Ableton has announced version 9.5 update for Live, which will be free for all users.
The big news for Live 9.5 is the redesigned Simpler. Live's simple sampler has been given a complete overhaul. The standout features are; a new interface, warping and slicing capabilities, and new analogue-modeled filters.
Featuring analogue-style characteristics such as self-resonance, the filters have been developed by Cytomic and will be included in Simpler, Sampler, Operator, and Auto Filter.
Further additions include three new instruments in Max for Live. The new synthesizers are Bass, a monosynth designed for bass sounds; Poli, a polyphonic synth that excels at strings, pads, and stabs; and Multi, a synth designed for immediate tweakability from Push.