when a live pack is installed, I don't know where it puts all of the files (samples, devices). It doesn't seem to be a 1 to 1 association between a live pack and an item in the device browser hierarchy. So, when I install a Live Pack and want to use its samples, devices, or projects, I don't immediately know where to look. (requested by eischeid)2.
a way to explore the details of what is in a Live Pack. From what I understand, a Live Pack can contain a wide variety of file types, so it would be nice to be able to 'peek' inside of a pack *before* I decide to install it, and even get those same details later, after it is installed. (requested by eischeid)3.
possibility to create live packs with a installer like 3rd party packs (requested by wehkah)4.
create seperate folders for files(samples) and presets if i import a akai media or install a live pack (requested by wehkah)VST/AU/etc.1a.
For external Plugins live gui/ small knobs "analog like" instead of sliders1b.
even better to be able with right click to select if it is a fader, slider, knob or a button (toggle - onoff)
Originally requested by theys, Fieldmedic and friend_kami for macros/racks2.
better handling for multi-timbral vsti's. (requested by loachm)
[It's stupid to set up three tracks, if you want to use a multi-timbral instrument on two tracks. You have to use one midi track containing the instrument, another midi track for the second midi channel and another audio track for the output of the second midi channel. If I'd want to use all possible channel of an 8 part multi-timbral instrument I'd have to use 15 tracks in total (31 for a 16 part multi-timbral instrument). That's very annoying, not to mention that freezing doesn't work with multi-timbral instruments. An option would be using just one instance per channel, but I don't want clutter up my ram with an unnecessary amount of instruments - I could freeze them, but this still uses up more resources than it has to.]3.
PULLDOWN MENUS FOR PRESETS INSIDE PLUGINS: A better preset browser, integrated into each plugin's interface (Digital Performer's works well this way). Right now, plugs with a lot of presets and submenus are a PITA to scroll through on the left window. Also, if I tweak from one preset and then click on another, it turns off the audition button and automatically adds a new instance, when really I'm just messing around with presets. Making the audition button stickier (ie, it's on until you turn it off) would speed up my workflow when auditioning presets. (requested by jsterne)4.
better AU organization in OS X version. Group at least by instruments and effects by brand. Other hosts offer this, pretty basic. It gets pretty cluttered as it is, now. (Requested by KrisM)5.
PLEASE more vst folder in preferences!!! Ablet to use vsts from different partition etc... (Requested by email@example.com
i really wish i could close opened plugin windows by selecting it and pressing "command+w" in live 9 or earlier like it's made in logic studio. it would save loads of time! (requested by kavabanga)7.
general. Ability to use external plugins (AU/VST) in ReWire slave mode for easier porting into ProTools, Logic, etc... for final mixing. That would also be a nice way to use AU and VST inside ProTools with Live as a wrapper. (requested by sounddesignandbrands)8.
add a "configure" button on the top of the AU/VST wrapper. Its horrable workflow having to search for that button anytime you want to make a quick assignment. (Requested by Tympanic)9.
naming of Banks - the user should be able to give names for the banks. (Requested by Tympanic)10.
Dummy Parameter for the "configure" function with parameter-assignments - to generate meaningful seperations between banks (like 5 controls for filter bank 1 / 6 controls for lof/s bank 2 and so on...) (Requested by Tympanic)11a.
Smoother COMPATIBILITY with third party plug-ins. (Requested by the_songcabinet)
I use a LOT of third party plugs. IK Multimedia, East West, Izotope, NI, Spectrasonics ect. ect. And it seems to me there are some issues from time to time.
I like the new parter instruments programme, and can find stuff there that I like, but I wish there were more "go-to" (or "bread and butter") options for musicians who's not always on the edge of sound design, but need sublime high quality vsti's that's sample based. Then I would LOVE it! (Requested by the_songcabinet)11b.
better compability for plugins, especially keyboard search function and program change message routing (Requested by golemus2)12.
VST 3.0 support (Requested by golemus2)VIDEO1.
optional timecode display in video window (requested by posssu)2.
Option to to show view video position at sample block end (when dragging) - now Live shows the view for the beginning. Think about "sweeping - in" or "rising" effects - it would be much easier to synchronize with video. (requested by Kristijonas)RACKS (all)1.
Controllable amount of macros (from 0, to as many as you want) being stuck at 8 is frustrating, especially if your trying to build some modular crazy drum machine or sequencer or something. (requested by solconnection)2a.
