Ableton Live 12.1 is now in Public Beta

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Ableton Live 12.1 is now in Public Beta

Ableton 12 Beta
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Live 12.1 adds Auto Shift, Drum Sampler, and more!

The Ableton Live 12.1 update brings significant additions and improvements to all Editions of Live, including Live Lite.

Auto Shift – real-time pitch tracking and correction device

Ableton Live 12.1 now puts real-time pitch correction within reach for anyone working with vocals. Select a scale, or define your own, to keep every note in tune with your track. Play and make harmonies from any monophonic signal using Auto Shift’s MIDI sidechain. Add vibrato, and modulate your sound using MPE or the device’s LFO.

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Drum Sampler – compact one-shot sampler with built-in effects

Beatmaking becomes more fluid with this small but mighty device. The new Drum Sampler presents all essential sampling controls for immediate manipulation – and pairs them with time stretch and looping modes, FM and ring modulation, and the ability to layer a sub oscillator or noise, add punch, or crush sounds with an 8-Bit mode.

Auto-tagging for all your samples

You can now search your entire user library faster with filters – and there’s no need to tag the samples yourself. Live 12.1 automatically assigns new tags to any sample in your library less than a minute long. VST3 plugins will also be assigned tags based on metadata.

Improved Limiter and Saturator

Limiter gets a complete overhaul – with a smoother release curve making for less distortion, better metering with the improved UI, and the addition of Mid/Side routing, True Peak, Soft Clip, and Maximize modes.

Along with a more focused front panel, Saturator sees the addition of a Bass Shaper curve ideal for low end processing. Drive 808 kicks and sub basses as hard as you like and let Saturator keep the frequencies in check.

For more, read the full list of Ableton Live 12.1 release notes here.