Ableton offer a Christmas gift of two Live Packs for Live users 23/12/10
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Bubbling over with holiday mirth, we say thanks for a great year with two free Live Packs.
Whether you've been naughty or nice, to show our gratitude for a rockin' 2010, we are stuffing stockings with two free Live Packs. 'Tis the season and a new Pack from Everett Bradley will have you and yours pop locking around the Christmas tree with a funk-filled take on Tschaikovsky's Nutcracker. We are also happy to pass along a Live Pack gift from Wires.Under.Tension's Christopher Tignor. Christopher has put together a set of string-based loops dashed with a little Bronx-flavored hip-hop.
We wish everyone a very happy holiday season and look forward to a tuned up 2011.
"Happy Holidays my brothers and sisters. In this package, my keyboard player and arranger Daniel Mintseris and I have created a very special funky gift for you. From my new holiday/funk album HOLIDELIC, I've taken Peter Tschaikovsky's "The Nutcracker-Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies" and served it up with a side of funk. This track is deliciously renamed "Sugar Rump Fairies."
"Experimenting with the violin loops... and subjecting them to some automated transformations, a sort of neo hip-hop flavor fell out... The core sounds of the band then all found their way in: digitally extended glockenspiel melodies, punchy brass hits and even some overdriven clavinet."
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