"switchboard" Macro control for all the Racks, but particularly for Instrument and Effect Racks. Something along the line of the buttons on the Combinator in Reason that could then be mapped to toggle whatever you want in the Rack. I mean, I've got all these buttons, so I should use them, right? (requested by theys)2b.
+1!! I see a lot of racks built where knobs are used as switches. A right click option "Knob or button" would be a killer option! (requested by Fieldmedic)2c.
also faders (requested by friend_kami)3.
seamless overtake of values while mapping a parameter to a macro [the macro knob should take over the value of the knob to be mapped seamlessly] (Requested by Tympanic)4.
automap function for racked instruments, in a way that each parameter that is clicked with the mouse is softmapped to the next free macro dial! (Requested by Tympanic)5.
access to content of racks through the Live API. (Requested by julienb)6.
Copy to siblings for macro assignments. (Requested by Illiac)7.
micro improvement: "tab on rename" support for chains. [When renaming a chain and hit "tab" it will let you rename the next chain. like renaming tracks work]8.
more banks of macros ..alternitivly.. ability to map outer macros to inner devices.. ( devices in racks withing racks) (requested by 3dot...)9.
sidechaining macrcontrols in racks. this way you could assign a macrocontrol to any parameter (ex: filter of a synth) and sidechain it, and if you want to go nuts you assign macrocontrol to various parameters and make some far out sidechain effects (requested by leoelzein)10.
A more advanced Macro system where you have a envelope for the macro knob its self. For instance, just like clip envelope you will have a spline on a graf that represents the perimeter over the course of you turning the knob. Using this system. it is possible to have a perimeter jump to a even setting to glide to the next setting or appear to accelerate to or decelerate. It will also be possible to have a perimeter both raise and lower wile the knob is only being twisted in one direction. (requested by macgregoroi)11.
macro curves (Requested by The Phat Conductor)12.
global macros + macro matrix (to enable things like midi lfo, + milti channel macro automation) (Requested by The Phat Conductor)13.
it also would be great when i could filter out certain values when i set the range for a macro control.(Requested by stoersignal)
for example: i map the synced lfo rate from operator to one macro and i set the range from 1/32 to 2, but i also don`t want 1/3, 1/6.14.
it would be great if you can store the midi assignments for an instrument rack, or also load the assignments into another project.(Requested by stoersignal)
this would be a great time saver for me, and for many others too (i think)!!!!INSTRUMENTSAnalog1.
improved GUI for analog (requested by nuperspective)2.
A triangle waveform (requested by knur_wesoly)3.
Changing noise oscillator to a third waveform oscillator (requested by knur_wesoly)4.
Copy to siblings for operator and analoge synths on envelope parameters (Like on drum racks - speed up work flow)
(requested by foetus666)CollisionDrum Rack1.
Drum Rack FX Bounce/flatten. It would be great to just press a button and quickly "bounce" or flatten an individual drum pad with all it's active VST's and FX. Great for sculpting sounds and to free up resources when you work with samples. (requested by Swedish Sam) 2.
Let me expand the drum rack somewhat like the spectrum so i can see more cells. (requested by 2000down)3.
2nd Let me color each cell and have that color also be shown on the actual channel.
I've very tactile and visual with person when it comes to my drums...control is everything. (requested by 2000down)4.
Currently, drum racks have 'choke groups'. I would like to have 'choke targets' as well, similar to MPC's, so that a pad hit can mute another specific pad.(requested by clockwatcher)5.
Ability to select 'Copy to Siblings' in the Choke Group menu, to change all pads to the same Choke Group. (requested by clockwatcher)6.
Ability to midi assign the "little square" that dictates what pads are seen/playable, and the ability to choose how many rows it jumps when clicked + dragged, or midi messaged (without needing a modifier key, currently alt in windows). It currently only moves in 3-row increments. Further, when midi assigning the square, I would like the option to assign 'square moves up' and 'square moves down' to 2 buttons, rather than a knob/encoder. (requested by clockwatcher)7.
Ability to midi/key assign the 'Auto' 'A' button, and/or make the 'A' button always visible without having to click the 'chain button'. (requested by clockwatcher)8.
drum-rack dissolve function/ weightloss - one-touch command would automatically 'extract chains' for only the drum samples that are being used. That way my 'collect and save' would only contain the drum samples used in the song - important when using big pre-loaded drum racks (Requested by FlightPlan)9.
note quantization for drum rack drum pads (Requested by abletonnile)10.
