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Ableton updated Live to version 9.7 with new sample slicing options, a new drum layout and on-screen display improvements to Ableton Push.

Packed with improvements for Push, Live 9.7 is now available. New sampling features and workflows mean making beats is better than ever, and even more is now possible without taking your hands off Push.

The latest free update for Live 9 users brings more sample slicing options, a new drum layout and on-screen display improvements to Ableton’s hardware instrument. Plus you can route audio or MIDI right from the unit, so you can stay in your flow while you switch ins and outs for sampling and resampling. And if you don’t use Push, the new slicing capabilities are now features of all editions of Live 9 – from Lite to Suite.

New Push features include:

  • New slicing functions – chop samples by beat divisions or regions, as well as manually or by transients.
  • New drum layout – with 16 set velocity levels for playing and programming more
    dynamic beats.
  • Hands-on audio and MIDI routing – select and record ins and outs directly from Push without disrupting your flow.
  • Visual feedback for tighter recordings – new display info shows clip phase and count-in so you can start and finish clip recordings more accurately.
  • Hands-on color customization – color pads, tracks and clips using Push to make your performance easier.
  • Better playability – pad sensitivity adapts to what you play, whether it’s drums or sustained chords.



Features for Live 9 and Push 1
Powered by Simpler, the new slicing functions can be used in all editions of Live 9. They also work with the first Push – for full details of the new features, check out the release notes.

Availability and further info
Live 9.7 is free for all owners of Live 9 Lite, Intro, Standard & Suite – Live will auto-update the next time you open it. If you have disabled automatic updates, you can download 9.7 from your account page.