Ableton has announced the worldwide availability of Live 10 – the latest edition of its music creation software, along with updates to its Push controller.
The latest offering comes with a host of new instruments and effects.
Wavetable is a new synthesizer letting users shape, stretch and morph sounds using wavetables derived from analog synths, and a range of other instruments and sounds.
Echo brings together the sound of classic analog and digital hardware delays in a single device. Drive and shape sounds with its analog-modeled filters, turn up the noise and wobble for vintage imperfections, or add modulation and reverb to create diffuse soundscapes, wailing feedback and more.
Drum Buss is a one-stop workstation for drums, capable of adding subtle character or bending and breaking drums to your will. Add warmth and distortion with drive and crunch, take control of dynamics with compression and transient shaping, dial in and tune boom and control bass decay with the dedicated low end section.
Pedal offers separate circuit-level models of overdrive, distortion and fuzz guitar pedals, bringing the character of analog stomp boxes to Live.
Ableton has also added a number of improvements to its Push controller.
The new melodic step sequencing layout lets you simultaneously sequence notes and play them in from the same pad layout, with the bottom half of the layout allowing you to play notes in real time while the top half lets you sequence them. MIDI note view let you navigate and refine the notes of your pattern in context directly on the Push display. And with advanced effect visualisation, you can see Wavetable or Echo in rich detail on Push as you play.