A better drum rack
I use Drum racks in my live set. I build up beats from scratch. I wish drum dracks had more of the functionality of an MPC, Such as being able to hold an erase button and a pad to delete the pattern for that sound. I'd also like it if once I had created my beat i could flip it in to mute/solo mode ala MPC. This would mean i could use the pads to mute or solo the patterns on each each sound.(requested by martin808)11.
copy/paste for drumracks cells (requested by wehkah)12.
purge unused sounds (Requested by greenscreens)
[this would work well for those of us who have large drum rack libraries, there may be 100+ sounds but we only use 5-8 of them, the ability to purge the unused sounds in a project would make the loading time much easier and have your live sets running much smoother.
how many of you have to wait for all of these samples and buffers to finish loading before you can get to work on your projects??
of course if there were a function for just selecting all of the drum cells the way you can select a bunch of clips would make it pretty easy to delete, but for now you have to delete one by one! its madness!]13.
to have the possibility to route different sounds to different outputs of your audiocard. (Requested by wang inc.)
[It can be made 2 ways:
Or just giving the possibility to select the external output or to give a sends only choice, then using the sends to route the sounds in your external audiocard.
Hope it's clear.
It would be a great improovement for external mixing and for live performances that involve external mixers saving alot of space on the arrangement and session view (now I have to make different tracks for K, HH, S etc.)]14.
(Requested by kidtronic) One last one: last night's problem. An external Nemo sequencer was sending in a midi stream of notes to a drum rack.
I wanted to quickly link the incoming hits from 4 tracks to four sounds from the drumrack.
It was not as easy as I thought it should be. I needed a pianoroll display of incoming midi stream and pulldown assign options with the sounds in the drumrack. Something faster than hunting around that grid in the rack or making notes on paper what is what at each end so I can match them. I was suprised at how fiddly it was in practise to integrate, very un ableton in its slowness.ElectricExternal Instrument1.
for the "external instrument" module, having some knobs, and buttons for controlling, by midi, the external instrument or fx.(requested by swoonboy)Impulse1.
Reverse button for fast reverse 2.
add drag-and-drop support for dragging samples with their respective configuration from one cell to another in impulse!!! (Requested by Tympanic)3.
Dragging Multiple sounds (up to 8 if Impulse remains the same) onto Impulse slots. [like drum racks] (requested by alexaaz) 4.
right click add copy/paste/cut/delete cellsInstrument Rack1.
Sends to Instrument Racks [like drumracks] (requested by theys)2.
When renaming a chain with "tab" to jump and rename the next chain (like when renaming tracks)MAX4LIVE1.
It would be nice to have better precision when dragging on a live.numbox of type float (ie have access to the Modulation Range ?) For instance, I would like to increment with 1 a live.numbox starting from 0 with range 0 10000 by dragging on it (pressing command key doesn't give enough precision) (requested meudic)2.
dragging files to the live.drop object straight from ableton would be nice rather than having to use only files through the filebrowser. (requested by astroschnautzer)3.
REAL and big spacious window for max for live patches (requested by julienb)
I don't talk about the editor mode (that already can provide a fullscreen window) but in runtime mode (=playing mode) (discussed there: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=133179)4.
have access to automations from m4l (create, edit, filter, save, import etc...) (requested meudic)5.
Macros access from m4l, or alternatively at least 32 controls per Macro. (Requested by Jabbon)6.
switch undo mode on/off for live.object. (Requested by Jabbon)7.
better timing performance in regards to synced m4l patches. (Requested by Jabbon)8.
Support for multiple MIDI channels through one MIDI track. Many of my max patches use more than one MIDI channel, to use them in Max for Live I have to use a master max patch with send and receive objects, which are not very reliable. (Requested by timeline85)9.
Something that would help with #1, let us access MIDI ports directly from within Max for Live. Let me control the object from within Live, but let the object access the ports directly so I can do things like generate PolyAT and multi-channel MIDI data. (Requested by timeline85)10.
better m4l integration (sysex handling etc.etc.etc.) (requested by 3dot...)11.
Official maintenanced documented api with Generic osc support, not m4l only layer. (Requested by fx23)Operator1.
I would love to see 6 operators +32 algorithms. Like the DX7/TX802/TX816 (Requested by Hermanus)2.
Multiple LFOs assignable to various (any) oscillator parameter. (Requested by aVus)3.
Freely drawable oscillator envelope (not just the "ADSR" thing) to be able to create long evolving patterns. (Requested by aVus)4.
right-click function to "copy envelope to ALL OTHER oscillators", not just one-by-one. (Requested by aVus)
note: there is a "copy oscillator to all others" feature but this will copy everything. (waveform - envelope - velo-key etc etc)Sampler1.
