Ableton Live 11 Standard – Music Production Software. Create bolder sounds with Live’s new devices. Stay in the flow with a multitude of workflow improvements. Do even more away from the computer with Push. Build your sound with a curated library. Ableton Live 11 Standard offers a wide range of features from Ableton Live 11 Suite, including a new effect device and 3 new Packs that bring a broader, bolder palette of sound to Live Standard:
Drum Buss is a one-stop workstation for drums, capable of adding subtle character or bending and breaking drums to your will. Add warmth and distortion with drive and crunch, take control of dynamics with compression and transient shaping, dial in and tune boom and control bass decay with the dedicated low end section.
Ableton Live 11 Standard also comes with 3 new Packs: Drum Essentials, Skitter and Step and Chop and Swing. Drum Essentials is a collection of handpicked sounds selected to cover a wide range of styles. A flexible, highly refined Pack to form the rhythmic foundation of any production. Skitter and Step is a sound collection that inhabits the space where growling basses, rinsing pads and jarring melodies collide with jagged, broken percussion. The cavernous spaces, dubby basses and tight drums are ready for production but were designed for deep sound manipulation. And Chop and Swing is an homage to the style that made sampling an art form and put a new kind of groove on the musical map. Chop and Swing comes loaded with curated recordings and professional presets perfect for cutting up and re-combining into fresh new tracks.
Along with these additions, you’ll find improvements to Live that help you stay in the flow at every stage of your creative process, whether you’re getting ideas down, organizing your setup or editing the details of your music:
Turn your most spontaneous ideas into music, without thinking about recording. Starting a song? Just arm a MIDI track and play. When an idea emerges, press Capture after you played it. Live will match your tempo and timing, and start your melody or groove in a perfect loop. You can also use Capture to progress your songs: add new parts or overdub MIDI into existing clips without breaking your flow—just press Capture after you’ve played it right.
Edit multiple MIDI clips
Create drums and bass, or chords and melody in tandem. Work with multiple MIDI clips across multiple tracks within a single view—in both Session and Arrangement. Now you can edit smarter and take better control of the musical relationships in your song.
Create and arrange more fluidly
The Arrangement View has been optimized for quick creative editing and more efficient song creation. Easily stretch a clip, slide its content or create audio fades with new clip interactions that work directly in the Arrangement. Automate with greater control using grid snapping and other improved breakpoint interactions. Focus instantly on what you need to with quick keyboard shortcuts: toggle automation visibility for all tracks, zoom in and out of selections of your song, nudge clips, and even make audio edits like reversing samples.
On top of all this Ableton recognise that, when it comes to creative flow, sometimes the little things make the biggest difference. So they’ve made a multitude of workflow refinements in Ableton Live 11 Standard. You can now create colour-coded collections and access them instantly in the browser, such as “Favourite Effects” or “Drum Samples”. They’ve also adjusted note triggering, so that notes now trigger even if playback starts in the middle, so you don’t need to start the clip from the beginning to hear a long pad, for example. I/O Renaming is now available, so you can instantly select the right routing by labelling Live’s inputs and outputs to match the instruments and hardware in your studio.
The Utility device has been updated, with an improved gain range you can more effectively use Utility for volume automation, keeping the mixer free. The Bass Mono feature in Utility and EQ Eight’s extended 10Hz low frequency range give you more precise bass control. Split Stereo in the mixer now allows for flexible placement of individual channels in the stereo space. The ability to create groups within groups is now available, meaning you can process individual group elements, a subgroup or an entire bus. And manage Sets more easily; even with lots of tracks and a detailed arrangement, you can use multiple levels of groups to quickly fold tracks together for a simple overview. And finally the overall look and feel of Live’s interface has been updated to be cleaner and clearer with sharper graphics and refined colours. And a range of optimized themes improves visibility in all environments.
Push has also received a host of upgrades in Ableton Live 11 Standard, bringing new functionality and new high-res visualistions. Now you’ll spend even less time with the computer—whether you’re composing ideas, editing MIDI or shaping and mixing sounds. You can now simultaneously sequence notes and play them in from the same pad layout – the bottom half of the layout allows you to play notes in real time while the top half lets you sequence them. Upgraded visualisations see Wavetable or Echo in rich detail on Push as you play. When mixing, you’ll see spectrum analysis on EQ Eight, as well as advanced Mid/Side and Left/Right EQ modes. Get real-time audio visualizations from Live’s Compressor: see threshold settings and compressor activity, plus set up sidechain routing. Finally theres a new MIDI note view, meaning you can navigate and refine the notes of your pattern in context directly on the Push display. Press and hold a step in your sequence to zoom in and use the on-screen control to adjust velocity, note position and length.
To find which version of Ableton Live 11 is right for you, check the feature comparison chart here.
- New device: Drum Buss
- Capture – Turn what you played into MIDI clips, without hitting record
- Edit multiple MIDI clips in a single view
- Updated and optimized arrangement view
- Multitude of workflow refinements
- New look and feel
- New Push functionality – Melodic step sequencing, Advanced Device visualization & MIDI note view
- Group tracks – Create groups within groups
- Unique Session View for quick, intuitive composition, flexible performance and improvisation
- Multitrack recording up to 32-bit/192 kHz
- Powerful MIDI sequencing of software and hardware instruments
- Advanced warping and real-time time-stretching
- Unlimited Instruments, Audio effects and MIDI effects per project
- VST and Audio Unit support
- Updated sound library – New collections of Packs
- MIDI remote control instant mapping
- MIDI output to hardware synths
- MIDI Clock/sync
- Multicore/multiprocessor support
- WAV, AIFF, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC file support
- Ableton Link
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