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Article: Ableton Live 4 Loop-based Sequencer (sept 2004)



1.2. WHATıS NEW IN LIVE 4? 2
1.2 Whatıs New in Live 4?
1.2.1 MIDI Sequencing
- MIDI tracks and clips (see MIDI Clips and MIDI Files)
- MIDI recording (see Recording New Clips)
- Overdub MIDI pattern build-up (see Overdub Recording MIDI Patterns)
- MIDI note editing and drawing (see Editing MIDI)
- Instruments and MIDI effects (see Working with Instruments and Effects)
- MIDI file import (see MIDI Files) and export (see Exporting MIDI Files)
- MIDI notes can be generated by the computer keyboard (see Playing MIDI With the Computer
- MIDI clips can send bank and program changes (see Bank and Program Change)
1.2.2 Virtual Instruments and Plug-Ins
- Simpler, for sample-based sound creation (see Simpler)
- Impulse percussion sampler (see Impulse)
- VST and Audio Units instrument support (see Using Plug-Ins)
- Audio Units Plug-in effects supported (Mac OS X) (see Audio Units Plug-Ins)
- Improved plug-in window handling (see Showing Plug-In Panels in Separate Windows)
1.2.3 Routing, Monitoring and Recording
- New, flexible track routing and I/O (see Routing and I/O)
- Audio and MIDI input and output signals can be routed to and from tracks for submixes,
layering, etc. (see Internal Routings)
- Up to twelve sends/returns per Live Set (see Return Tracks and the Master Track)
- Simplified recording process (see Recording New Clips)
- Monitoring is managed in the track I/O section (see Monitoring)
1.2.4 Clip Properties
- New launch options allow for automatic jamming (see Follow Actions)
- Groove setting for MIDI and audio clips (see Groove)
- Reverse button for reversing samples (see Reversing Samples)
- The Clip View can be vertically resized for editing convenience
- Follow option acts on Clip View as well as on Arrangement View
- Easier warping for multitrack samples (see Replacing the Clipıs Sample)
1.2.5 Session View
- Session View scenes can store the tempo (see Tracks and Scenes)
- Session View scenes can be set up to advance automatically (see Tracks and Scenes)
1.2.6 Miscellaneous
- Loop/Region markers are selectable objects for editing convenience (see The Arrangement
- Working with the editing grid has been simplified (see Using the Editing Grid)
- Tracks can be created by dropping instruments, effects and files on empty mixer space (see
Audio and MIDI Tracks)
- New, integrated program lessons that cover the key features of Live (see Learn About Live)


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