Ableton Live 11 beta: a closer look at the new comping and take recording feature

Ableton Live 11 has been unveiled, but it's currently in beta. We've had our funky mitts over it for a while and in the trusty hands of Adam, can show you some of the new features up close. 

In this first video, Adam takes a look at the comping and take recording function. Something that many have been calling for some time now and could be seen as the final link in the chain when compared with other DAWs, such as Cubase.

Live 11 can organise multiple passes of an audio or MIDI performance into individual takes. You can then blend the best elements of these takes to get your ‘perfect’ result. Relatedly, there’s also Linked-track editing, which, as it implies, enables you to link two or more tracks and edit their content simultaneously.

Ableton Live 11 won't actually hit the shelves until next year. However, all versions of Live 10 are currently available at a 20% discount (opens in new tab). Customers who buy Live 10 during this time will also get a free copy of Live 11 when it’s released in early 2021.

Ableton Live 10 Intro | £69 (opens in new tab)

Ableton Live 10 Intro | £69 £55 (opens in new tab)
Save 20% on Live 10 Intro, get a free upgrade to Live 11.
16 audio and MIDI tracks, 4 instruments and 1500+ sounds with single track comping and more coming in Live 11. 

Ableton Live 10 Standard | £319 (opens in new tab)

Ableton Live 10 Standard | £319 £255 (opens in new tab)
Save 20% on Live 10 Standard, get a free upgrade to Live 11.
Unlimited audio and MIDI tracks, 6 instruments and 1800+ sounds with Tempo Following and more coming in Live 11. 

Ableton Live 10 Suite | £539 (opens in new tab)

Ableton Live 10 Suite | £539 £419 (opens in new tab)
Save 20% on Live 10 Suite, get a free upgrade to Live 11.
17 instruments, 5000+ sounds, Max For Live with multi-track comping and more coming in Live 11. 

Simon Arblaster
Video Producer & Reviews Editor

I take care of the reviews on MusicRadar and Future Music magazine, though can sometimes be spotted in front of a camera talking little sense in the presence of real musicians. For the past 30 years, I have been unable to decide on which instrument to master, so haven't bothered. Currently, a lover of all things high-gain in the guitar stakes and never one to resist churning out sub-standard funky breaks, the likes of which you'll never hear.