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THE BROWSER, COLLECTIONS AND FILE HANDLING IN ABLETON LIVE 10

Live 10’s deep refresh includes improvements and enhancements concerning how it handles samples, projects, presets, and Live Packs. Martin Delaney reveals how to make the most of these new features…

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We’ve already covered the most prominent features in Live 10, starting with the new and updated devices, then the more workflow-based changes and improvements in the Arrangement View. Following on from that, there’s a surprising amount to talk about in the nuts ’n’ bolts world of file management. This is the stuff that you use every time you’re working with Live. I totally get the need to add new instruments and effects, but if all Ableton had done for this release was refine the workflow and keep everything stable, I’d be content. For example, Live 10 opens and closes projects (and their sample content in particular) faster… That’s the kind of improvement that gives you back hours of your life, over time, and will be particularly appreciated by live performers.

The new colour-coded Collections are a great new option for finding and organising content. All you have to do is drag anything to your chosen Collection, and when you click on the Collection next time, there it is. You can add something to more than one Collection, by the way. You can rename and even hide them – or some of them – if you want to.

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Now settled into 2018 we look ahead to the future of music. With NAMM 2018 behind us we had a chance to ponder on the many new and exciting pieces of tech we saw and their impact on music creation. In this issue, we bring you our annual show report, containing info on all the latest tech that you can expect to get your hands on in 2018. In keeping with the ‘future’ theme, our lead interview highlights the work of the legendary technological pioneers at the Bell Labs and their collaboration with artist Beatie Wolfe. Their augmented reality, 3D work Raw Space reimagines the album as a multi-sensory, immersive experience. We also speak to Aki Mäkivirta from Genelec about the advanced tech at the heart of the award-winning The Ones monitors. Elsewhere this issue, we have a guide to taking your mixes to the stage, our usual tips and tutorials and an expanded reviews section. We hope you enjoy the issue…