Ableton has announced the upcoming release of Live 11. The latest version of the music creation and performance software was built to address a variety of music-making needs – whether recording, performing or experimenting.

Live 11 introduces comping, MPE support, and new devices built for experimentation. It also lets you do more on stage with live tempo following and Rack improvements, add the unexpected with chance tools, explore sound in new ways with a new range of Packs and more.

Changes in Ableton 11

  • Comping: Live organizes multiple passes of an audio or MIDI performance into individual takes. The best parts of these takes can then be stitched together for the desired final result.
  • Linked-track editing allows you to link two or more tracks to edit their content simultaneously.
  • MPE (MIDI Polyphonic Expression) support and Expression View to edit the pitch, slide and pressure envelopes of each note. Wavetable, Sampler and Arpeggiator are updated to support MPE.
  • New devices include Hybrid Reverb, Spectral Resonator, Spectral Time, Inspired by Nature in collaboration with Dillon Bastan, and PitchLoop89 in collaboration with Robert Henke.
  • Live Tempo Following automatically adjusts tempo based on incoming audio in real time.
  • Macro Snapshots offers fast way to create instant variations to sounds, or builds and drops during performance.
  • Racks can be configured to have between 1 and 16 Macros, Macro states can be randomized with the push of a button.
  • Note chance lets Live generate surprising variations to your patterns that change over time.
  • Velocity chance for subtle, humanized variations in the dynamics of your patterns.
  • Follow Actions can now be linked to the clip length, be set to jump to specific clips and be enabled and disabled globally. Scene Follow Actions make evolving arrangements possible.
  • New sounds include Voice Box, Mood Reel, Drone Lab, Upright Piano, Brass Quartet and String Quartet in collaboration with Spitfire Audio.
  • Other improvements include Refined clip editing, improved CPU metering, keys and scales, improved Clip Detail View, updated devices, updated Core Library, and updated Packs.

Ableton Live 11 will be available in early 2021.

A discount offer is running now until the release of Live 11. During the promotion, all Live 10 editions are 20% off. The purchase of any Live 10 edition automatically entitles customers to a free upgrade to its corresponding Live 11 edition upon release.

Ableton Live 11 will be available for purchase from Ableton and at local retailers. Download versions of Ableton Live 11 cost 79 EUR / $99 USD for Live Intro, 349 EUR / $449 USD for Live Standard and 599 EUR / $749 USD for Live Suite.

Existing Ableton Live owners should log into their accounts to check upgrade pricing.

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