Ableton Live 9.7 Is Here, New Sampling Improvements for Push 1 & 2

These videos from Ableton show what's new in Live 9.7, with big improvements for Push owners. There's new slicing modes, 16 set velocities, routing audio and MIDI with Push, improved feedback and more

Berlin, Germany, October 11th 2016– Packed with improvements for Push, Live 9.7 is now available. New sampling features and workflows means making beats is better than ever, and even more is possible without taking your hands off Push.

The latest free update for Live 9 users brings more sample slicing options, a new drum layout and on-screen display improvements to Ableton’s hardware instrument. Plus you can route audio or MIDI right from the unit, so you can stay in your flow while you switch ins and outs for sampling and resampling. And if you don’t use Push, the new slicing capabilities are now features of all editions of Live 9 – from Lite to Suite.

New Push Features:

  • New slicing functions – chop samples by beat divisions or regions, as well as manually or by transients.
  • New drum layout – with 16 set velocity levels for playing and programming more dynamic beats.
  • Hands-on audio and MIDI routing – select and record ins and outs directly from Push without disrupting your flow.
  • Visual feedback for tighter recordings – new display info shows clip phase and count-in so you can start and finish clip recordings more accurately.
  • Hands-on color customization – color pads, tracks and clips using Push to make your performance easier.
  • Better playability – pad sensitivity adapts to what you play, whether it’s drums or sustained chords.

Find out more and watch the feature demos ›

New slicing modes:

Push’s new drum layout comes with 16 set velocity levels for playing and programming patterns:

Now you can route audio and MIDI with Push:

Improved visual feedback on Push:

Features for Live 9 and Push 1

Powered by Simpler, the new slicing functions can be used in all editions of Live 9. They also work with the first Push – for full details of the new features, check out the release notes.

Availability and further info

Live 9.7 is free for all owners of Live 9 Lite, Intro, Standard & Suite – Live will auto-update the next time you open it. If you have disabled automatic updates, you can download 9.7 from your account page.

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