I’m giddy. Feels like Christmas morning, here in October.
- The Ableton website has been fully redesigned. I haven’t made up my mind whether or not I like it, but I’m glad they’ve changed something up.
- A whole slew of new things are coming in Live 9, including a nicer file browser (we’ve been waiting for that forever), awesome audio-to-MIDI functionality, a new Glue Compressor, and a lot of touchups to existing functions.
- Push, a hardware device for song creation, is a definite change in the MIDI controller world. I’ve had to rig up my existing MIDI controllers a lot to get them to work for composition, rather than performance. Now we’re going to have a ready-made controller, built intimately to work with Ableton, developed specifically for creating music rather than performing it. Though by the looks of it, it will be just as good for performance as anything else. AWESOME.
I’m so excited. Hopefully the upgrade won’t be too expensive. BUT, if you don’t have Live Suite or a full version of Live yet, now is the time to buy it. Ableton is offering a 25% discount and free upgrade to Live 9 when it’s released. So get on it!