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Ableton Releases Live 7 LE

May 14, 2008

Live 7 LE is built on the same fundamental concepts as Ableton Live, the music production and performance solution that has won numerous awards for its innovative workflow and refreshing simplicity. Offering most of Ableton Live 7's new features, the LE version makes music-making fast, easy and fun.

Ableton Live 7 LE gives you an intuitive interface and pro features for recording, songwriting, remixing and DJing. It includes:

 *   Studio-quality recording up to 32-bit/192 kHz*

 *   Sixty-four audio tracks and unlimited MIDI tracks per project

 *   Powerful and creative MIDI sequencing for software instruments

 *   More than twenty built-in audio effects, including a host of creative delays, filters, distortions, studio compressors and EQs*

 *   Two software instruments-Simpler for creative sample-based synthesis, and Impulse for dynamic, sampled drums*

 *   VST and AU effects and instruments support; automatic plug-in delay compensation*

 *   Real-time time-stretching and warping of AIFF, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC and MP3 files for DJing and instant remixing

 *   Real-time tweaking of Live's controls with any MIDI controller-just MIDI-map it or choose from a list of popular supported controllers for instant mapping

 *   Single-screen user interface for simple, creativity-focused operation

 *   Multicore and multiprocessor support

 

*Live LE is limited to two simultaneous stereo audio inputs and outputs, twelve built-in audio effects, eight built-in instruments, two AU/VST effects and two AU/VST instruments per project.

Live 7 LE has everything you need to start making music, including:

 

 *   Sampled instruments: Essential Instrument Collection 2 LE Edition by SONiVOX and ChocolateAudio (boxed version only)

 *   Loops and construction kits by Puremagnetik (boxed version only)

 *   A wide selection of presets for Live LE's instruments and effects

 *   Extensive built-in step-by-step tutorials

 *   Printed reference manual in English

 *   Localized software menus, tutorials and PDF reference manuals available in English, Spanish, French, German and Japanese

 

Pricing and Availability
Live 7 LE is available as a download from the Ableton webshop for EUR 129/USD 149. The boxed version is available in stores and at the Ableton webshop for EUR 169/USD 199.

Upgrades from Live 6 LE to Live 7 LE are available for EUR 49/USD 59 (download version) and EUR 79/USD 99 (boxed version) from the Ableton webshop.

Upgrades from Ableton Live LE to Live 7 and Ableton Suite are available for EUR 299/USD 349 (download version) and EUR 329/USD 389 (boxed version). Upgrades to Ableton Suite start at EUR 539/USD 609.

For all available upgrade offers, please visit: http://www.ableton.com/upgrade.

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