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Briefly: Ableton's Live 9.1, Motrr's Bluetooth Galileo robotic dock

updated 11:29 am EST, Thu November 21, 2013

Live 9.1 features simultaneous windows for improved workflow, new rendering algorithm

Ableton has announced the release of the latest version of the company's flagship music software, Live 9.1. Designed for music composition and editing, Live provides users with instruments, sounds, kits and loops for creating music, as well as many effects for processing and tweaking recordings. Live 9.1 offers new displays, improved sound, and the ability to record automation into clips and edit automation with curves. Now featuring dual monitor support, Live 9.1 can run multiple windows on one monitor, or across two.

For users of Ableton's Push -- an instrumental device that can create rhythms and melodies with varying velocity and pressure on its buttons -- version 9.1 introduces new melodic step-sequencing capabilities. Live's new rendering algorithm also now achieves higher quality audio when exporting from higher to lower sample rates. A free update for current users of Live 9, new users can try the software as a 30-day trial, and purchase one of three tiers of the software, starting at $80 (with holiday sale pricing).

Motrr releases Bluetooth version of Galileo robotic dock

Following a successful Kickstarter campaign for its original 30-pin model, Motrr has announced that its Bluetooth version of the Galileo robotic dock is now shipping. Compatible with the latest iPhones as well as iPhone 4s and iPod touch (5th generation), Galileo is a 360-degree rotational platform that third party app developers can build upon to create video conferencing uses, time lapse photography, remote monitoring and more. Currently available aps that work with the Galileo include AirBeam and Presence, which turn an iPhone or iPod touch into a real-time monitoring system that can be streamed on a secondary device. Available for $150, the Motrr Galileo -- in Bluetooth and 30-pin versions -- can be purchased online.

by MacNN Staff



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