Ableton Live 10 Is Here

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The moment you've all been waiting for... Ableton Live 10 is here! Below you will find a highlight video and Ableton's official press release.

Stay tuned for our in-depth review, coming soon.

Press Release: Ableton Live 10 is now available at and at local retailers worldwide. The new Live delivers four bold new devices, workflow refinements and a re-designed sound library. Live 10 also brings new functionality and high-res visualizations to Push. Plus, Max technology is now fully integrated into Live 10 Suite for faster, more stable performance.

Some of the new features in Live 10 include:

New instruments and effects

  • Wavetable is Ableton’s latest synth—immediately playable with a vast sonic palette.
  • Echo produces delay sounds from classic textures to soundscapes, wailing feedback and experimental atmospheres.
  • Drum Buss is a one-stop workstation for drums, capable of adding subtle character or completely bending and breaking drums.
  • Pedal brings the character of analog stomp boxes to Live with separate circuit-level models of overdrive, distortion and fuzz guitar pedals.

Workflow improvements

  • Capture recalls an idea after it has been played and turns it into a MIDI clip with groove and feel intact.
  • Multiple MIDI clip editing allows users to see the content of two or more clips in one detail view.
  • Groups within groups allow for greater flexibility when mixing and improves Set organization even with lots of tracks and a detailed arrangement.
  • A multitude of refinements including improvements to Arrangement View workflows, Browser Collections, I/O renaming, note chasing, and much more.

New library of sound

  • Curated Collections capture the musical threads that tie together evolving styles and scenes.
  • Four all-new Essential Instruments include synths, and multi-sampled electric keys and drums.
  • Live 10’s Core Library gets a sonic upgrade with richer, more detailed sounds.

Improvements to Push

  • A new step sequencing layout allows simultaneous note sequencing and real time playing.
  • MIDI note view allows navigation and refinement of the notes in a pattern in context directly on the Push display.
  • Richer visualization with more feedback of key Live devices including Wavetable, Echo, EQ Eight and Compressor.
  • Workflow improvements to layouts, building and extending patterns, track arming and more.

Max for Live

  • Deeper integration with Live 10 Suite means devices now load faster, use less CPU and feel more like Live’s native devices.
  • Sonically upgraded Drum Synths, improved modulation and mapping Devices and more.
  • Multi-channel audio routing means mixing using multi-channel speaker setups is now possible.
  • Max for Live devices can send and receive SysEx, allowing deeper access to external gear.

Lookout for the official DJBooth review, coming soon.

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