If you’re doing it right, you already know that Ableton, the Berlin-based music software giant, has announced Live 10, the first major upgrade in the DAW in five years.
Here is what the web is saying:
Fact Magazine: “gigantic list of improvements” “the most significant change is that Max for Live is now fully integrated into Live” “new multi-channel audio routing capability for surround sound performances” “improved modulation”
The Verge: “a lot of new, notable changes to Live.” “One of the more exciting new features in Live 10 might be initially glossed over by many: Collections.” “at last, the option to export audio as .MP3.”
Engadget: “if you start playback mid-note, you won’t hear it — annoying for long strings sounds, for example. A new “Note chasing” feature solves that” “For those (like me) who seem to give their best performance while not recording, there’s ‘Capture.'”
DJ Mag: “At the top of the list is a new instrument called Wavetable” “a much needed new delay plugin Echo has been added” “the ability to edit multiple MIDI clips at once”
Traditionally, Ableton announces big news at its annual event LOOP. This year, LOOP will be happening in Berlin, November 10th-12th, and there are increasing rumors that Ableton 10 will be announced then. While there is nothing substantial on the official Ableton website yet, there have been rumors, certain visuals and overall a huge expectation that 10 is right around the corner.
REVIVE: One of our superstar interns was able to go to Loop last year. Read about her fascinating experience here, here, here, and here.
Two photos leaked on Reddit show that Ableton is selling 9 at a 20% discount rate until 10 comes out. They will offer a free upgrade to people who have Ableton 9, which is wonderful news for anyone that recently bought Ableton 9.
Expectations of a new UI
Some users of Ableton are hoping for improvements in the general user interface of Ableton with the new release. While it is unclear whether or not there will be any drastic changes; there have been expectations toppled with supposedly leaked screenshots taken from blurry photos of artist desktops. Whichever the case might be, there’s definitely an expectation that we will face a new UI with Ableton 10.