No "global setting" for reverse & snap to zero. What if we need to reverse or snap only one sound of the zone? 2.
sampler to include time stretch (requested by nuperspective)3.
Better performance [ridiculous resource hog for older machines] (requested by theys)4.
There needs to be the ability to control fade ins and outs at the beginning and ending of samples in “sampler” and “simpler” (not just when using the loop funtion) so I can mitigate popping issues when the sample start point is getting into the loud parts of the sample. (requested by aubford)5.
batch sample converting for sampler6.
Groups for samples in Sampler,with Round Robin ef., and Start on key (requested by DDF)7.
algorithm improvements - Ability to transpose sample by complex and complex pro algorithm rather than by pitch alone. (ie sample plays for same length of time but the pitch changes, granular pitch shifting rather than time based pitch shifting) (requested by Electromorphic) 8.
Previewing samples in context (when the music plays). My personal No.1 priority. Just click on the sample swap button and browse through your library to hear samples previewing instantly through your track fx and sampler/simpler settings. (like filter, mods etc)
At the moment you have to "load" every sample, and it gets frustrating when you got 10000+ snares, and you want to hear it in the track with fx and filters active. Just a way of easily flick through samples more effective. (requested by Swedish Sam) 9.
Round Robin. Just a way of alternating samples like hihats and shakers when you work on the same pad. (requested by Swedish Sam) 10.
more mapable parameters in sampler (at least sample start, loop start, loop end) (requested by 11olsen)11.
copy/paste zones from one sampler to an other!! (Requested by Eloheim)
What I always end up doing is sketching my percussion (sometimes in detail) using impulse since it is so easy to see how each sound relates to the other sounds temporally. it's a very convenient drum machine. Then I re-make the patterns all separately in sampler, as sampler gives me more fine-tuning options. Moving the patterns from impulse into sampler can be a pain though, and the transfer is sometimes frustrating.
Would be cool if sampler/impulse were one and the same. Opened it up and there was a place to drop one sample, but you could press a little "+" button at the top and it would add another place to drop a new sample (maybe right next to it, like a rack). Then you could sketch out a beat really quickly, and then also do the fine tuning and still be able to move the patterns around easily relative to the other percussive patterns. Then, when you wanted to separate each sample into different tracks (to apply separate effects/drop separate devices) there ought to just be a button that says "Make into a new track" or something like that, which detaches that sample from the others and puts it into its own column to be manipulated further.
This would streamline the process a little more for me, save me some hassle, and would make Live/Sampler the ultimate drum machine/sampler by far.
Even better, if in the new, beastly Sampler there was room for one sample like it is now, but there was also one little empty box to the right of it that looked just like one of the little boxes in Impulse that you drag your samples into. When you dragged a sample into the little empty box, it would spawn a new, full sized sampler window with the dragged sample loaded. (this would save time, screw having to press a "+" button and THEN dragging your sample in). Each of the sampler boxes would now have empty little impulse boxes next to them, whichever blank box I drag my new sample into designates which sample the new sample will appear adjacent to. That way I can have a bunch of drum samples loaded up into the "sample rack" or whatever, and if I want to add a new kick drum sample (for example) I don't have to default add it to the end of the string of samples (maybe way out next to my high hats), I can drag it into the little empty impulse box that is on my first kick drum sample, and it will spawn a new sampler looking thing adjacent to the first kick drum sampler looking thing.
Within these new "sample racks" you'd be able to minimize each sample, since you don't always need to see all the parameters at once. they would minimize within the sample rack and it would look just like impulse again! an (endless) amount of little impulse boxes with play buttons on them, all the way across, but if you double click on the header of one, it becomes a full on sampler interface. you'd be able to turn samples on/off just like turning devices on/off, and of course be able to solo as well.
You might have to include the ability to make a sample pitchable (like sampler's piano roll) or keep it anchored to it's original pitch (like in impulse) and you'd have to be able to do this to each sample added. This interface would be interesting, as you might have to incorporate a piano roll into the steady, one-line impulse note drawer, or maybe it wouldnt have to be that complex, it might be a simpler pitching method and could look like the velocity lines or something. you could always transpose the sample in the sampler-like interface, but this would require copies of the same sample, all set to different pitches, if you wanted, for example, a sequence of toms that got consecutively higher pitched.
a person would likely not be making melodies or basslines in the same instrument (Beast Sampler) as their drum beat, so it wouldn't necesarily have to be a fully integrated piano roll/impulse hybrid. You could have a rudimentary pitch-editing interface and it would still greatly improve what impulse can do already. (requested by hwelsh)12.
