Ableton offered a sneak peak at an upcoming update to Live 9 at an event held with Kompakt Records in Berlin. Ableton offered a preview of Live 9.1 – a free update that promises dual-monitor support and other frequently requested features.
New in Ableton Live 9.1:
- Dual-monitor support – view Arrangement and Session views on different screens.
- New integration with Push – this will include step sequencing of melodies (not just drums), and step sequencing of automation
- Improved rendering when downsampling on export, which, depending on your workflow, may result in better final audio quality.
Ableton has not made an official announcement for Live 9.1, so details on the upgrade are to come, along with timing for the release
The Noisy Bar Violin is AfroDJMac’s 88th Free Ableton Live Pack. It is an instrument created with a sample of a violin, recorded in a noisy bar.
Free Download @ http://bit.ly/freesynth88
Here’s a sneak peek at the new TouchAble 2, details below:
touchAble – THE Ableton live controller app for iPad – available worldwide exclusively through the iTunes App Store: http://www.itunes.com/app/touchable
touchAble 2 will be a free update for all touchAble users
touchAble 2 introduces:
- Complete rebuild of the app
- New and faster Engine
- New Graphic interface
- New server
- New Template editor module : build your own controllers pages
- New Midi editor/ step sequencer
- New Isomorphic keyboard
- New Step Sequencer with Chord & Drum modes
- New Browser lets access to your library
- Complete rebuild of XY pad module
- Hundreds of new features, change and improvements
Full compatibility with Live 8 and Live 9, Intro, Standard & Suite.
touchAble provides a powerful, intuitive and reliable multitouch control solution for professional use.
touchAble includes templates for lives plugins and is fully compatible with vsts, audiounits and instruments.
touchAble is supported by many professional musicians, performers, djs and composers around the world, who use touchAble on stage or in studio.
Track by Le K http://www.le-k.org
Tiesto – Take Me (kktp Remix) – with NI Maschine Mikro Mk2 and Ableton Live 9
Minimal System Instruments has released Glue Compressor: Drum Mixing, a collection of 42 presets for the Glue compressor in Ableton Live 9.
Glue Compressor: Drum Mixing is the first pack Minimal System have produced for Ableton Live 9, more specifically the fantastic new Glue Compressor. This plugin is designed to, as the name suggests “glue” your buss or master mixes together to create a more uniform sound much like the famous SSL Buss Compressor.
This new preset pack is designed for use on drum busses only and includes 42 presets crafted by our in house mixing and mastering expert. Covering all aspects of drum mixing this pack provides everything needed to get your drums sounding polished.
The presets pack costs £4.99 GBP.
Just a quick little demo to show the Mother of ALL Sequencers controlling four virtual instruments in Abelton Live 8. The plugins where: Arturia MiniV, Artutia ModularV, 2 instances of Alchemy and drum Impulse
While sequencers are machines to control synthesizers, Octopus stands out for a broad user base as a musical instrument. The merit lies in the directness, intuitiveness and creativity that gets unleashed by interacting with Octopus.
User experience and musical creation are the centerpieces of the Octopus design: a no-compromise machine built from metal, wood, and modern real-time software technology. The thorougly structured user interface, its stunning looks, the materials and our care going into hand-assembling every unit make each Octopus a unique piece to stand the test of time.
Octopus’ tactile and visual feedback is a physical experience so typical for traditional musical instruments. Music is being felt, heard and played with Octopus. And the numbers behind it all.. no display? Well, do you really care? Yes, computers love them. We love light, color, and most of all music!
The family of Octopi has three members which differ in the enclosure they come in: Octopus New Classic for the piano lacquered wood look, comes with white painted panels and a red-green-yellow LED matrix. Octopus Lion Head carries on the nature wood look legacy that our original (and now discontinued) model has set, and which many users still long for. And finally Octopus The Shell- thisone you will never have to leave again! Built in an industrial strength road case, it features black anodized panels, and sparkles with red-green-yellow LEDs.
Equipment used in this video:
Ableton Live 9, NI Maschine Mikro Mk2, Elektron Analog Four
Here is a simple yet deep Vocal Effect Rack for Ableton Live 9. It has many common effects and some tools to help fight feedback.
AfroDJMac uses a variation of this exact rack for my live performances. It’s a lot of fun and can add a lot of excitement to your performances.
Free Download: http://bit.ly/freesynth85
Visit his site for more stuff like this, including Live Instrument downloads, tutorials and music! http://www.afrodjmac.com
Sonic Faction today announced Pathogen, a free wavetable instrument for Ableton Live.
Based on the classic oscillator of the The Sickness (which itself was originally sampled from the Virus TI), Pathogen has, according to Sonic Faction, “the DNA of a truly infectious synth.”
The instrument has three multi-sampled oscillators: Sawtooth, Pulse and Spectral Wave. The wavetable features 64 timbres ranging from “haunting” glass, bells, and mallets, to synthetic textures, “blurps” and bleeps.
Here’s a quick guide to Ableton Live 9 in 9 minutes.
“There are dozens of videos out there that explain the new features, but I didn’t manage to find one that covers everything in the shortest amount of time possible (including mine!) – so I made one. I hope you like it.”