It’s been a loooong time since Ableton Live 8 was released – 2 years, 4 months and 9 days to be exact. There was a lot of speculation that Live 9 would be released at this year’s NAMM show, featuring 64 bit support and a range of other new features. Still, there’s been no whisper from Ableton as of yet. So: when is Live 9 really coming, and what can you expect from Live 9?
Bear in mind that the following is purely speculation – although, as a software developer myself, I’m prepared to say that it’s fairly confident speculation.
Live tips – if you didn’t have enough already, then here’s 365 more! One each day would keep you going for a year. And that’s exactly how it was done: last year, Jon Marguiles started a (crazy) project by writing a Live tip each day of the year.
I don’t know how he did it – 365 tips is a serious amount – but he did. So read on for a year’s worth a Ableton Live goodness.
Some of the effects in Live have a hidden ability: sidechaining. Compression is sometimes used with a sidechain, although you can apply the same technique to other effects too – gate and autofilter effects also have a sidechain option.
Here’s what sidechaining does and how to use it in Ableton Live.
Good orchestra sound sets are very hard to find, especially non-expensive or free collections. This week’s free plugin is an orchestra sound library created by Mattias Westlund, and is comparable in quality to good commercial libraries. It really is a one in a million find!
If you want orchestral sound sets to use in your music, don’t waste your cash on expensive sound libraries – check out this great free alternative.