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Live 9
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The upgrade to version 9 greatly expands the creative possibilities of Ableton’s popular Live software.
The most important new features at a glance:

 

  • Session automation: In Session View, automation can now be  recorded in real time directly within clips. Automation can move  together with clips between Arrangement and Session View.
  • Find sounds fast: Live’s new browser puts all instruments, effects, samples, and plug-ins  in one easy-to-navigate view. Drag and drop folders from anywhere on  your computer, search as you type and navigate from the keyboard to find  everything quickly.
  • Discover new sounds: Live comes with a large selection  (3,500 in the Suite edition) of production-ready sounds, which were  carefully crafted with the help of over 40 artists, sound designers and  engineers. All sounds feature Macro controls for fast access to their most meaningful, musical parameters.
  • Get your sound right: Live’s studio effects have all been reworked for even better sound and  usability. The Glue Compressor is a new effect - an authentic model of a  legendary 1980s console bus compressor. EQ Eight has an audition mode  for isolating frequencies and an expandable spectrum display. The Gate and Compressor  effects feature a Gain Reduction view which shows changes in signal  level over time.
  • Extract music from samples: Live’s new  Harmony, Melody and Drums to MIDI tools extract natural-feeling MIDI  directly from the favorite parts of your music collection. You can also  sing, tap a rhythm, play any solo instrument, then use Melody or Drums to MIDI to turn your recordings into MIDI clips that you can edit and  reuse with any sound.
  • Edit the details: Transpose,  reverse and stretch MIDI notes or warp clip automation and add curves to  automation envelopes. New tools and an improved workflow allow fast and  flexible editing of musical ideas.
  • Max for Live - now in Suite: The Suite edition of Live 9 comes with Max for Live and its many unique  instruments, effects and tools. Max for Live itself includes 24 new  devices such as a convolution reverb, new drum synthesizer instruments,  MIDI echo as well as reworked versions of classics such as Step Sequencer and  Buffer Shuffler 2.

 


Pricing and Availability
Prices  start at USD 99 / EUR 79 (Live 9 Intro download version), USD 449 /  EUR 349 (Live 9 Standard download version) and USD 749 / EUR 599 (Live 9  Suite download version).
Upgrades to Live 9 Standard / Live 9 Suite vary in price depending on the Ableton products you already own. More details at: www.ableton.com/shop
Ableton Live 9 will be available in the first quarter of 2013.
Beta testing will begin shortly.
Starting  immediately, Ableton Live 8 is available for 25\% off the regular price  and includes a free upgrade to Live 9 as soon as it is released.
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Push
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Ableton presents a new hardware instrument designed to solve an old problem: how to make a song from scratch.
Push  provides direct, hands-on control of melody and harmony, beats, sounds  and structure, powered by Ableton Live running on your computer.  High-quality, dynamic pads, buttons, encoders and display combined with an innovative workflow allow you to play and  compose musical ideas without the need to look at or touch your  computer, and more importantly, without interrupting the musical flow.
The most important features at a glance:

 

  • Play and sequence beats: Push’s 64 velocity- and  pressure-sensitive multi-color pads can be used to play, step sequence,  and navigate within rhythm patterns - all at the same time. The 11  touch-sensitive endless encoders can control device parameters, adjust velocity, nudge timing and more.
  • Play melodies and chords in a new way: Push “folds” a keyboard’s worth of notes into its 64 pads, with  different pad colors showing the key center and other notes in the key.  This allows you to play in every key using the same finger patterns,  move between keys at the touch of a button, and explore new harmonies and  phrases.
  • Improvise with song structure: Push expands the  scope of creation with its unique workflow. Using just a few buttons to  trigger clips, overdub notes, move between song materials and  variations lets Ableton Live itself become an intuitively playable instrument.
  • Move smoothly from creation to arrangement: Push offers both the inspiring instrument to start creating music, and  the full-featured software to finish off a track. Everything created  with Push is laid out in Ableton Live on your computer - ready for fine-tuning, arrangement and export.
  • Includes Ableton Live 9: Push includes Ableton Live 9 Intro and works with any edition of  Ableton Live 9 (Intro, Standard, Suite). All the included instruments,  effects and sounds, as well as your own libraries, are ready to be  played, tweaked, and personalized.
  • Designed by Ableton, built by Akai Professional: Utilizing Akai Pro’s long-standing expertise in the field of pad  controllers, Push features 64 pressure and velocity-sensitive RGB  (multi-colored) pads with an adaptive layout and a touch strip with 24 LEDs for pitch bending or navigating through a Drum Rack. The 11  touch-sensitive encoders and LCD display adapt dynamically to control  and show active parameters.
  • Fits inside a backpack alongside a laptop: Push is 370 mm / 14.57 inches wide, 293 mm / 11.54 inches deep and is  46 mm / 1.81 inches in height (including encoders) and weighs 2990g /  6.59 pounds. Backside connections are a USB port, power adaptor input and two assignable footswitch inputs. (Push is USB-powered, the  brightness of the display and LEDs can be increased by using the  included power supply).
  • Push cover: An optional steel cover doubles as a sturdy, angled stand for performance.

 


Pricing and Availability
Push will be available in the first quarter of 2013 for USD 599 / EUR 499.
Push  includes Ableton Live 9 Intro and works with any edition of Ableton  Live 9 (Intro, Standard, Suite). Bundle upgrade discounts will be  available for owners of previous versions of Live.
More Information
More information, including a video tour of Push:
www.ableton.com/push

 

 

 
More Information
More information about Live 9 including video tutorials:
www.ableton.com/live/new-in-9

 

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