Ableton Live 10 Announced!


Ableton Live 10 has Been Announced!

If you haven’t heard, Ableton Live 10 was announced today. Woot!

Create bolder sounds with Live’s new devices. Stay in the flow with a multitude of workflow improvements. Do even more away from the computer with Push. Build your sound with a curated library. And get the unlimited potential of Max for Live, seamlessly built in.

Live 10 will be available in early 2018.

Here is an intro video from Ableton (which was posted this morning and has already creased 52k views).

On Spending Time with the Beta

I’ve been a part of the beta program for a few weeks and find the update to be quite transformative – so much so I find it quite difficult to revert back to 9. I’ve already got a lot of hours into tracks with Wavetable, Echo, Pedal, Drum Bus and all the other new features.

Two quick features I want to point out are Capture and Device Visualizations on Push 2. I use Capture constantly (video).

I’ve come to think of Push 2 as my instrument, and the new device visualizations make it even more so (video).

Wrap Your Head Around Live 10

There is already some great coverage of “what’s new” and some “how-to” videos are already emerging from some of my Ableton Certified Instructor friends. So rather than repeating what’s already been said I’ll offer a few links to help you wrap your head around Live 10.

What’s New

  • Ableton’s Live 10 Page – Ableton has done a great job creating text and video walk-throughs. If you want to know ALL the new features that have been added (so far) go all the way to the bottom of the page. There is an accordion there where you expand each type of update.
  • Create Digital Music: “Ableton Live 10 in depth: hands-on impressions, what’s new” – Nice article with additional notes and analysis on the update.



The timing of the beta for me couldn’t be better for me as 1) I’m back in the the studio working on new tracks and 2) I’m working on a big refresh of my live performance multimedia set which has always been Ableton eccentric. I’ll be using Live 10 from here on out for these projects and I’m excited to share some insights I discover along the way.

Watch for original posts on my journey with Live 10 as well as posts passing along other resources I discover along the way via my category “Live 10″.

Mark Mosher
Composer, Synthesist, Electronic Musician, Multimedia Artist
Boulder, CO


Ableton Push Tip: How to Toggle Fixed Full Velocity for Pads


I switched to Ableton Push as my primary controller four years ago then upgraded to Push 2 in 2015. It’s become my primary “instrument”. I love the pad sensitivity. However sometimes after a long day of typing at work, I want to play music without piling on repetitive strain. And sometimes I want to record full velocity then go back in an edit velocities after-the-fact.

Luckily, Ableton has provided a simple way to to toggle fixed using the “Accent” key.

The pads are velocity sensitive, but if you want to temporarily override the velocity sensitivity, press the Accent button. When Accent is enabled, all played or step-sequenced notes will be at full velocity (127), regardless of how hard you actually tap the pads.


Enable Accent to Play or Record at Full Velocity.


Note, when you toggle accent, the accent button will blink.

Mark Mosher
Composer, Synthesist, Electronic Musician, Multimedia Artist


Isotonik Studios Max for Live Generative Sequencers Arcade Series Returns

I’m a huge fan of Isotonik Studio’s work so I was happy to see The Arcade Series Returns. I’ll hopefully have time to dig into these sequencers soon – so for now, I’m spreading the word on a what looks to be a very cool set of Max for Live devices.

The Arcade Series Returns is a set of four MaxforLive Generative Sequencers based on Classic Arcade Games, plug in your controller (with support for Push 1 & 2, LaunchPad & Maschine JAM) and get creative…

Consisting of four MaxforLive generative sequencers, the Arcade Series Returns can help defeat writers block or be the beginning of that inspirational piece of music. Each device is fully compatible and controllable with 8×8 grid based controllers Push 1, Push 2, Launchpad MINI, MK1, MK2 & PRO and the Native Instruments Maschine Jam.

Check out this intro video. More details and videos here

Mark Mosher
Synthesist, Producer, Composer, Improvisational Musician & Visualist
Founder Modulate This! Blog & The Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup