Excellent news today from Ableton. The Berlin-based music tech company has announced the upcoming Live 10.1 update with user wavetables, new devices and more. What is criticized for a long time on the Wavetable Synthesizer is now finally improved. With the ability to load own wavetables or transform samples, Live’s latest instrument becomes a true Wavetable Synthesizer!
Another highlight is the big improvements on the automation side that brings new automation shapes and the ability to stretch and skew them. Also, the VST3 support is a nice addition! Besides this, there are many other new features and enhancements that make the Live 10.1 a nice update for existing users!
Live 10.1 expands the possibilities for making and shaping the sound, as well as improving key features for editing and finalizing music. The update will be free for all Live 10 owners and is now in beta.
New Features In Ableton 10.1
- User Wavetables: Musicians can now extend the capabilities of Wavetable’s oscillator section by importing their own wavetables or any sample into the device.
- Channel EQ: A flexible and simple EQ with curves and gain ranges suitable for a variety of audio material. The shape of the filters adapts based on how controls are set to always provide musical results.
- Delay: Combines Simple Delay and Ping Pong Delay and adds feature upgrades. Ping pong behavior, as well as Jump, Fade-In and Pitch controls from those devices, are all accessed from the front panel.
- New automation features: Musicians get a palette of automation shapes to choose from, the ability to stretch and skew automation and enter values with their numerical keypad and easier access to clip modulation in Session View. Live now also detects curved movements inside automation and can merge multiple breakpoints into C- and S-shapes.
- Improvements to zooming and scrolling: Live 10.1 makes switching between detailed views and big-picture editing faster with streamlined keyboard shortcuts, pinch zooming on compatible computers, a resizable Arrangement Overview window, and more.
- Track freezing with sidechains: Freezing tracks that contain sidechain routing is now possible.
- VST3 support: Live 10.1 now supports VST3 plug-ins.
- Export return and master effects: Musicians now have the option to export single tracks and groups with return and master effects applied.
Live 10.1 will be a free for all existing users. Live 10.1 is now in an extensive beta testing period and will be available soon.
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