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Live 2.1 Available in Late July

Ableton's Live 2.1 update is a free downloadable update for Live 2 users and will be available for Windows, Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X. In addition to many 7/16/2003 8:00 AM Eastern

Ableton's Live 2.1 update is a free downloadable update for Live 2 users and will be available for Windows, Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X.

In addition to many small improvements, Live 2.1 will include these new features: Under Mac OS X, Live 2.1 can connect via ReWire to Pro Tools, Digital Performer, Cubase, Nuendo and Logic. This upgrade completes Live's full ReWire implementation as a ReWire master and ReWire slave application under Windows, Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X; and Live 2.1 includes Direct I/O support, offering integration with the complete range of Digidesign audio hardware; on the Macintosh, Live 2.1 now reads samples in Sound Designer II format.

Live 2.1 will be available online at www.ableton.com. For those who are interested, Ableton invites you to participate in the public beta testing, which is available at www.ableton.com/beta. The public beta is available to everyone, even if you are not a Live user.