Ableton has just released version 9.7 of its Live software which has fixed the minor bug issues of its predecessor and now has added features and major improvements for the company’s Push controller.

The new features of Live 9.7 should make music production with the controller much easier for users, and the sample slicing features enable users to chop beat divisions and regions. This allows more control over what part of the sample the user is playing. Users can also set slices manually.

The drum layout has also been chance with a mode featuring 16 set velocity levels that give users a shortcut and route to dynamic rhythms.

Owners of hardware synths can now route audio and MIDI to and from their devices straight from Push for sampling and re-sampling which makes things much speedier for people with a studio full of gear.

Live 9.7 improves control over visual feedback from Push and users now have the power to colour tracks, pads and clips however they want from the controller.

Other features include being able to colour code pads, clips and tracks from the hardware, record count in and alongside this knowing where you are in a clip is now visible during Push display.

The pad sensitivity has been updated so it now changes automatically depending on whether the user is playing percussive style or chords.

Ableton has made this software more accessible, providing high functionality as artists will now be able to engage more.

Live 9.7 is a free update for all owners of Live 9 giving users more versatility and allowing them to seamlessly beatchop.