So Ableton apparently leaked a video of new devices in Ableton Live 9, and then promptly pulled the video down from their Youtube channel. The video has been reposted quite a few times, you’ll find it below. Users like myself have been waiting for Ableton 9 for quite some time, so the possibility of a new update, likely to come (I would guess) at winter NAMM 2013, is pretty interesting.
The devices shown in the video don’t offer a whole lot, so far; mostly new designs to the compressor, a new compressor, and re-vamped EQ eight.
I’ve been thinking for awhile what I want in Ableton 9; Ableton had said some time ago that they weren’t planing any major updates for the workstation for awhile, so I’d resigned myself to using what I was given. I’d have to say that what I’d really like is multiple screen view for those of us who work on multi-monitor setups. I’d also like to see the grid revamped a bit, with the ability to auto-mark a certain number of bars, such as being able to see every fourth bar highlighted – this would be really useful for arranging tracks. I don’t have much else that I’d wish for, but it will be interesting to see what else Ableton has up their sleeve.
So, what do you think about a new Ableton version?