Ableton’s Announcement Of Live 9 Is Just What The Market Ordered—The Legacy Continues

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Live 9 is one of the longest awaited releases in the Ableton legacy and I have a feeling that it’s just what’s needed on the EDM culture market! The new session automation allows creators to record automation directly into clips and make necessary changes on the fly.

The sky is the limit with Live’s sound library (3,500 in the Suite edition) all designed by top sound designers.

Some other features include:

The ability to turn audio into MIDI:

This feature is unreal as it allows users to utilize samples in a way that’s never been featured by a digital audio workstation manufacturer. I’m definitely excited to make use of a feature like this as it will greatly speed up the workflow of those who sample heavily in their records.

New Browser!

Live’s new browser is the centerpiece of Ableton’s new DAW and allows creators to easily navigate instruments, effects, samples and plug-ins more quickly and easily than ever before. This was a big feature for me as I found sorting through samples to be a chore in previous versions, so I’m definitely stoked for this feature!

Stuck on Glue!


The Glue Compressor might just be one of those digital go-to compressors that people will be talking about for years to come. The Glue compressor is an on-board plug-in that’s modeled off of an 80’s console bus compressor. There are also new wave displays in the EQ eight (EQ), Compressor, and Gate.

Prices start at $99 and €79  (Live 9 Intro download version), $449 and €349 (Live 9 Standard download version) and $749 and €599 (Live 9 Suite download version).

Upgrades to Live 9 Standard / Live 9 Suite vary in price depending on the Ableton products you already own. More details here.

Ableton Live 9 will be available in the first quarter of 2013.