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Ableton Live 8 renews the core of Live with enhancements to the audio engine, new and improved devices, better MIDI timing and hardware integration. We have also included the most-requested features and much more. Version 7 marks the arrival of the new "Drum Rack" which streamlines beat production, bringing endless creative possibilities to beat lovers.
The Audio Sequencer That You Can Play Like An Instrument!
Ableton is proud to announce the release of Live 6, the team's biggest development effort since the initial release of Live in 2001. The version 6 feature set extends each aspect of Live - from creation to production to performance - while making the program easier and even more fun to use.
DAW Features. Live 6 includes advanced and creative DAW features to satisfy any audio professional. Read more about clip Freeze, plug-in delay compensation, launchable Arrangement locators and Mackie Control support. Details...
Remix Features. Get ready to remix! Live 6 includes a host of new remix-minded features, assuring instant remix and mash-up gratification. MP3 support, automatic tempo-matching, Complex Warp Mode and the new clip transport make remixing a breeze. Details...
Organizational Tools. Never lose ideas again! Live 6 features simple tools for saving, previewing and accessing any idea on your hard drive. Explore the new "Live Clip" file format, better browsing, new preset management, Device Groups and the new library. Details...
Instruments and Effects. Live 6 introduces a selection of innovative new devices, bringing even more creative possibilities. Check out Beat Repeat, Phaser, Flanger, Auto Pan, Saturator, Arpeggiator and the updated Simpler. Details...
Live 6 also brings countless improvements to existing features; for instance, you can change the properties of multiple clips at once, resize and minimize the width of tracks in the Session View, use right-click context menus for most functions and use a count-in for recording. Version 6 is even easier to learn thanks to a new set of lessons and an improved lesson reader.
Live is the only music production software with the "Session View": a unique grid for recording and playing musical ideas and phrases. The Session View is non-linear, so you can record and play back your ideas in any order you want. When you're working on a new track, this is a smart, flexible way to write and record. If you're performing music live, it gives you complete flexibility and freedom to improvise.
Live also has a second view: the "Arrangement View," a complete music production environment. This is the linear counterpart to the Session View and is well-suited to "traditional" recording, arranging and mixing. These two views interact with one another, each with its own strengths and intricacies. Both views are based on the single principle of creative, intuitive music-making.
Uninterrupted Creative Flow
Record perfectly cut loops on the fly, mix and match audio of any tempo, and add effects, all without ever stopping the music: Everything happens in real time. Follow your inspiration and use your time more creatively, instead of spending it converting sample rates, calculating tempos, editing loops and routing complicated effect chains. Live keeps the music flowing and gives you back your creative time.
For Beat Creators
Live's unique Drum Rack combines drag-and-drop simplicity in a familiar drum-centric pad interface with unprecedented depth and control. Each of the 128 drum pads can have its own instrument or sample and your choice of effects, and then appear in the Session mixer for easy mixing. Drum Racks even allow you to slice and dice loops and import REX format files.
Thanks to its unique real-time features, Live opens up entirely new worlds of creative expression. Mix any number of tracks and loops, remix on the fly, capture audio loops in real time from decks and other external sources, incorporate your own productions into the mix, and much more. Whether it's the center of your DJing rig or a creative addition to your existing setup, Live brings fresh possibilities to DJing.
Looping with Live
Not only for guitarists, the Ableton Looper gives you classic sound-on-sound looping without the limitations of a hardware device. Looper is set up for remote operation, so you can record, overdub, undo and more without touching the computer.
These are high-quality hardware controllers that were designed specifically for Ableton Live. These devices were co-developed by Ableton and feature two-way communication between the hardware and the software.
Launchpad is a dedicated controller for Ableton Live, co-developed by Novation and Ableton. Perfect for DJing, performing live or working in the studio, Launchpad features a multi-color, 64-button grid, control modes for the Session View and Live's mixer, two fully-programmable User Modes and dedicated scene-launch/function buttons. Despite the big grid, Launchpad is neat, compact and portable: 239 x 239 mm with a slim 24 mm profile and weighing only 717 g.