M-Audio will host a press conference unveiling Live 4, Ableton’s most significant release to date, at 11:00 am on Friday, July 23 (Booth #234). At this announcement, Ableton co-founder and CEO Gerhard Behles will demonstrate and discuss Live 4’s new functionality and feature set before answering questions from the audience. All attendees will receive a complimentary Ableton messenger bag filled with Live 4 demo CDs and more.
Live 4 extends Live’s real-time music-making approach to the complete range of today’s music-production techniques. In Live 4, users will find a fresh and inspiring approach to MIDI sequencing, pattern recording, drag-and-drop sampling, virtual instruments and MIDI hardware support. Ableton has also made substantial extensions and enhancements to existing functionality, including such features as swing/groove for audio and MIDI clips, a powerful new channel-routing scheme, simplified recording, sample reverse and several exciting new creative options for the Session View.
“In creating Live 4, we faced the challenge of adding our most requested features while keeping Live simple, solid and inspiring to use,” says Behles. “The new functionality simultaneously widens Live’s scope and strengthens the qualities that make the program stand out. We would like to express our gratitude to the Live users who urged us to make this happen, and to make it happen in the right way.”
“Ableton has made this bold program even better,” says Adam Castillo, M-Audio marketing director. “With the added MIDI functionality, Live provides a really fresh way to produce music. And other enhanced features take this widely-recognized performance tool to entirely new heights, on stage and in the studio.”
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