Please, add .nkm (Kontakt multi) import support, as well as nki and other formats batch import. I can't figure why these are not yet implemented, right now importing whole kontakt collections into live's Sampler is a PITA. (requested by alvarog)13.
Snap the end of a sample to the beat grid: (requested by aVus)
[suppose you have a noise sample of a snare that is 1 second long. you reverse it and want to add it to your drums track (midi or audio) just before next snare hit (you know, that sssssshhhhhhBAM-effect), so the loudest part of the reversed sample exactly ends just before the next “normal” snare hits. currently, you have to figure out how long 1 second is in bars, and enter the trigger at the right spot in the midi editor, so the sample’s end meets with the next snare hit. there should be however a function where Live can compute itself when it has to trigger the sample in order to match the next beat (or something similar), i.e. “snap the end of a sample to the grid”...]14.
micro improvement: "tab on rename" support for sample layer list. [When renaming a sample layer and hit "tab" it will let you rename the next sample layer. like renaming tracks work]15.
When renaming a sample layer.... with "tab" to jump and rename the next layer (like when renaming tracks)16.
warp samples in samp/simpler (requested by spacecat)17.
timestretch in the sampler (Requested by The Phat Conductor)18.
no more squeaky filters on the sampler (they squeak and do strange things when modulated quickly (Requested by The Phat Conductor)19.
automation parameter available for sample start and end points and loop potition in sampler (Requested by jace_(nz))20.
Sampler – for format imports. (Requested by CFM)21.
Auto pitch detection in Sampler (Requested by RD444)22.
MOVE sampler key zones key into the effect area - instead of opening a tab above the instrument The fact that when i want to edit the key zones in a sampler instrument it creates a 'window' above the sampler - therefore greatly shrinking the time arrangement view drives me nuts! It would make much more sense to have the key zones show up to the right of the sampler, in the effects area.(Requested by dnbhallifax)Simpler1.
Reverse button for fast reverse 2.
Stretch (like impulse)3.
There needs to be the ability to control fade ins and outs at the beginning and ending of samples in “sampler” and “simpler” (not just when using the loop funtion) so I can mitigate popping issues when the sample start point is getting into the loud parts of the sample. (requested by aubford)4.
algorithm improvements - Ability to transpose sample by complex and complex pro algorithm rather than by pitch alone. (ie sample plays for same length of time but the pitch changes, granular pitch shifting rather than time based pitch shifting) (requested by Electromorphic) 5.
Previewing samples in context (when the music plays). My personal No.1 priority. Just click on the sample swap button and browse through your library to hear samples previewing instantly through your track fx and sampler/simpler settings. (like filter, mods etc)
At the moment you have to "load" every sample, and it gets frustrating when you got 10000+ snares, and you want to hear it in the track with fx and filters active. Just a way of easily flick through samples more effective. (requested by Swedish Sam) 6.
Round Robin. Just a way of alternating samples like hihats and shakers when you work on the same pad. (requested by Swedish Sam) 7.
a way to assign THESE ARROWS to a couple midi controller knobs: (Requested by hiphopdontstop)http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/7600/simpler.jpg
So simple, but why haven't Ableton done this yet?
I use Simpler a LOT (almost exclusively) for sample editing and drum rack use (I do a lot of hip hop, as my name indicates). I hate moving these start/end arrows with a MOUSE. God, it drives me nuts.
Maschine has implemented this feature in their "sampling" function... start/end points are easily edited by turning two of its rotary encoders. And, you can also zoom in/out of the waveform using another encoder.
This needs to be midi-mapped in Live. Bigtime. Better yet, both of those start/end arrows should be able to be macro'd as well as midi-mapped (I guess they're one and the same, but I haven't fully went that deep with macros yet).
How hard would this be to do, seriously?!
And yes, I know the loop start/end locations can be mapped, but why not the true start/end points? Most hip hop producers chop samples using the MAIN start/end points, and not loop points, because we don't want to loop a chop... we just want to cue it in a certain rhythm using our pad controllers. These main start/end points also have fine-tuning precision, unlike the loop start/end points that can be mapped... they jump/snap even without snap enabled.8.
warp samples in samp/simpler (requested by spacecat)9.
give me a basic sample editor in simpler. I record in session view and totally need this. (Requested by jkung)10.
granularity in simpler (variation) in addition to wave clips in audio tracks (Requested by golemus2)TensionAUDIO DEVICESGeneral1.
