Ableton Live 8 Recording SoftwareAbleton Live 8 Music Production Software is revolutionary software that allows you to spontaneously compose, record, remix, improvise and edit your musical ideas in a seamless audio/MIDI environment.
The winner of countless industry awards, Live integrates loop-based and linear production methodologies, including unique virtual instruments and effects, together in a single interface for unparalleled creative freedom.
Additional features in Live 8 include Movie Import, Deep Freeze editing technology, multicore/multiprocessor support, upgraded Ableton Devices, project management tools, and a comprehensive collection of instruments sampled at supreme fidelity. Live 8 is a complete music production system and also works perfectly with Pro Tools M-Powered. If you haven't experienced Live 8, you owe it to yourself to see what all the buzz is about. Your music will never be the same.
Ableton Live Version 8Version 8 enhances the Ableton vision of creative, real-time digital music with a wealth of various techniques, effects and most-wanted workflow improvements.
- Multicore/multiprocessor support multiplies Live's processing power on Macs and PCs
- Movie Import feature including warping sound to picture
- Instrument and Effect Racks multiply the creative power of Live's devices and any plug-ins
- Deep Freeze allows you to edit tracks even while they're frozen
- Improved Devices let you shape sound with precision and add warmth and dirt
- Project management tools insure you stay on top of the creative chaos
- Essential Instrument Collection with comprehensive collection of instruments sampled at supreme fidelity
- Complete or track-wise merging of Live sets
- Stretch markers to proportionally scale durations and start times of notes in the MIDI Editor
- Copying and pasting for Warp Markers
- Easier Warp Marker manipulations for multitrack recordings
- Multi-destination MIDI and key mappings, with each mapping able to have its own range and polarity
- Option to define any locator or the loop start as the song start point
- Browser able to display file type, size and modification date
Groove EngineGroove patterns can add life and swing to straight sequences. Live 8's groove engine lets you apply groove patterns in real time, extract grooves from audio or MIDI sources, quantize audio and MIDI in real time. It also comes with a groove library.
Warping EngineLive 8 introduces a more direct way of working with warping and some important Warp Mode enhancements. You can now warp audio events by adjusting the events themselves on the timeline. Beats Mode has been updated, and there's a Complex Warp Mode. Plus you can slice audio files to MIDI tracks based on transients.
LooperA much-requested feature, the Ableton Looper effect gives you classic sound-on-sound looping without the limitations of a hardware device. Looper is set up for remote operation, so you can record, overdub, undo and more without touching the computer.
EffectsLive 8 includes five powerful effects: Vocoder, Multiband Dynamics, Overdrive, Limiter and Frequency Shifter. These effects cover all the well-known aspects of these devices, but really shine due to some innovative features and enhancements from the Ableton labs.
Workflow EnhancementsVersion 8 makes Live easier with a number of most-wanted enhancements and some deceptively simple detail work including real-time crossfades in the Arrangement View, enhanced MIDI editing, group tracks, a screen magnifier and more.
Ableton Suite 8Ableton Suite 8 is a package which gives you a rich world of sound, perfectly complementing the tools and features in Live 8. Suite 8 provides all the instruments a musician could hope for, including a wide range of synths, a powerful sampler, electric and acoustic drums, mallets, numerous sampled instruments: 10 instruments in all. Here's what's you'll find in Suite 8.
World-class libraryAbleton Suite 8's library completely surpasses everything that Ableton has ever offered before. With the creative professional in mind, Ableton has put together a well-balanced and comprehensive tool set and, above all, a wide-ranging set of beautiful sounds.
CollisionCollision is a unique instrument for authentic mallet sounds and creative percussion. Co-developed with AAS, it uses physical modeling technology to reproduce real-world instruments such as xylophones, marimbas and glockenspiels, but also provides enough depth to create dramatic instruments and sounds.
Latin PercussionLatin Percussion is a collection of acoustic percussion instruments such as congas, bongos, timbales, claves, shakers, tambourines and bells from the worlds of Brazilian, Afro-Cuban and African music. It also comes with clips and grooves, so you don't only get the drums, you also get the drummer.
More Operator, more powerOperator, Ableton's renowned do-it-all synthesizer, has been given a major overhaul. They opened up the hood, took a long hard look inside and did some serious hot-rod stuff. Creative filter types, more modulation routing options and additive wavetable synthesis with drawable partials make Operator more powerful and flexible than ever.