Ableton Live 10.1 Beta: User Wavetables, New EQ + Delay Devices, Automation Features

We’ve just learned of a brand new update coming for producers using Live! The new update, Ableton Live 10.1 has just gone into  public beta. There’s a load of new features, particularly focused around workflow improvements. These are the kind of things that make it easier to use Ableton day-to-day – get the full details in this article!

Ableton Live 10.1 Goes Into Beta

You can get a sense of what’s new really quickly by watching Ableton’s video (below) on the update, and following that we’ve got more of the details that they’ve shared with us so far.

Here’s all the features that Ableton is sharing in their press release – but we suspect there will be even more in the final 10.1 release:

  • User wavetables: Musicians can now extend the capabilities of Wavetable’s oscillator section by importing their own wavetables or any sample into the device.
Check out the user-customized wavetable in the bottom of this 10.1 screenshot. Also, new automation C- and S-shapes!
  • Channel EQ: A flexible and simple EQ with curves and gain ranges suitable for a variety of audio material. The shape of the filters adapts based on how controls are set to always provide musical results.
  • Delay: Combines Simple Delay and Ping Pong Delay and adds feature upgrades. Ping pong behavior, as well as Jump, Fade-In and Pitch controls from those devices are all accessed from the front panel.
The new Delay and Channel EQ devices
  • New automation features: Musicians get a palette of automation shapes to choose from, the ability to stretch and skew automation and enter values with their numerical keypad and easier access to clip modulation in Session View. Live now also detects curved movements inside automation and can merge multiple breakpoints into C- and S-shapes.
  • Improvements to zooming and scrolling: Live 10.1 makes switching between detailed views and big-picture editing faster with streamlined keyboard shortcuts, pinch zooming on compatible computers, a resizable Arrangement Overview window, and more.
  • Track freezing with sidechains: Freezing tracks that contain sidechain routing is now possible.
  • VST3 support: Live 10.1 now supports VST3 plug-ins.
  • Export return and master effects: Musicians now have the option to export single tracks and groups with return and master effects applied.

Ableton Live 10.1 is going to be a totally free update for anyone already using Live 10, and anyone can join the beta test by signing up here on the official site.

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