HQ Mode as standard setting (requested by Alsamarkan)2.
Sidechaining In some of the other Effects like grain delay, Resonator and reverb and and any other suitable devices (Requested by jace_(nz))Audio Effect Rack1.
be able to send a channel to specific chain inside a rack, like you can do with midi racks and midi tracks ,or audio to midi with a midi audio throughput. (requested by friend_kami)Auto Filter1.
Auto-filter with the ability to morph between filter types (like in sampler) (Requested by RD444)Auto Pan1.
Envelope for the Autopanner!!!(just like autofilter)...and throw in a sidechain while your at it please. Or make everything sidechainable and LFO modulate-able like with Max/MSP (Requested by errorspending)Beat Repeat1.
When setting interval longer than 1 beat in Beat Repeater offset should be able to set to higher values than 15/16. (requested by knur_wesoly)2.
It would be nice to have a "reverse" button reversing the repeated slice. (Requested by deHaan)3.
My request: A button to change the way beat repeat works for drum racks, in which the device is triggered when the sample is triggered, instead of based on once per bar/half bar/quarter note, etc. Either that or have the ability for a midi note to trigger the device when it is on a midi track. This would allow for a lot more direct control over how you want each sample to sound... basically more creative control without having to resample stuff all day. Also, instead of having the gate and stuff based on time divisions, you should be able to move it around freely, in much the same way the beginning and end of a sample can be in simpler/sampler. (requested by upbeat27)4.
The Beat Repeat is lack of pitch transpose up, right now is only able to transpose down and a multiband compressor would be nice (not just the multiband Dynamic) something with attack, release and ratio etc.. for each band. and don't forget the pitch correction/adjustment FX. Thanks (Requested by Monchai)ChorusCompressor1.
Mid/Side compression (requested by knur_wesoly)Corpus1.
Better performance [ridiculous resource hog for older machines] (requested by theys)Dynamic TubeEQ Eight1.
Set slopes @ cut-offs (12/24/38)2a.
Integrated spectrum with on/off button (requested by IP)2b.
a spectrum read/match feature for the EQ to copy frequency spectrums also to the first page (requested by loachm)3.
Better EQ algorithm (requested by dna598)4a.
minus values for "Scale" [this will invert all values +=- & -=+] (Requested by IP)4b.
match eq on eq 8 - for example, if you plotted an eq scale for boosting on a track then you can invert the exact scale and place the eq on a different track where you need to cut frequencies to make the 2 tracks sit together well. (Requested by buzby)5.
Make the EQ frequency settings stay the same in relation to one another even if you turn them all up to 20Khz and back down again with a MIDI controller. You will be able to make the EQ Eight into a workable filter sweep effect for DJing by assigning each frequency to the same midi controller, you can use that to sweep all of them at once. Right now it does not work in this way because they all get smashed together when you sweep them all and some of the individual filters hit 20Khz (requested by aubford)6.
Linear Phase Mode! (Requested by 789lwnm2)7.
Maximizing EQ's 8 window like in Spectrum for better control. (Requested by knur_wesoly)8.
eq matching (requested by spacecat)9.
sidechain possibility (requested by golemus2)EQ Three1.
eq3 to be 12 o clock centered (requested by nuperspective) 2.
EQ 3 should NOT change the sound quality that much when loaded in channels ! Should be transparent sounding like EQ8 ! (Requested by sebastienleger)ErosionExternal Audio EffectFilter DelayFlangerFrequency ShifterGate1.
The Gate needs to be able to go lower than -40db! (Requested by RoundHouse)2.
The option to use independent thresholds for opening and closing the gate (AKA "hysteresis" - see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noise_gate
). This can be used to manage some "choppiness" when gating a track, especially if you're using side chain gating to add some rhythmic interest to a track. (Requested by adamj)Grain DelayLimiterLooper1.
looper should record in separate layers. very important!!! each layer stand for its own. so you can drag them separately and create something new. (requested by Alsamarkan)2.
the ability to use it with direct monitoring and automatic latency compensation. For example: you are playing electric guitar, monitoring it through hardware guitar processor/combo with minimal latency, and recording it into Live's Looper. In this case you don't need Live to monitor what you are actually playing, you need it to behave like during regular clip recording with monitoring turned off, but now this is not possible. As I see it, this feature in Looper will require that the playback of the recorded loop will start slightly before the recording itself ends to compensate audio interface latency. (requested by cheparukhin)3.
