New Ableton Update: September 2018

What's new in Ableton's Update?

Today I'd like to discuss some of the updates to Ableton available in the newest version of the DAW, Ableton 10 which is now installed on the computers at the campus/City Park studio. I will briefly touch on some of the most exciting new features, which include new devices, effects and workflow improvements, for a full look into the features of this latest upgrade I suggest visiting What's new in Live 10

Wavetable is a new synthesizer included in Ableton 10. This synth allows you to shape, stretch and morph sounds using wavetables derived from analog synths, and other instruments and sounds. Even without a deep knowledge of synthesis you an start creating unique and evolving sounds

Echo brings the sound of classic analog and digital hardware delays in one device. Drive and shape sounds with analog-modeled filters, turn up the noise and wobble for vintage emulations, or add modulation and reverb to create ambient soundscapes.

Drum Buss
Drum Buss is a workstation for drums, capable of adding character, crunch and bottom end to drums. Add warmth and distortion with drive and crunch controls, modify dynamics with compression and transient shaping, dial in and tune boom and control bass decay with the dedicated low end section.

With separate models of overdrive, distortion and fuzz guitar pedals, Pedal brings the character of analog stomp boxes to Live.


In addition to these effects and instruments Ableton has also included several features to enhance workflow within the DAW

Capture MIDI
Turn your most spontaneous ideas into music. Just arm a MIDI track and play. When an idea emerges, press Capture MIDI after you played it. Live will match your tempo and timing, and start your melody or groove in a loop. You can also use the feature to progress your songs: add new parts or overdub MIDI into existing clips without breaking the flow.

Edit multiple MIDI clips
Work with multiple MIDI clips across multiple tracks within a single view—in both Session and Arrangement.

New library of sound
Live 10 has more sounds that are ready right out of the box. Plus the library has been reorganized to make it easier to find what you’re looking for.

These are just some of the improvements and refinements available in the new and improved version of Ableton. If you want to get more in depth check out the link above or book some time in the studio and get to working!

-Written By Greg Gonzalez

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