Earlier this month, we told you about a pending upgrade to Ableton Live , and this morning Ableton made it official, with the release of a “public beta” update to Ableton Live 9, which brings dual monitor support, and a new melodic step sequencer, among other improvements:
- Live 9.1 introduces support for two windows, including the option to place the windows on different monitors.
- For Push owners, Live 9.1 introduces a brand new melodic step sequencer.
- Improved rendering: If you’re working at a high sample rate (such as 96 kHz), you can now downsample to lower sample rates (such as 44.1 kHz) with no loss in quality. Also, rendering now uses multiple cores, which can result in much faster exports.
And though it may not be an improvement that every Ableton Live user will make use of, at Synthtopia we are geeking out at the thought of using the Push to play in Phrygian or Lydian (or Dorian or what-have-you) mode. (Former music theory students, unite!)
Pricing and Availability.
The Live 9.1 update is available in public beta and is free for owners of Ableton Live 9. More information available at this link.