Ableton Live 10 was announced back in November with a promise that it will be released in the first quarter of 2018. So here we are and Ableton is good to their word. Live 10 is released today (6th February) and available for purchase, upgrade and download.
Ableton Live 10
So, 10 is usually an exciting number right? So you’d imagine that it’s going to be a revolutionary update, especially as it’s 5 years since the last one. Maybe, these things are quite hard to judge. On the surface, it doesn’t feel very dramatic but I guess we’ve got to spend time with it to know how the workflow improvements really change things.
The list of new stuff is as follows:
- A wavetable synth.
- An Echo plugin.
- Drum Buss – workstation for drums
- Pedal – analog stompbox emulation.
- A whole bunch of new sounds and library.
Workflow improvements include:
- Capture – retrospective MIDI record that records what you play while you’re not recording.
- Multiple MIDI clip editing – hooray!
- Groups within groups.
- Loads of other stuff.
There’s also been a stack of improvements to the Push integration and now Max for Live is fully embedded in Live.
As an Ableton Live user there’s no way I’m not going to upgrade. Live has, for me, become frustrating in many places and I hope the workflow improvements can offer some solutions. New sounds, new instruments and devices are always welcome but I’m yet to really appreciate the killer features that are taking it forward. Well, now we can all try it and see.
The new version will cost you. £69 for Live Intro, £319 for Live Standard and £539 for Live Suite. Upgrade pricing is also available, but you’ll have to login to find out what that is.
- Ableton Live website.