"Ableton's Live 2.1 provides entirely new and creative ways to work with loop-based material, as well as cool beat warping and effects processing," says Dave Lebolt, general manager of Digidesign. "By combining the creative recording, editing, mixing and processing capabilities of Pro Tools with Live's world, streamed in via ReWire, you get a giant 'feel factory' to work with to create massive grooves and compositions. Any musician (me included) will be excited."
"We are excited to open up the world of Live to Digidesign's customers. ReWire provides a perfect link into the work flow of Pro Tools users, and Direct I/O connects Live to the finest pro audio hardware in the market place." says Gerhard Behles, CEO and founder of Ableton.
Many high profile musicians and artists use Live on stage or in studio production and have been eagerly awaiting the integration of Live, Pro-Tools and the Digidesign hardware. Here are some of their comments on the release of Live 2.1.