Max 8.6: Samplers, gamepads, colors, Max for Live, and more

Cycling ’74’s Max 8.6 is out now, bringing a ton of fun, musical stuff to the open-ended music and media toolbox. That includes major updates for anyone working with Ableton Live, but plenty for everyone else, too. And if you’ve got a gamepad, you can plug that in and start playing right away.

Ableton’s Push 3 Upgrade Kit is now available; Push is “made to evolve”

Ableton has announced that their Upgrade Kit for Push 3 is now available. With the launch, they’ve also released two videos, covering the upgrade process and their approach to making their hardware upgradeable.

Peter Kirn - December 6, 2023

Live 12 will have an interactive companion site exploring tuning

Ableton Live 12 will ship with new integrated tuning support — but there’s more. An interactive website will explore the context and musical traditions behind some of those tunings, along with interactive tools for working with tuning and modes. Here’s a preview.

Peter Kirn - November 23, 2023

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