By Radim McCue Published November 8, 2009
Ableton has come a long way since 1999, and the company is taking the opportunity to look back on an exciting and successful ten years. The Ableton community has always played a key role; the company founders and staff would like to say thank you to all the musicians, producers, performers, DJs, artists, broadcasters, choreographers, engineers and visionaries who have joined the journey so far. Ableton looks forward to sharing the next ten years with this unusually talented, innovative, inspiring and ever-growing Ableton Live community.
To mark the occasion Ableton has put together a package of special offers, new products and birthday handouts. There's something for everyone, so join the party:
For Live 8 and Suite 8 users: Ableton is giving away 10 free Live Packs from Ableton artists - songs and sounds from 10 truly innovative artists including Múm, Apparat, Thavius Beck, Swayzak and Junie Morrison (formerly of the Ohio Players). These Live Packs are a rare opportunity to delve inside real songs by real artists and see how these guys work their Live mojo.
During Able10, Ableton Live 8 and Suite 8 are up to 20% cheaper. This discount offer applies to new licenses and upgrades, so both new and existing customers can benefit.
Other special offers include the introduction of Ableton Live Intro; a free upgrade to Intro for Ableton LE (light Edition) users; and other offers available at http://www.ableton.com/able10
Discount offers are valid from November 4, 2009 to January 15, 2010. Full terms and conditions for these offers are available on the Ableton website.
Ableton Live Intro provides the essentials of Ableton Live at a new low price. For both talented newcomers and seasoned professionals, Live Intro has got what it takes for writing songs, making beats, recording, remixing, DJing and performing music live on stage.
For those just starting out, Live Intro's fluid workflow, real-time audio manipulation and an impressive 7 GB audio content package provide a smart step into the world of music production and digital DJing.For established musicians and producers, Live Intro provides studio-quality sound and an opportunity to plug Live's renowned composition and performance features into any digital audio setup via ReWire. Live Intro is effectively a whole new way to write and perform for less than the price of a plug-in.
Key features include
*Multitrack recording up to 32-bit/192 kHz * Powerful and creative MIDI sequencing of software and hardware instruments * Advanced warping and real-time time-stretching * Nondestructive editing with unlimited undo * Supports AIFF, WAV, MP3, Ogg Vorbis and FLAC files * Full ReWire support; runs as Slave or Master * Top-grade content package with loops and beats from premium sound designers * 500 built-in Instrument Racks and Drum Racks plus Simpler (a sampler) and Impulse (a virtual drum machine) * 200 built-in audio and MIDI effects * Powerful groove engine; apply and extract grooves in real time * VST and AU support; automatic plug-in delay compensation * Simple MIDI mapping plus instant mapping for selected hardware * Single-screen user interface for simple, creativity-focused operation * Multicore and multiprocessor support
Live Intro includes 7GB of instruments, beats, and loops, song templates and built-in interactive lessons.
More information, including a detailed feature comparison between Live Intro and the full version of Ableton Live, is available at: http://www.ableton.com/live-intro
Live Intro is available as a boxed product and as a download from music retailers worldwide and in the Ableton web shop. Pricing is around USD 99/EUR 99.