Ableton Live has announced the release of a public beta of version 9.2 of its Live music production software for Windows and Mac.
Live 9.2 is coming soon. This free update brings a number of significant improvements and additions to both Live and Push and is available for download as a public beta version.
Changes in Live 9.2
Improved warping — Live 9.2 introduces several refinements to Live’s audio warping engine. The Complex and Complex Pro modes now feature punchier transients, even at extreme settings. Auto-Warp and downbeat detection has been improved to better recognize when audio has a fixed tempo (as is often the case with electronic music) and warp it accurately.
Latency compensation — Live 9.2 also introduces a number of latency-related improvements. Sets that contain Max for Live devices or third-party plug-ins now have lower latency. And automation is now fully latency compensated.
Tuner included — Along with further under-the-hood improvements, Live 9.2 also comes with a new Tuner device – sure to come in handy for guitarists or anyone else who uses hardware instruments.
64 pads for Push users — For users of Push, the Live 9.2 update introduces the ability to use all 64 pads to play drums and quickly flip back to 16 pads for step sequencing.
Further Push refinements — The Live 9.2 update also brings improved aftertouch implementation to Push’s pads and the addition of aftertouch to many of Live’s core library sounds. In addition, Push’s touchstrip can now be used for modulation wheel control as well for pitch bend.
The Live 9.2 public beta for Windows and Mac is now available for download. More details are available in the release notes.
Max for Cats has introduced OSCiLLOT, a modular synthesizer and effect system for Max for Live.
OSCiLLOT is a complete modular system for Ableton Live. The more than 100 modules – including oscillators, processors, filters, mixers, modulators, amplifiers, shapers, sequencers, utilities and more – comprise the basic building blocks of many electronic instruments and effects.
The good thing about working with a modular system is that it requires no programming knowledge to make your own patches; simply connect any output of any module to an input of any other module with a patchcord and you’re on your way. And while each module has a fairly narrow range of functions, patching together even just a few modules can quickly give rise to complex sounds.
OSCiLLOT is features
OSCiLLOT is a patchable, up to 6 voice polyphonic modular system, plus a monophonic Effect version. There are currently ~100 modules integrated.
OSCiLLOT allows you to patch a variety of synths, sequencers, effects, logic elements and a much more – let your imagination run wild in the modular jungle…
OSCiLLOT AFX is a monophonic Audio FX version.
OSCiLLOT MIDI Receive can be used to receive OSCiLLOT data on MIDI tracks, to play your Ableton instruments or VSTi’s/AU’s.
OSCiLLOT is available for purchase from Ableton for 79 EUR. Requires Live 9 Standard & Max for Live.
K-Devices has announced the release of Alter Echo and Holder, two new Max for Live devices.
Alter Echo is a powerful delay with exclusive parameters.
What and When step sequencers, innovative Texturize section, and the included Side-Chain Compressor let user shape the wet signal as never before.
Sound design by: Afro DJ Mac, Ivo Ivanov of Glitchmachines, Hyena, and Richard Devine.
The Alter Echo pack contains: 1 device, 71 presets, 5 audio effect racks, 10 live sets, >67Mb of exclusive samples.
Holder is a quality spectral freezer with exclusive advanced features.
Holder grabs short slices of sound, then transforms them in sustained tones, according to different reading modes, and advanced effects of exclusive dronizer panel. It creates beautiful drones, but i t may be even used as a reverb, as a live counterpoints producer, and to enrich grooves with rhythmbased madness.
Sound design by: Hyena, Ivo Ivanov of Glitchmachines. The Holder pack contains: 1 device, 62 presets, 42 Live clips, 1 Live set, >127Mb of exclusive samples.
Alter Echo is available for purchase from Ableton for 29 EUR/$39 USD; Holder is 19 EUR/$29 USD. A bundle of both devices is 39 EUR/$49 USD.
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