The Ableton 9.5 Upgrade Walkthrough
This is kind of a big deal. Although Ableton hasn’t yet made the jump to Version 10, 9.5 has some game changing features.
Although I won’t be going into how incredible Push 2 is yet (and it IS really impressive), let’s take a quick look at what Live has added in this upgrade:
Simpler gets a major upgrade (which also affects what Drum Racks is capable of)
Now looped samples will stay the same length when played across a keyboard
There are 3 modes: Classic, One shot, Sliced
Incredible Filters modelled after classic synths (OSCar, MS-20, Moog Prodigy etc)
These have been added to Auto Filter, Simpler, Sampler & Operator
Improved Waveforms giving much more detail
Volume Meters now show Peak & RMS level
Better color coding. Tracks now get a color assigned to them & by default, & clips added or recorded to the track will stick with that color scheme. Simple but helpful.
Link: Although not yet released, this technology allows users on different laptops or tablets to sync all their separate software together. What is cool is there is no master unit. Anyone can change or adjust in realtime, creating a previously unheard of flexibility.
New Max for Live instruments: Live 9.5 has also introduced 3 new M4L instruments. Bass, Poli & Multi
Happy music making!