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Ableton Announces Free OSX Update for Live

Ableton, an innovative Berlin-based music software company, announced at MacWorld a free update of LIVE for Mac OSX. LIVE is a new audio sequencer that 1/10/2002 7:00 AM Eastern

Ableton, an innovative Berlin-based music software company,announced at MacWorld a free update of LIVE for Mac OSX. LIVE is a newaudio sequencer that is designed specifically for live performance.

"Due to its stability and low-latency audio streaming solutions forthe production and processing environment, OSX is ideal for real-time,performance-oriented applications such as LIVE," commented GerhardBehles, founder and CEO of Ableton. "We are excited to pioneer thisinnovative development with Apple."

Features include:

  • Sound files are time-stretched and compressed in real time, whilebeing read from the hard disk. Even long recordings with unstabletempos play in perfect sync with the current session tempo or anexternal clock soure.

  • User can record, loop, effect, resample and launch sounds withoutstopping the music.

  • Ability to jam live, log the action and edit afterward

  • Play arbitrary samples in sync with song tempo

  • Stretch and pitch audio while playing from disk

  • Assemble chains of fully automatable Live effects and VSTplug-ins

  • Control every function with hotkeys and MIDI

LIVE is currently available in the U.S. from Midiman dealers www.midiman.com for aMSRP U.S. $299.95. For more, visit www.ableton.com.