On 10 November 2020 Ableton announced the next version of (possibly) the most popular DAW in the world would be coming in the first quarter of 2021. Live 11 features comping, composing with MPE (MIDI Polyphonic Expression) and a whole lot more.
Today the Berlin-based music software and hardware company have revealed that Live 11 will be released on 23 February, 2021. That's just 12 days away at time of publishing.
As well as the new MPE and comping features, which are a big deal in themselves, Live 11 comes with new devices such as Spectral Time, Spectral Resonator and Hybrid Reverb (combining convolutio and algorithmic reverb), six instruments from Inspired by Nature, PitchLoop89.
Then for live performance there's new features such as Live Tempo Following, Macvro Snapshots and Rack Improvements... and one of my personal favorite new features is Note Chance where you can set the probability of a note to be triggered allowing for interesting variations of MIDI patterns over time.
If you own Live 10 Standard or Suite you can download the beta version of Live 11 now. You can join the Ableton Live 11 beta testing program and help them improve the next version of Live.
There's tons more new features. Check them all out here.
And read our hands-on, in-depth preview of Ableton Live 11 here.
Visit Ableton's official website here.