Ableton introduces Live 6 LE

ableton live 6 le music making

Step into computer-based music with more fun and less hassle. Live 6 LE provides a simple interface and the pro-level features you need for recording, songwriting, producing, remixing and DJing.

The Live Concept

Live offers two main views—the Session View and the Arrangement View—that interact in a powerful and unique way, allowing you to create, produce and perform your music all in a single application.

Live 6 LE Features

* 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*
* Includes two software instruments—Simpler for creative sample-based synthesis, and Impulse for dynamic, sampled drums*
* Supports VST and AU effects and instruments*
* Real-time time-stretching and warping of AIFF, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC and MP3 files for DJing and instant remixing
* Tweak Live's controls in real time with any MIDI controller—just MIDI-map it or choose from a list of popular supported controllers for instant mapping
* Multicore and multiprocessor support
* All editing of your musical creations is nondestructive, so you can experiment without worries
* Single-screen user interface for simple, creativity-focused operation

Also Includes

* Sampled Instruments: Essential Instruments Collection LE Edition by SONiVOX (boxed version only)
* Loops and construction kits: Unnatural Selection by Puremagnetik (boxed version only)
* A wide selection of presets for Live 6 LE's instruments and effects
* Extensive built-in step-by-step tutorials
* Printed reference manual in English, Spanish, French, German or Japanese (boxed version only)
* Localized software menus, tutorials, and PDF reference manuals available in English, Spanish, French, German and Japanese

* Live LE is limited to twelve simultaneous built-in audio effects, eight built-in instruments, two AU/VST effects and two AU/VST instruments per project. For a feature comparison of Live 6 LE and the full version of Live, please check this chart.

System Requirements

Any G3 or faster (G5 or Intel-Mac recommended)
512 MB RAM (1 GB recommended)
Mac OS X 10.2.8 (10.4 or later recommended)
DVD-ROM drive

1.5 GHz CPU or faster
512 MB RAM (1 GB recommended)
QuickTime 6.4 or higher recommended
Windows 2000/Windows XP/Windows Vista
Windows-compatible sound card (ASIO driver support recommended)
DVD-ROM drive

Price: $199 / Download: 149 dollar