Ableton Live 11.2 free update is now in public beta: it brings iOS AUv3 plugin integration, a major makeover for the Reverb device, and more.
Good news for live users. Ableton released Live 11.2 today in public beta with some very nice feature updates.
A very pleasing free update, especially for macOS users who can benefit from two very interesting features
Ableton Live 11.2
Live 11.2 update brings a major makeover of the standard reverb device in every Live edition. It comes with a refreshed, modernized U with improved usability, and subtle sound improvements. It definitely looks better now and it has also new features. The developers added a switchable filter type to the high filter in Reverb’s diffusion network. You can choose between a one-pole lowpass filter or a low-shelf filter.
The tuner device now includes three new options for note spellings. You can access a menu with these options when you right-click anywhere within Tuner’s UI: Sharps (C#), Flats (D♭), Sharps and Flats (C#/D♭).
Then, you benefit from improvements in the capture MIDI functionality. So the capture results are no longer influenced by the song tempo set by the target track’s previous capture attempts. Plus, when Live’s transport is running, the Capture MIDI will keep longer phrases in captured clips. There are also updates for control surfaces, interfaces, Max for Live and more. Check the full changelog on the Ableton webpage.
macOS AUv3 Support
The next feature update will look different. Live 11.2 update will introduce AUv3 support, making iOS plugins available to music makers using Macs with Apple Silicon (M1…) chips. Currently, the feature is a bit buggy but once it works it could be something big for macOS users. So you can use iOS apps with AUv3 support, whether instrument or effect, in Ableton Live.
Condition, unfortunately, the developers have to agree to the AUv3 version for macOS. There aren’t that many at the moment. I hope that this step will encourage more developers to do this change. So also non iPad/iPhone users can download and use iOS AUv3 plugins from mac App Store. Means more sales for the developer.
Thanks, Ableton for the AUv3, that’s a big surprise. After the initial Logic Pro/Garageband/Mainstage 3 exclusivity, and Reaper, Ableton Live is now the third “DAW” to have the AUv3 format.
Ableton Live 11.2 is available as a free download as a public beta. The official release TBA.
More information here: Ableton
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