Cycling ’74 has released Max 6.1, an update that 64-bit support, Ableton Live 9 compatibility and more.
Here are the highlights:
- 64-bit Application
- Use more than 4GB RAM
- Use high precision 64bit numbers in Max messages
- Load 64bit Audio Unit and VST plugins
- Live 9 Support
- New devices
- New Live API features
- Performance and stability improvements
- New Gen Features
- Integrated operator reference
- New operators and expression features
- (Beta) Export Gen code to C++ (gen~) or GLSL (jit.gl.pix)
- Performance Improvements
- Faster application launch
- Faster patcher load time
- General optimizations
Here’s Cycling’s summary on the new features in Max 6.1.0: Continue reading
Music educator Will Kuhn has been working with Ableton Live 9 and has decided that ‘Ableton still owns the future”. He writes:
Live 9 strikes me as an iteration of an already great product, but I think the message from Ableton AG is clear: Live is here to stay, and is the ultimate standard in electronic music making. ”Everything you need to make great music can come from us.” In a way, Live 9 completes the story, and sets the standard for the next generation of music software.
See Kuhn’s site for his full take on Live 9.
In addition to Live 9, though, Ableton also has opened up orders for its new Push controller. Continue reading
Ableton Live 9 is now available, for Mac & Windows. In addition, Ableton Push is now available for pre-order.
Updates in Ableton Live 9 include:
- Session automation
- New browser
- New sounds
- New studio effects
- You can now extract musical information from samples
- Improved editing tools
- Max for Live is now included in Live Suite.
Here’s an overview of what’s new in Live 9: Continue reading
This video, via modul8tor, is a quick unboxing and review of the new Ableton Push controller for Live 9. Continue reading
Ableton has announced the release date for Live 9 and Push – March 5th:
We are excited to announce that Ableton Live 9 will be out on March 5th. Push, our first hardware instrument, can also be pre-ordered on March 5th and will be available soon at a retailer near you.
The eagerly-awaited Live 9 introduces new dimensions of creative possibilities with Session View automation, inspiring Audio to MIDI tools, curved automation envelopes, new and improved studio effects, an enhanced browser, and much more.
Here’s what’s new in Ableton Live 9:
In this video, Ableton Live guru Tom Cosm takes a look at the new core features of the upcoming Ableton Live 9, focusing on ways to use them creatively. Continue reading