Technology Ableton Live 11 is coming next year with MPE support

13:26  10 november  2020
13:26  10 november  2020 Source:   engadget.com

Jamstik Studio is the MIDI guitar you might actually want to use.

  Jamstik Studio is the MIDI guitar you might actually want to use. The Jamstik Studio MIDI Guitar is, as the name impliesa guitar. But to be clear, if you’re just looking to buy a guitar, there is no reason to get one. It’s serviceable, but nothing special. The mahogany body and rosewood fretboard feel decent enough. And the humbuckers, with their ability to be split and used as single coils, deliver a decent range of tones. But it’s definitely not $800 worth of pure guitar. No, what sets the instrument apart is the hex pickup mounted at the bridge and Jamstick’s onboard processing algorithms that turn this kind of pedestrian, rebadged travel guitar into a MPE MIDI monster.

MPE -capable native devices. Wavetable, Sampler and Arpeggiator now support MPE . Live 11 adds Scene Follow Actions for evolving arrangements. Follow Actions can now jump to specific clips and Grand Piano and Electric Keyboards now come with MIDI chords, licks and basslines, and MIDI drum

Next , and in line with several of its rivals, Live 11 gets support for MIDI Polyphonic Expression. The Expression View enables you to adjust the pitch, slide and pressure First impressions are that Live 11 is a careful and considered update that should please the Ableton fanbase, with certain features

Normally Ableton takes its sweet time between major releases of Live. And that’s not a bad thing. Performing musicians and recording artists demand rock solid reliability and performance. So, you don’t want to be throwing dramatic overhauls of their favorite DAW at them all the time. It was nearly five years between the release of Ableton Live 9 and Live 10. And it was almost four years between Live 8 and Live 9. So, it’s something of a surprise that less than three years after the launch of Live 10, we’re already getting official word of the next entry Ableton Live 11.

graphical user interface: Ableton Live 11 © Ableton Ableton Live 11

We don’t have a concrete release date yet, but Live 11 is expected to land in early 2021 with a host of major improvements. The biggest is definitely MPE support. Basically every other major DAW from Bitwig, to Studio One, to even the lowly Garage Band supports MIDI Polyphonic Expression at this point. So it was quickly becoming a point of contention for tech savvy musicians that wanted to embrace the growing selection of MPE hardware out there. Especially as they’ve gotten more affordable. The MPE curious can even dip their toes in with the $99 Orba from Artiphon, which doubles as a standalone instrument.

Splice members can download Ableton Live 10 Lite for free

  Splice members can download Ableton Live 10 Lite for free One of the toughest aspects of getting into any new hobby is deciding on what tools to use. With music production, the amount of choice you have makes that decision even more daunting. So it’s nice when someone takes away some of the guesswork by giving away one of the better tools you can get for the task. Until December 31st 2020, sample subscription service Splice is handing out free downloads of Ableton Live 10 Lite. Typically, you can’t get Ableton 10 Live on its own; it usually comes bundled with a MIDI controller or some other piece of hardware. As for claiming the software, all you need to do is create a free account.

Live 10. Not a peep about supporting MPE compatible devices. MPE instruments have been around for at least about 3 years , and it's obvious There's more an more MPE controllers coming out these days and I bet a large At least Ableton have more of an immediate hope of support for MPE with

Coming in Live 11 : MPE Control. If you own Live 10 Standard EDU, you can upgrade to Live 10 Suite with the 20% discount and automatically receive a free upgrade to Live 11 Suite when it is released.

In addition to passing MPE information to third-party plugins, several Ableton’s native tools have been updated with support. Most notably, Sampler and Wavetable, which should cover a lot of ground — especially multi-sampled acoustic instruments. And you can even draw in pitch, slide and pressure envelopes for each note in the new expression view.


Another major addition to Live is comping, which groups multiple passes of an audio or MIDI into individual takes so you can stitch together just the best parts. You could have always done something similar manually in Live before, but this greatly simplifies the process. It can even be a tool for sound design where you combine dramatically different sounding takes of the same melody or riff to create jarring juxtapositions, for instance.

Novation and Aphex Twin's limited-edition Bass Station II embraces the weird

  Novation and Aphex Twin's limited-edition Bass Station II embraces the weird Novation’s Bass Station II is considered a modern classic in the synth world. And, the company deserves a lot of credit for constantly issuing updates and expanding its feature set. In fact, even though the core three-oscillator analog sound engine is unchanged, the 2020 version of the Bass Station II feels like a completely different instrument from the one launched in 2013. This is, objectively, a great thing. We can only hope that other companies show their legacy products the same attention and affection that Novation does.

ROLI Support for ROLI instruments including Seaboard RISE, Seaboard GRAND, BLOCKS, Equator, NOISE Next select a channel range. With MPE mode on, channel 1 is the global channel, and A creator has helpfully made an Ableton script that automates the setup process for MPE instruments

Ableton Live lets you easily create, produce and perform music within one intuitive interface. Live comes with a versatile collection of instruments, sounds, kits and loops for creating any kind of music and provides a full complement of effects to tweak and process your sound.

Of course, there’s also a number of new instruments and effects. There’s a new Hybrid Reverb that combines Ableton’s physical modeling convolution engine with its algorithmic one, plus a Spectral Resonator and Spectral time which blur incoming audio in different ways allowing you to turn almost anything into a playable instrument or ambient texture. There’s also new soundpacks, including Inspired by Nature which, as the name implies, features six instruments and effects drawn from nature and PitchLoop89, which is all about digital glitches and shimmering delays.

There’s also a few new tools for adding a bit of unpredictability, like note and velocity chance. And a slew of smaller updates to clip editing, core sounds and scales mode. In short, Ableton Live 11 is as much about playing catch up, as it is about looking forward.

Perhaps the best part of the release of Live 11 is that from now, until that day (whenever it might be), Live 10 is available for 20-percent off and includes a free upgrade to Live 11 when it lands.

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