Ableton has confirmed that Live 9 and its new Push controller will be available to buy from 5 March. Here’s what’s new about it.
Even though Live 9 was announced back in October 2012, promising to “greatly expand the creative possibilities of the software”, the update has been in beta testing stage over the past few months. Now is the time to say what’s new and as it seems, Ableton has chosen to build on the features that it already has.
For example, it include Session automation, a new content browser, new sounds and an expanded and enhanced effects section. You can also extract MIDI from audio and turn audio recordings into MIDI and when it comes to editing, you’ll discover “new tools and an improved workflow”.
One more new thing is that Max for Live is now included with the flagship Ableton Suite bundle. This will cost $749/€599 as a download. The entry-level Live 9 Intro will cost $99/€79, while the Ableton Live 9 Standard edition will be available for $449/€349. Upgrade prices will depend on which Ableton products you already own.
One more thing to keep in mind is that new customers will now be able to buy Ableton Live 8 at a 25% discount and what’s even better, it will include a free update to Live 9 as soon as it’s released!