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Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Ableton Live 9 & Push
Live 9 & Push
The long awaited Live 9 is now available, along with Abelton's new Push pad controller!
Live 9 is now available with lots of exciting new features. The eagerly-awaited Live 9 introduces new dimensions of creative possibilities with Session View automation, inspiring Audio to MIDI tools, curved automation envelopes, new and improved studio effects, an enhanced browser, and much more.
If you already own Live Intro, LE or Lite, check out the upgrade options on our site.
Push is an instrument that solves an old problem: how to make a song from scratch. With hands-on control of melody and harmony, beats, sounds, and song structure, Push puts the fundamental elements of music making at your fingertips and it fits in a backpack alongside your laptop.
Push comes with Live 9 Intro which includes 3 instruments and 700+ sounds. We also have two other bundles that include Push and the full version of Live:
Play and sequence beats. 64 pads give you multiple ways to make beats. Play, step sequence, and navigate your loop, all at the same time.
Play beats live with velocity-sensitive pads made by Akai Professional, and adjust sounds and kits while you play with eight touch-sensitive endless encoders. Hold a pad to repeat notes in time with your track while adjusting swing or the repeat divisions in real time.
Step sequence beats directly using the pads for precise control. Select any step and tweak timing and velocity individually for each cell. See velocity and accents for each step shown on the Push’s pads.
Play Notes On The Grid
When playing instruments, Push’s pads “fold” a keyboard’s worth of notes to its 64 pads. Different pad colors show the key center, other notes that are in the key, and any notes you’ve already recorded. Push’s condensed pad layout means large intervals can be reached easily.
One Shape Per Chord
The symmetrical pad grid means melody and chord patterns can be played using the same fingerings in every key, and key changes happen at the touch of a button.
Pressure, Velocity and touch
Push's velocity and pressure-sensitive pads mean you can play with expression and dynamics. Push’s touch slider allows for expressive pitch bending: slide your finger for smooth pitch changes or touch anywhere for immediate shifts.