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Ableton has announced an update that brings big improvements for Push beatmakers: Live 9.7 is currently in beta and will be released later this year.
Live 9.7 will be the latest free update with which Ableton continues to fine-tune Push as an instrument for music-making and performance. More sample manipulation options, a new drum layout and a collection of other on-screen workflow improvements means slicing, recording and programming beats is getting better than ever with Push.
Watch Tec Beatz using some of the features in a new performance video.
Upcoming new features include:
- 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 routing – select and record ins and outs directly from Push for sampling external or internal audio 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.
Availability and further info
Live 9.7 will be free for all owners of Live 9. If you’d like to test out Live 9.7 beta now, you can join the Ableton beta community.
Additions like the new slicing features and drum layout will work on the first version of Push too. The update brings other new functions to the original unit, plus improvements to how Link works with Looper and tap tempo. For full details on what’s new in Live 9.7, check the full release notes on the Ableton site.