Ableton Live 9.2 Update Released: New Improvements and Additions to Both Live and Push

Ableton Live 9.2 arrives! This free update brings many new improvements and feature additions to both Live and Push. Also included is a free downloadable sample pack curated by Mad Zach designed for Push’s all new 64 Pad Mode.

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Ableton Live 9.2 Update Arrives!

The anticipated arrival of Ableton Live 9.2 is finally out. Previously available as a public beta version, Live 9.2 is the most significant update since the launch of Live 9. This free update steps up the software bringing a heap of improvements and additions to both Live and Push. A few of the most notable improvements and feature additions include:

Latency Compensation

Artists using Max for Live devices or third-party plug-ins in their projects will be happy to know that Live 9.2 introduces some major latency-related improvements. Lower latency and fully latency compensated automation will greatly improve recording, live performance, and playback optimization.

Improved Warping

Warp Mode

Live 9.2 also brings further improvements to Live’s audio warping engine. Refinements to Complex and Complex Pro modes generate punchier transients, improved downbeat detection recognizes tempo better, and warping is now even more accurate. In addition, the new Warp Selection command allows you to warp a selected portion of a sample to a precise bar length.

New Tuner Device

Ableton Live Tuner

Along with many other feature improvements, Live 9.2 has added a new Tuner device, extremely helpful for tuning instruments and many other handy uses.

Push Refinements and 64 Pad Mode

Push Pads

Live 9.2 introduces a number of Push refinements and improvements as well. The Touchstrip can now also be used for modulation wheel control and pitch bending adding to Push’s expression abilities. In addition, improved aftertouch implementation to the pads expands on Push’s tactile functions and ability to manipulate many of Live’s core library sounds. Push users also now have the ability to use all 64 Push pads to play drums as well as the ability to quickly flip back to 16 pads for step sequencing. As a bonus, Live 9.2 includes a free downloadable 64 Pad Lab Pack curated by finger-drummer extraordinaire Mad Zach. The 64 Pad Lab Pack comes equipped with five Live Racks loaded with various high-quality drums, percussion, loops, and one shot samples designed to play using the new 64 Pad Mode.

Download the free 64 Pad Lab Pack here.

Mad Zach Performance Video

In this video, Mad Zach shares his strategies for playing with the new 64 pad layout and demonstrates how to tweak individual sounds along with many other useful production tips for getting punchy drums.

Additional Information and Download Details

In this article, Dubspot Contributor and Ableton Live Certified Trainer Josh Spoon takes us through many of the new improvements and feature changes in the Live 9.2 update in much more detail.

Live 9.2 and the all new Max 7 are now available for immediate download for all owners of Live 9 here.

Take a tour of Live 9 and learn more about this amazing software here.

See the complete release notes for Live 9.2 here.

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The flagship of our music training, with every Ableton Live course offered at the school. After completing this program, you will leave with a portfolio of original tracks, a remix entered in an active contest, a scored commercial to widen your scope, and the Dubspot Producer’s Certificate in Ableton Live.

What’s Included:

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This program is about learning Ableton Live by going through the entire process of being an artist, by developing your own sound through a series of sketches and experimentation. You will also learn the ins and outs of this powerful software through a series of exercises designed to help you master the steps involved in producing your own music. After a level of getting familiar with the tools that Ableton has to offer, you will then develop your sonic ideas into full-length tracks. You will be exposed to a variety of approaches to arrangement and composition, storytelling techniques, ways of creating tension and drama in your music. At the end of the day, it is the sum total of your choices as an artist that define your sound, and levels 2 – 6 will give you the experience of actually completing tracks to add to your portfolio.

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