Live 9 Beta Testers - What new features are you seeing?

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Re: Live 9 Beta Testers - What new features are you seeing?

Post by 3dot... » Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:03 pm

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Re: Live 9 Beta Testers - What new features are you seeing?

Post by regretfullySaid » Tue Nov 13, 2012 4:23 pm

All those 'small' improvements would be much more important for me (work flow wise) than "audio to midi" or another gate/EQ/compressor (which I already have enough of).
+1

With that +1 it doesn't mean I'm "meh" about the new stuff that's known. I'm excited and just hoping after any buggy issues with the major stuff are smoothed over, their plan is "yes, we plan on addressing a bunch of little things".

Iirc there's a lot of additional things that came in between the 1st release of 8 and the latest one.
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Re: Live 9 Beta Testers - What new features are you seeing?

Post by keefbaker » Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:04 pm

Actually Audio to MIDI for me pretty much sold it.

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Re: Live 9 Beta Testers - What new features are you seeing?

Post by massenmedium » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:00 pm

I don't expect anyone to break any NDAs they may be under so just stay silent if there is now per-object selection in arrange.

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Re: Live 9 Beta Testers - What new features are you seeing?

Post by deanthomastunes » Tue Nov 13, 2012 7:05 pm

Live 9 64-bit needs a bit-bridge. End of. Even FL Studio has one.
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Re: Live 9 Beta Testers - What new features are you seeing?

Post by condra » Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:47 pm

One awesome feature I just discovered is dragging a sample from the browser onto a MIDI track that already contains an instrument, such as Operator.

This automatically knows that you want to convert audio to MIDI.

Amazing feature IMO.

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Re: Live 9 Beta Testers - What new features are you seeing?

Post by condra » Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:26 pm

Another great feature, for people who love messing with clip envelopes ...
Clip envelopes are now linked to warp markers, and adjust accordingly.

In other words, you can move warp markers and audio, and your clip envelopes will still work on the same section of audio.

This is something easier observed than explained, but it's awesome!

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Re: Live 9 Beta Testers - What new features are you seeing?

Post by condra » Thu Nov 15, 2012 7:21 pm

Oh and The Glue Compressor genuinely does sound great.

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Re: Live 9 Beta Testers - What new features are you seeing?

Post by Tarekith » Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:34 pm

The first rule of fight club, is that you're not supposed to talk about fight club. Yet.

If you're on the beta, please wait to post comments publicly.
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Re: Live 9 Beta Testers - What new features are you seeing?

Post by the bite » Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:37 pm

condra wrote:Clip envelopes are now linked to warp markers, and adjust accordingly.
I saw this in press release of Live 9.Glad to know it works great!

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Re: Live 9 Beta Testers - What new features are you seeing?

Post by condra » Thu Nov 15, 2012 8:55 pm

Session View recording is a bit confuzing, but so incredibly powerful.
After using it for a while it kinda hits you... Session View automation is extremely powerful and adds so much dynamic xpression to your music. It's also very fun and addictive.

Operator now has Fixed Osc Freq as a modulation destination.. but no other changes.

EQ8 is amazing with built in Spectrum Analyzer. Once you use it like that for 10 minutes you will wonder how you ever lived without that feature.

Midi editing is now very fluid. Duplicate Loop feature will be very handy, and now we can move notes around without freely, and the only snap when they're near a quantize point... very cool indeed.
Also toggling between Draw Mode and normal "Selector Mode" is easier than ever, just press B. Better yet, you can slip into Draw Mode temporarily by holding down B, and you will return to normal mode when you release. Very clever and elegant.

The browser is not my cup of tea, but it's still in beta, so who knows. Actually, the workflow in Live 9 is greatly improved apart from the browser. Hopefully they refine it a bit more.

Lots of cool tweaks but Session View Automation is still the big one for me. For people doing IDM, Dubstep and Complextro, it's gonna take their stuff to a whole new level.

So far, it is a no brainer upgrade. Get your wallets out lads.

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Re: Live 9 Beta Testers - What new features are you seeing?

Post by condra » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:05 pm

Tarekith wrote:Performance and render times are slightly better, at least with the 64 bit versions here. Posted my results in the performance test thread.

The browser is the biggest change for me day to day, but after a bit of getting used to I like it better than the old one. There's new skins now, most of the old ones are not in the current beta. Fine with me though, I love the monolake one.

The new eq and comps sound great, the adaptive Q on Eq8 sounds really smooth, and the Glue is more nuanced than I expected. The new icons and such at the top for things like session view automation recording take some getting used to. The back to arrange button disappears unless its needed, that thew me at first :)
Tarekith wrote:The first rule of fight club, is that you're not supposed to talk about fight club. Yet.

If you're on the beta, please wait to post comments publicly.

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Re: Live 9 Beta Testers - What new features are you seeing?

Post by JuanSOLO » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:13 pm

Ableton_David wrote:I'd like to remind all new beta testers to please review the guidelines in the Beta forum before saying anything publicly about the Live 9 beta. Please message me if you're having difficulty accessing the beta forum.

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Re: Live 9 Beta Testers - What new features are you seeing?

Post by sinutab » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:17 pm

Tarekith wrote: If you're on the beta, please wait to post comments publicly.
WTF? You were one of first people discussing the new features for Live 9.
Is already Live 9 videos on the web too.
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Re: Live 9 Beta Testers - What new features are you seeing?

Post by condra » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:22 pm

JuanSOLO wrote:
Ableton_David wrote:I'd like to remind all new beta testers to please review the guidelines in the Beta forum before saying anything publicly about the Live 9 beta. Please message me if you're having difficulty accessing the beta forum.
BETA GUIDELINES wrote:So, in general, please don't go volunteering information beyond what has been publicly stated on ableton.com.
If I've mentioned anything that isn't already public knowledge, PM me and I will remove it... or just delete this thread :D

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