Ableton releases Live 9.2 as public beta
A free update of the popular DAW introduces latency compensated automation, improved warping, 64 drum pads for Push and more
ermany-based music software developer Ableton has announced that an upcoming Live 9.2 update is now available as a public beta. This update improves and expands on several key functions of Live’s digital audio workstation software, as well as adding new capabilities to Ableton’s compatible Push hardware instrument.
Live 9.2 introduces several refinements and improvements to Live’s audio warping engine. The Complex and Complex Pro modes now feature punchier transients, even at extreme settings, plus Auto-Warp and downbeat detection have both been upgraded to better recognize fixed-tempo audio and warp it accurately – highly useful when working with electronic music.
The update also introduces a number of latency-related improvements – sets that contain Max for Live devices or third-party plug-ins now have lower latency and automation is now fully latency compensated. Along with further ‘under-the-hood’ improvements, Live 9.2 also comes with a new Tuner device – which will come in handy for guitarists or any musicians who use other hardware instruments.
For Ableton’s Push hardware instrument, the update to Live 9.2 brings the ability to use all 64 pads to play drums and quickly flip back to 16 pads for step sequencing. In addition, the touchstrip can now be used for modulation wheel control as well as for pitch bend. The update also brings improved aftertouch response to Push’s pads and the addition of aftertouch to many of Live’s core library sounds.
Live 9.2 will be free for all owners of Live 9 and is available immediately for download as a public beta at: www.ableton.com/en/beta/