Ableton has launched a new update for its Live 9 music production software.

Live 9.7 features new slicing functions powered by Simpler. The update also includes an updated manual, lessons and info text translations, and various improvements and fixes.

Packed with improvements for Push, Live 9.7 is here. New sampling features and workflows mean making beats is better than ever, and even more is possible without taking your hands off Push.

The latest free update for Live 9 users brings more sample slicing options, a new drum layout and on-screen display improvements to the hardware. Plus you can now route audio or MIDI right from the unit, alongside other features.

Changes in Live 9.7

  • More slicing features — Chop samples by beat divisions or regions as well as by transients or manually. More versatile slicing means more rhythmic possibilities.
  • 16 Velocities — Build dynamic beats fast – Push’s new drum layout comes with 16 set velocity levels for playing and programming patterns.
  • Hands-on audio and MIDI routing — Select and record audio and MIDI ins and outs directly from Push. Sample your external gear, assign MIDI to and from different sources and more, without disrupting your flow.
  • Visual feedback for better recording and performance — Make your performance easier by coloring the pads, tracks and clips using Push. And get your recordings tight using new visual displays of clip phase and count-in.
  • Play more musically — Pad sensitivity adapts to what you play – whether it’s drums or sustained chords.

Live 9.7 is a free update for all owners of Live 9 Lite, Intro, Standard and Suite. Check the release notes for details on additional improvements and bug fixes in Live 9.7.

More information: Ableton