Making its debut at this year's Summer NAMM, Ableton Live 4 is now available. Live 4 extends real-time music composition to MIDI sequencing, virtual instrument hosting and drag-and-drop sampling. A free demo version of Live 4, along with a Live 4 tour and tutorial movies, can be found at www.ableton.com.
Ableton Live 4 retails for $499; upgrades from any full version of Live (1, 2 or 3) to Live 4 are $119 (download only) or $149 (boxed version). Customers who purchased Live 3, or an upgrade to Live 3, after May 15, 2004, are eligible for a discounted upgrade to Live 4 for $49 (download) or $79 (boxed).