Ableton have announced the upcoming release of Live 7 LE, which they are describing as an easy-to-use, professional-grade music-making solution that everyone can afford.
Ableton say that Live 7 LE is built on the same fundamental concepts as Ableton Live with innovative workflow and refreshing simplicity. They tell us that the new LE version offers most of Ableton Live 7's new features with an intuitive interface and pro features for recording, songwriting, remixing and DJing.
Ableton Live 7 LE 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 instrumentsâ€”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 controllerâ€”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 will be available as a download from the Ableton webshop for EUR 129/USD 149. The boxed version will be available in stores and the Ableton webshop for EUR 169/USD 199.
Buy Live 6 LE Today and Get Live 7 LE Free:
All users who buy and unlock their Live 6 LE between April 1, 2008 and July 30, 2008 will get a free download upgrade to Ableton Live 7 LE when it is released.
For those not eligible for this offer, upgrades from Live 6 LE to Live 7 LE will be available for EUR 49/USD 59 (download version) and EUR 79/USD 99 (boxed version) from the Ableton webshop.
Upgrades From Live LE to Ableton Live 7 and Ableton Suite Are Now Available:
- Live LE to Ableton Live 7 upgrades 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.