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.

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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

MIDI Link Sync Lets You Sync MIDI Apps & Hardware Via Ableton Link

midi-link-syncCoding Cod has released MIDI Link Sync – a free iOS app that lets you use your MIDI only apps and hardware with Ableton Link.

Here’s what they have to say about it:

In the future we imagine most apps will support Ableton Link natively, but there’ll still be plenty of MIDI hardware that doesn’t.

Bridging MIDI and Link will never take the place of native support, but it in some setups it can work surprisingly well.

Either way we hope MIDI Link Sync provides a fun, interesting and (sometimes?!) useful tool.

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IRCAM Intros IRCAMAX – 12 Devices For Max For Live

ircamax-max-for-liveFrench electronic music center IRCAM (Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique) has intrroduced IRCAMAX 2, their second collection of Max For Live devices.

Audio effects, instruments and a MIDI effect make up this collection of tools for advanced audio processing, sound design and creative experimentation.

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Mellisonic Intros Polyphylla Additive Synth For Max For Live

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Developer Mei-Fang let us know about Polyphylla. a new Max for Live eight-voice additive synthesizer.

Polyphylla uses mathematical models, based on shapes and phenomena in nature, to create sounds that change organically over time.

At the heart of the synth is a flexible 120-partial additive oscillator coupled to an analogue-style noise generator, each with its own multimode filter. The oscillator offers three methods by which to generate and edit a base harmonic spectrum: simple analogue waveform emulation, knob-driven stochastic microtuning, and detailed graphical control of 32 partial groups. The noise generator, meanwhile, can be overdriven for extra grit. Continue reading

Novation Launches Contest For Launch Owners

Novation-Launch-RangeNovation has announced a contest for owners of their Launch- products, with a first prize of all-expenses paid trip to Berlin. The prize-winner’s trip comes bundled with a week-long course in Ableton Live and a club performance at the end of the trip.

One hundred runners-up will win a ProducerTech course (no travel required), and all contest entrants will receive a Loopmasters sample pack and an Ableton Live performance tutorial video.
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