After a long wait, the 10.1 version of Ableton Live was finally released today and is available as a free auto-update if you've got the feature enable or to download from your user accounts. This update brings a host of new features to Live. Let's have a look at all the new features.

So what's new?

  • Wavetable: dragging and dropping your own wavetables or samples into Wavetable’s oscillator section as well as the "Rand" modulation source to Wavetable's MIDI tab, which generates a random value when a note starts.
  • New device: Channel EQ, a simple EQ with adapting filters for musical results.
  • Merged Delay: combines Simple & Ping Pong Delay and moves ping pong behaviour, Jump, Fade-In and Pitch controls from those devices to the front panel.
  • Added automation features: a new palette of automation shapes, the ability to stretch and skew automation or to enter precise values with a numerical keypad as well as simplified curves when recording or with a context menu command.
  • Easier access to clip modulation in Session View and modulation/automation buttons in the envelopes box in Session View clips showing in a different colour each
  • Faster switching between detailed views and big-picture editing with improvements to zooming and scrolling with streamlined keyboard shortcuts, pinch zooming on compatible computers, a resizable Arrangement Overview window, and more.
  • Freezing is now also available for sidechained tracks as well as the export single tracks and groups with return and master effects applied and the use of VST3 plug-ins.

There's a bunch of new shortcuts that make working in Live a more fluid experience.

Check out all new shortcuts in this video:

 

Don't forget to have a look at the Live 10.1 release notes. Have fun exploring the new features in your coming music productions.

If you have any questions or anything to add, please do so in the comments below.