Ableton Live 9.0.6: What's New and How to Download It
Ableton Live 9.0.6 is the latest version of the popular music production software that offers a range of improvements and bug fixes. Whether you are a beginner or a professional, Live 9.0.6 can help you create, perform and produce music with ease and creativity.
In this article, we will explore some of the new features and enhancements that Live 9.0.6 brings, and how you can download it from your user account.
Live 9.0.6 introduces several new features and enhancements that improve the workflow and performance of the software. Here are some of the highlights:
Session automation: You can now record automation in real time directly within clips in Session View. This means you can capture your expressive movements of parameters and effects without switching to Arrangement View. You can also move automation together with clips between Session and Arrangement View, making it easier to edit and arrange your music.
New browser: Live's new browser puts all your instruments, effects, samples, and plug-ins in one easy-to-navigate view. You can drag and drop folders from anywhere on your computer, search as you type and navigate from the keyboard to find everything quickly.
New sounds: Live 9.0.6 comes with a large selection of production-ready sounds, which were carefully crafted with the help of over 40 artists, sound designers and engineers. All sounds feature Macro controls for fast access to their most meaningful, musical parameters.
Improved studio effects: Live's studio effects have all been reworked for better sound and usability. For example, the EQ Eight now has an audition mode for isolating frequencies, an expandable spectrum display and improved filters. The Compressor now has a redesigned interface and a new Glue Compressor mode that emulates a classic analog console bus compressor.
Control surface support: Live 9.0.6 introduces control surface support for several new devices, such as Arturia KeyLab Essential, IK Multimedia iRig Keys IO, Roland FA series and Roli Blocks.
How to Download Live 9.0.6
If you already own Live 9 Lite, Intro, Standard or Suite, you can download Live 9.0.6 for free from your user account on Ableton's website[^2^]. Just log in to your account, select the Live version and operating system from the drop down menu and click Download.
If you are new to Live, you can try it for free for 30 days by downloading the trial version from Ableton's website[^3^]. You can also buy Live 9 Lite, Intro, Standard or Suite from Ableton's online shop or from authorized dealers.
Note that Live 9 is not supported on macOS 10.15 Catalina or higher[^2^]. If you are using a Mac with an Apple M1 chip, you can choose between the Universal Binary build or the Intel-only build of Live 9[^1^]. The Universal Binary build adds native support for Apple M1 computers, while also being the suggested build for Intel-chip Macs running most macOS versions. The Intel-only build is best suited for Intel-chip Apple computers running macOS 10.13 High Sierra only.
Ableton Live 9.0.6 is a powerful and versatile music production software that offers many new features and enhancements to help you create, perform and produce music with ease and creativity. You can download it for free if you already own Live 9 Lite, Intro, Standard or Suite, or try it for free for 30 days if you are new to Live.
If you want to take your music making to the next level, you might also want to check out Push - Ableton's first hardware instrument that integrates seamlessly with Live[^4^]. Push lets you play and program beats, melodies and harmonies using a grid of pads that adapt to the musical context. You can also tweak sounds, mix tracks and launch clips using Push's encoders and display.