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Ableton have launched Ableton Live Intro
which they say gives you the essentials of Ableton Live at a great price.Here's all the details from them...
Whether you're a talented newcomer or a seasoned professional, Live Intro has got what you need for writing songs, making beats, recording, remixing, DJing and performing your music live on stage.
If you're just starting out, Live's fluid workflow, real-time audio manipulation and an impressive 7 GB audio content package provide a smart step into the world of music production and digital DJing. Start as you mean to go on.
For established DJs and producers, Intro provides studio-quality sound and an opportunity to plug Live's renowned composition and performance features into your current setup. A whole new way to write and perform for less than the price of a plug-in.
Start making music:
Get started quickly with intuitive composition tools, beats, samples, instruments and interactive lessons.
Enhance your studio setup:
Inject your sequencer with Ableton Live power via ReWire. Plus full AU and VST support, and up to 32-bit/192-kHz quality.
Play live on stage:
Perform, improvise and remix live: Intro plays like an instrument and it's completely stable.
DJs, get creative:
Enter the world of digital DJing or power-up your current DJ set with live remixing, effects and recording.
- Multitrack recording up to 32-bit/192 kHz
- Powerful and creative MIDI sequencing of software and hardware instruments
- Advanced warping and real-time time-stretching
- Nondestructive editing with unlimited undo
- Supports AIFF, WAV, MP3, Ogg Vorbis and FLAC files
- Full ReWire support; runs as Slave or Master
- Top-grade content package with loops and beats from premium sound designers
- 500 built-in Instrument Racks and Drum Racks plus Simpler (a sampler) and Impulse (a virtual drum machine)
- 200 built-in audio and MIDI effects
- New groove engine; apply and extract grooves in real time
- VST and AU support; automatic plug-in delay compensation
- Simple MIDI mapping plus instant mapping for selected hardware
- Single-screen user interface for simple, creativity-focused operation
- Multicore and multiprocessor support
Pricing and Availability:
- 7 GB of loops, instruments and beats (boxed version)
- 1 GB selection of loops, instruments and beats (download version -- a selection of content from the boxed version)
- Printed Getting Started Guide in English, French, German or Japanese (boxed version only)
- Built-in interactive lessons
- Practical "Construction Kits"
- Localized software menus, tutorials and PDF reference manuals in English, Spanish, French, German and Japanese
Ableton Live Intro is available as a boxed product (EUR 129/USD 139) and as a download version (EUR 99/USD 99). The download version includes less content than the boxed version.
Free for Ableton Live LE users.