Ableton Live 9.6 Brings Link Integration With iOS

ableton-link-liveAbleton today released Live 9.6, adding support for Ableton Link – a way to wirelessly sync multiple devices, including computers running Live, iOS devices running compatible applications and even hardware.

Here’s the official video intro: Continue reading

DP 9 Gets New Plug-Ins, Improved Performance

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At the 2016 Winter NAMM Show, MOTU was demonstrating updates to Digital Performer 9 that they say make its faster and more efficient and also introduce new plug-ins.

“The next few updates of Digital Performer are all about squeezing every last CPU-cycle and sample buffer out of today’s incredibly fast computers,” says MOTU’s Jim Cooper. “DP users will enjoy state-of-the-art CPU efficiency and low-latency performance, regardless of the Mac or PC system they use, making the flexibility of a host-based workflow increasingly more powerful and compelling.”

Here’s what they have to say about DP 9.02: Continue reading

Apple Intros Music Memos For iOS, Like ‘Voice Memos For Music’

apple-music-memosApple today introduced Music Memos, a free app for iOS that lets you quickly capture, organize and develop musical ideas on your iPhone or iPad.

Musicians and songwriters around the world have used the Voice Memos app on their iPhone to record ideas. The new Music Memos app is inspired by Voice Memos and takes the functionality even further, by adding musician-friendly features designed specifically for songwriting and developing musical ideas.

With Music Memos, you can record any musical instrument through the iPhone’s built-in microphone in a high-quality, uncompressed format, then name, tag and rate it to start building a library of your ideas. Continue reading

Apple GarageBand For iOS Update Moves It Into Ableton Live Territory

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Apple today announced a major update to GarageBand for iOS that introduces multiple new features, including Live Loops, automation curves, 32 simultaneous track recording, Audio Unit support and polyphonic aftertouch.

Live Loops seems to take some inspiration from Ableton Live’s Session View – bringing grid-based loop sequencing to GarageBand: Continue reading