Not just individual layers but also each assignable to track inputs so they can be mixed/edited/produced later. (Requested by ovorigin)4.
A way of controlling level of gain for things like pitch shifting so 'apparent' volume can be controlled/automated. (Requested by ovorigin)5.
ROCK SOLID OPERATION PLEASE (Requested by ovorigin)
[it pops it click and just plain doesnt operate as intended sometimes, its a tool for live use and is FAR from reliable.
make it as solid as a hardware loopers pretty please.]6.
A larger LIVE viewing mode that toggles to each midi function u select. (Requested by ovorigin)7.
"Looper" with the possibility to change (separately) loop bpm, or loop speed. (Requested by Hei©o)Multi-band Dynamics1.
Key input on each Band! (Requested by gRave Robber)2.
4 band multiband comp. (requested by 3dot...)OverdrivePhaserPing Pong Delay1.
Adjustable speed for repitch mode on Live's delays. (requested by gp23)
[the rate of response when changing the delay time when in 'repitch' mode (the selectable delay mode accessed via the context menu on the top bar). At the moment it is fixed and I find it a little slow and sluggish especially when making fast adjustments to the delay time. In the delay devices in Guitar Rig there is a knob called 'acceleration' which adjusts the response time when changing delay time, from either quite slow to practically instant.]ReduxResonatorsReverb1.
9. bettered reverb. (requested by 3dot... (and 1000 more ppl)
Adjustable speed for repitch mode on Live's delays. (requested by gp23)
[the rate of response when changing the delay time when in 'repitch' mode (the selectable delay mode accessed via the context menu on the top bar). At the moment it is fixed and I find it a little slow and sluggish especially when making fast adjustments to the delay time. In the delay devices in Guitar Rig there is a knob called 'acceleration' which adjusts the response time when changing delay time, from either quite slow to practically instant.]Spectrum1.
Use Color for Frequencies on Spectrum, Have one color for Sub,Lows,Mids, and Hi. Use a different shade of color as you work up and down that sections Frequencies. (i.e. Subs- 10hz dark purple and work your way up in color shade till you hit the next section which would be the lows.)
Also having a 3D Spectrum Field which can tell you were the audio is within a 3D field (i.e. Depth, Height, and left and right)
Another Color Spectrum that can show the Frequencies of Track groups as one Color, with multiple track groups (each with a different color) within one window, this way you can see if different tracks are clashing with each other. (requested by IceDrag0n76)Utility1.
Be able to set gain -inf2.
db meter in utility (requested Xen Ochren)Vinyl DistortionVocoderMIDI DEVICESArpeggiator1.
write / commit button [you can record the output of the arp to a midi clip. however, a nice time saver would be a commit button a la grooves that you set the bar length, set your arp settings and hit commit to create a new midi clip with the notes in] (requested by nuperspective)2.
more flexibility, it would be good to have something like step sequencer, trance gate, velocity control buit-in. (requested by cheparukhin)ChordMIDI Effect Rack1.
Midi Effects Rack -> Input from and output to CC's, values get saved in rack (requested by solconnection)Pitch1.
Octave buttons in "Pitch" plug-in:
(requested by Kristijonas)RandomScaleVelocityNEW DEVICES/INSTRUMENTS1a.
one more reverb (with better quality and more flexible... maybe a convolution) (requested by 0fps)1c.
Plus a nice library of IR's to get you going (Requested by bigcohoona)2.
Stereo widener with frequency cutoffs
+ by Kristijonas: Multiband stereo imager3.
Granular synth with sample import5.
Multi tap delay (requested by nuperspective)6.
AutoPitchCorrect (requested by re.mark)7.
Midi Effect -> Pre Delay (inserts an amount of time before note is triggered), you can do this now with a work around (chord + arp + velocity + length) but it would be so much nicer + more cpu friendly to have a midi effect that did it for you. (requested by solconnection)8a.
Wish for a De-esser that let us compress specific range of frequency(mainly Hi freq) while let other range of frequency pass through. (Requested by Monchai)9a.
Transient designer(Requested by loachm)9b.
envelope / transient shaper (requested by spacecat)10a.
Some simple basic Video Effect devices10b.
basic opacity, size, and speed adjustments. (Requested by dysanfel)11.
A Pitch Shifter effect, like the Digitech Whammy pedal. I record live loops and therefore can't touch assign a midi controller to the 'transpose' effect on a clip that hasn't been created yet! I know several other people who do live looping with Ableton who feel the same way. (Requested by mousetrapreplica)12.
