Music software can make you feel good. Music software can also make you feel almost guilty. And sometimes that makes you feel good.

David Abravanel takes the updated Live 9.5 Instant Haus device (in Max Essentials) for a test drive, in combination with Simpler’s new slicer mode. Somehow, no one has done a video on this yet – maybe because they don’t want you to see how easy is to make breaks. With Instant Haus’ new pattern options for breakbeat-style sequencing, it’s crazy easy. That’s also a chance to show off the extra-gritty new modeled-analog filters.

And if you’re thinking this could be a way to breathe new life into old clips, you’re right


I could imagine this being creatively abused for a variety of genres, too. I know I’ll be playing with it.

For our full review of Live 9.5’s new stuff, see:
Here are the best new features in Ableton Live 9.5

And for the review of the new Ableton Push hardware (“Push 2”):
Ableton Push 2 Hands-on Review