Ableton Push and Live 9 Released

Ableton releases the latest version of their music production software Live 9, and their first hardware instrument Push.


Staying true to their announcement a few months back, Ableton now brings improved software performance and great hardware compatibility with their two latest offerings: Ableton Live 9 and Ableton Push.

Ableton Live 9

Ableton Live 9
Ableton Live 9

Owners of previous Ableton Live version can update their software immediately, the price for the update will vary depending on what you currently own. You can find out the cost by logging into Ableton's website.

The full version of Live 9 is now available at retailers worldwide and at The Intro Download version, which is aimed for those that want to try Ableton Live is priced at $99. Note that this is also available as part of a bundle with Ableton Push.

Home recording enthusiasts will find the Standard version fitting for their requirements, this version is currently retailing for $449. Finally, advanced users who require nothing less than the complete tools and utilities that Live can provide, will most likely invest in the Live 9 Suite download version, currently retailing for $749.

Ableton Live 9 Changes:

  • Session automation: Record Automation in real time directly within clips.
  • Faster browser: Live’s new browser puts all instruments, effects, samples, and plug-ins in one easy-to-navigate view.
  • New sounds: Now with more professionally crafted sounds, up to 3,500 in the Suite edition.
  • Improved sounds: Live’s studio effects have all been reworked for even better sound and usability.
  • Extract music: New Harmony, Melody and Drums to MIDI tools extract natural-feeling MIDI directly from your music collection.
  • Improved Editing: New tools and an improved workflow allow fast and flexible editing of musical ideas.
  • Includes Max for Live: The Suite edition of Live 9 comes with Max for Live and its many unique instruments, effects and tools.

Ableton Live 9 demo:

Ableton Push

Ableton Push
Ableton Push

Ableton finally makes their official entry into the hardware controller/instrument market with Push. It is designed to help you create songs conveniently from scratch with manufacturer compatibility to Ableton Live. It features dynamic pads, buttons and encoders that combine to provide you with a dynamic workflow, in the same manner as their popular software.

Ableton Push comes package with Live 9 software, and the most affordable bundle starts at $599, which include the Live 9 Intro. Push with Live 9 Standard is at $849, while if you want all the features, you need to shell out $1,099 for the Push with Live 9 Suite bundle. Note that owners of older Live software can avail of discounts depending on what they have.

Ableton Push features:

  • Velocity and Pressure Sensitive: It comes with 64 velocity/pressure sensitive multi-color pads and 11 touch-sensitive encoders
  • Intuitive pad colors: Different pad colors shows the key center and other notes in the key
  • Unique song creation workflow: Use just a few buttons to trigger clips, overdub notes and many more
  • Seamless transition from creation to arrangement: Everything created with Push is laid out in Ableton Live for fine tuning
  • Bundled with Ableton Live 9: Push is bundled with the three Ableton Live 9 versions (Intro, Standard, Suite).
  • Designed by Ableton, built by Akai Professional: A combination that resulted in a portable, compact and feature packed controller

Ableton Push demo:

For more information and details, you can head over to Ableton.

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