A MIDI effect to convert note information to Control Change information, and vice versa. (Requested by mousetrapreplica)13.
Midi Plugin: "microtonality" (Requested by 789lwnm2)
[let's you enter any division of an octave, say 24 steps/octave: C1 on keyboard = pitch C1, C2 on keyboard = pitch F#, C3 on keyboard = pitch C2
let's you enter amount of Cents for each half step on the midi keyboard.
it should also allow combinations, say C1-F1 is 20 Cents per step, F#1-G is 33 cents, G#1-B1 is 44 steps. these values are valid for each octave
also: Cent values for each individual note: C1-C2 33 cents, C#2-F4 69 Cents, F#4 - end = 39 Cents
and of course, sampler, operator, analog, collision and everything else must understand it (if they don/t already.)]14.
Envelope Follower device to control any device parameter with audio input. (requested by gp23)15.
Comprehensive MIDI Delay device a la Yamaha RS7000, with velocity, gate and note feedback in negative and positive amounts. (requested by gp23)16.
LFO device. I can live without the ones below, but an LFO device for both Live devices and external plugins' parameters would truly be heaven! (requested by Idonotlikebroccoli)17a.
A correction tool like melodyne17b.
I wish for a pitch adjust/correction plug-in, right now I use the Auto-tune, they worked fine but I hate the dongle. (Requested by Monchai)18.
Process Viewer - to keep track what eats CPU (requested by Kristijonas)
Detailed real time cpu (maybe even RAM) usage monitoring for internal Live processes, it could look similar like this:
a GM or well-packed Rompler instrument that comes free with Live. (requested by condra)20.
Midi FX = an LFO device which can be assigned to any parameter [sidechains, or parameter in a midi instrument] (requested by Hermanus)21.
granular distortion or filter (requested by KrisM)22.
RMS, peak, phase and stereo meters or one multimeter. Preferably both. (requested by knur_wesoly)23.
Oscilloscope (requested by knur_wesoly)24.
parameter modulation devices.including peak and envelope followers. (requested by 3dot...)25.
Audio effects with their own Tap-Tempo, independent of the Global tempo. (requested by oblique strategies)26.
Currently I use the Autopan for this purpose by turning the phasing all the way down but it would be so much nicer to have a dedicated Amplitude Modulator with a fully adjustable LFO envelope with break points. (requested by Robo Boogie)27.
A tempo ramp plugin (ie: ramp from 110bpm to 120bpm over 200bars or 5 minutes) - perfect for drunken djing (requested by 1D)28a.
a completed audio editor side: bounce in place at least. (requested by petit nuage)28b.
basic wave editor properties integrated to Live like: insert silence, normalize, amplify, show spectrum, equalize, process with VST effect. (Requested by golemus2)29.
A system that is able to take a audio file and convert it into midi notes. Note values and note length. (requested by macgregoroi)30.
Drum instrument like the Kong(where the user can access to synth drums, acoustic drums and sampled drum) (requested by Monchai)31.
channel racks = a rack that would include all instrument/plugins as well as all midi patterns in them. would be useful for those moments when you come up with something great that doesnt fit the song you're working on. quickly save it as a rack and come back to it later. additional bonus points for having optional send levels with corresponding return channels included. (requested by sawanotsuru)31a.
another more advance filter with more filter types and a wet and dry (Requested by jace_(nz))31b.
alternative (more fat) filter for sidechaining in addition to autofilter (Requested by golemus2)32.
Internal controllers (Requested by ryanisflyboy)
I'd love to see internal controllers, along with a set of plugins that generate control signals. For example, I'd like a generic LFO I can apply to any automatable parameter. Or how about a plugin that takes the volume of its input and turns it in to a control signal which can be assigned to control any automatable parameter.
Another idea would be to use simple math equations to adjust or modify the control signal. It would be nice if you could assign multiple parameters to one control. For example, tying 15 automatable parameters across 8 channels and 6 VSTs - all to one master LFO which can be changed live. Another controller could watch for the end of a pattern and produce a control signal. I'm sure with a bit of brainstorming someone could come up with 5-10 'lego brick' like controllers that could be used in a chain to change your sound in an infinite amount of ways.
Of course, to keep track of controllers they should be nameable. In order to be effective you should be able to assign them to anything, and assign the same controller multiple times to different things. Perhaps a list like the midi or key assignments could be used to keep track of them all.33.
ITU-R BS1770 loudness metering (Requested by Jan Holm)