Ableton Live 9 announced!

… or the news I have been anxiously waiting for months. I’m using Live as my only sequencer since its inception for more than a decade now.

What’s new in a nutshell:

  • 3 editions (Intro, Standard, Suite – incl Max for Live)
  • Revamped browser
  • Record automation into clips (even with curves)
  • New sound packs & instrument racks (50GB for the Suite)
  • New and revamped plug-ins (also for Max for Live)
  • Convert audio to MIDI (e.g. sing and record a melody convert it to MIDI and assign the clip to a synth…)
  • Powerful MIDI manipulation tools

Get yourself excited here: and more over the ultra-cool must-have hardware controller Ableton Push: I am eager to give it a try as soon as I get my hands on it!

What am I missing from the announcement and will hopefully be included, too:

  • better graphical overview of recorded automations in a single track
  • tools for multi-track comping (e.g. vocals)
  • multi-user or multiple devices support (LAN or WAN-based)
  • multi-monitor support (arranger and session view)
  • layered sound editing
  • integrated Melodyne pitch correction

And one rather visionary wish:

  • fully compatible to run on vSphere as a standalone software product with its own micro OS


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