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Ableton Live will remember your riffs if you forget to press record

Ableton Live will remember your riffs if you forget to press record
From Engadget - November 2, 2017

Aside from Live's double duty as performance and creation software, one of the biggest lures for budding producers is its workflow. Ableton designed Live to work on one screen, with clever shortcuts to jump between common tasks. Live 10 builds on that with new tools to do more with less. For starters, you can now edit multiple MIDI clips side by side, and zoom in for precision work with one key.

Most musicians have struggled with getting a part of their track just right. Currently, if you start playing a project back, you wo not hear MIDI instruments until the next note in the clip. This means if you start playback mid-note, you wo not hear it -- annoying for long strings sounds, for example. A new "Note chasing" feature solves that, meaning all notes will play even if halfway through. It's a low key change, but one that will please anyone who's heard the same part over and over again just to get to where you want to edit.

For those (like me) who seem to give their best performance while not recording, there's "Capture." It sounds similar to a feature in Apple's Logic Pro that remembers all MIDI input in the background, even if you are not recording. So, if you happen to play a killer riff along to a beat, but were not recording, Live will have snagged it anyway so you can retrieve it.

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