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.
In just 4 – 5 months, ‘Everything Ableton’ has come a long way! 1,400+ twitter followers, masses of pageviews, and a pretty wide following in general.
At the moment, there’s a few changes I’d like to make, some new stuff we’d all like to see – and of course a chance for you to say what you want too! Read on past the break to get the full scoop on everything that’s happening and what’s coming up.
With Christmas oh so close, this weeks free plugin(s) share a bit of a holiday theme!
Firstly, Ableton has joined in the Christmas spirit by giving away two free Live Packs. A pack by Everett Bradley mashes up Tschaikovsky’s Nutcracker, while a pack from Christopher Tignor gives a hip hop flavor to a set of string loops. Get them here: Ableton – Free Live Packs – Christmas 2010
Secondly, what would Christmas be without bells and chimes? This cute (and free) VST plugin by Tweakbench offers a physically modelled bell/chime synthesizer along with a built in chorus and reverb effect.
Enjoy the plugins and have a merry Christmas!
Yes, Daft Punk use Ableton. In style.
And this is how they roll:
Custom made super-computers running Ableton Live, with remote access and control from Behringer BCR2000 midi controllers.
1980′s Minimoog Voyagers, next to ethernet remote computer screens.
Off stage computers and music equipment, connected to synthesizers and remotes on stage.
Oh, besides the two of them, they need eight other people to work lighting, music and video during the show.
Kind of puts my set up to shame. Anyhow, Daft Punk are pretty big on their use of Ableton – this is what Thomas Bangalter has to say about the way they use Live:
Ever wondered who/how Live is made? Here’s what goes on behind the scenes at the Ableton HQ in Berlin, and how the development team works to bring you the final product as you know it.
As an aside, Ableton is currently looking for employees. If you’re jobless, or just want an opportunity to work on a great product, then make sure you check out http://www.ableton.com/developer-jobs!