired the company earlier this year.
Ableton Live 10 will only be available in 2018 – visit their website for more.
Watch the promotional video here