Ableton has announced the release a free update to its music production software for Windows and Mac.

Four months after the launch of a public beta, Ableton Live 11.1 adds native support for Apple computers running on the M1 Silicon chip.

The release also comes with a number of small 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.

Two new Max for Live utilities, Align Delay and Shaper MIDI are also added. 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.

Additional features include improvements to comping, updates to Clip handling, and more. Detailed information on the update can be found on the release notes page.

Live 11.1 is now available as a free download to owners of a Live 11 license.

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