Ableton Live 11.1 Update Brings Apple M1 Support & More

Ableton has released Live 11.1, adding native support for Apple computers running on the M1 Silicon and more.

This release also comes with a variety of smaller improvements, including an updated Shifter device, which adds a new mode for real-time monophonic pitch shifting, as well as delay, an envelope section, an LFO and glide functionality.

The update also adds two new Max for Live utilities, Align Delay and Shaper MIDI. Align Delay allows artists to compensate for lag when sending signals throughout their system. Shaper MIDI generates modulation data that can bring more expression to MIDI performances.

Other updates include improvements to comping, updates to Clip handling, and more.

Pricing and Availability

Live 11.1 is now available as a free update for Live 11 users.

10 thoughts on “Ableton Live 11.1 Update Brings Apple M1 Support & More

  1. Max for live is great but its also like a candy shop. Its the wild west. When I use ableton, for some reason I want less options, their native tools are a perfect amount. The addition of a dedicated drum sequencer with ratcheting, offsets and the works (Pretty much whats in Logic Pro X) would be pretty mice to have right now. The piano roll is a workaround for drums in my opinion so if they are working to beef up their DAW, that would be the next best move. Drum sequencer with modulation options to manipulate the drum rack directly, sort of like P-locks to the macros and other parameters of the individual drums. Again, like Logic Pro X.

    -Not an Apple representative.

    1. I feel like if you own Ableton Live Suite and you aren’t using Max for Live, you are really missing out.

      Yes, it isn’t as well organized or presented as well as the rest of the interface but it’s there where you’ll find a lot of the tools you can use to tailor Live to your wishes.

      You don’t have to use it all, just find the devices you like and add them to your favorites.

      Another alternative would be to look elsewhere for the sequencer of your dreams. Reason actually has a bunch of really good sequencers that work well with Ableton now that Reason runs as a VST.

    1. Enlighten me, maybe I missed something? If you’re talking about a max for live device made by captain anonymous then im not really interested in going that route. I’ve dealt with some very funky devices that weren’t supported natively so I just avoid them altogether. Lots of great devices but I like limits and im mainly talking about a drum sequencer/ step sequencer, not really workarounds that lead to a comparable outcome. Logic Pro X crushed it with their step sequencer, only left because of the lack of modulation options. Landed on Bitwig which is a modulation powerhouse and all around fun to use with the operators/modulators and the grid. Both Bitwig and Ableton could use a dedicated drum/step sequencer. A piano roll is just not a real substitute.

        1. No one elaborates…. On a forum. Using the step sequencer on the push is like using it on the force, maschine or the new mpc’s. You don’t use it and if you do then you win the tedious workflow prize or just banging out four on the floor with no offsets. Use a deluge or that poly end sequencer then you’ll have a eureka moment. So funny how much everyone praises Ableton by only discussing third party or external tools. Ableton is a great DAW when you find all the parts to McGyver it to its full capabilities that weren’t on and won’t be on their roadmap.

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