Ableton introduce a Lite version for beginners 22/08/07
Ableton has announced the release of Live 6 LE, a new member of the Ableton product line that they say makes Live's unique, inspiring workflow available to beginning and hobbyist musicians. The believe that Live 6 LE is a first step into the world of computer music that anyone can afford - an easy to use, professional-grade music-making solution for recording, songwriting, producing, remixing and DJing.
Live 6 LE is built on the same fundamental concepts as Live 6. Offering most of Live's pro features, Ableton say that the LE version gives musicians hassle-free access to tools that will help shape their musical ideas into creative works. Features
Studio-quality recording up to 32-bit/192 kHz
Sixty-four audio tracks and unlimited MIDI tracks per project
More than twenty built-in audio effects, including a host of creative delays, filters, distortions, studio compressors and EQs*
Two software instrumentsâ€”Simpler for creative sample-based synthesis, and Impulse for dynamic, sampled drums*
Support for VST and AU effects and instruments*
Real-time time-stretching and warping of AIFF, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC and MP3 files for DJing and instant remixing
Multicore and multiprocessor support
Sampled instruments: Essential Instruments Collection LE Edition by SONiVOX (boxed version only)
Loops and construction kits: Unnatural Selection by Puremagnetik (boxed version only)
A wide selection of presets for Live 6 LE's instruments and effects
Extensive built-in step-by-step tutorials
* Live 6 LE is limited to twelve simultaneous built-in audio effects, eight built-in instruments, two AU/VST effects and two AU/VST instruments per project.
Pricing and Availability:
Live 6 LE is available right now at stores and the Ableton webshop for EUR 169/USD 199 (boxed version).
The download version is available from the Ableton webshop for EUR 129/USD 149.
Live 6 LE users who wish to purchase Live 6 will soon have the opportunity to upgrade at a special discount.