Ableton Live 10 has new synths, effects and a host of intuitive features
The much-anticipated launch of Ableton Live 10 brings a suite of intuitive features alongside impressive new visual elements.
Ableton has updated a host of appearance settings, allowing users to tailor the workspace themes and colours. The new colour schemes make smaller parameters more visible on larger screens, a much-needed update to the interface.
Live 10 also brings higher draw-rate, giving you a much cleaner visual experience with quicker response times.
Groups can now be stacked within other groups and users can show and hide automation, along with the ability to rename your MIDI and Audio inputs and outputs – you’re able to keep your projects in a much more orderly fashion. Ableton has brought some other essential updates to the arrangement view, giving users the ability to edit audio clips directly in the timeline and edit multiple MIDI clips at once.
Have you ever been playing along to your track, realized the record button had not been pressed, then struggle to recreate the original idea?
Well in Ableton Live 10 the new “Capture Mode” allows you to recall the last sequence played on your MIDI controller, without even hitting record!
We’re only scraping the surface of the new features…
Ableton Live 10 introduces a bundle of fantastic new devices, most notably, Wavetable which is their answer to the current trend in wavetable synthesis. It’s capable of creating incredibly rich textures and offers a unique visual approach to sound design.
Ableton’s new Echo device, is an homage to the “space-echo” style delay devices of the past, most known for the Dub sound but not limited to that. It offers a large palette and has various character settings to get a unique sound every time.
Drum Buss is a new device designed for getting the most out of your drums. It incorporates compression, saturation, equalization and transient control, in a very easy-to-use format. Perfect for adding beef to acoustic drums or an element of realism to programmed electronic drums.
For the guitarists – Ableton has introduced a new device, Pedal, a stomp-box emulation designed to emulate your favourite Overdrive, Distortion and Fuzz pedals. It has a three-band EQ, with extra sub control for adding some extra low-end to your guitar or bass sound.
Live 10’s new and improved browser improves workflow by giving the user the ability to show/hide elements and create groups of favourite or frequently-used devices and sounds.
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