Ableton Live 5 (Mac / Win)
Ableton Live is the music-production solution that allows you to spontaneously compose, record, remix, improvise and edit your musical ideas. Live brings your acoustic, electronic and virtual instruments, as well as your digital audio recordings, together in a single interface with unparalleled ease of use. In the end, Live lets you focus on what really matters: your music. Perform real-time sonic surgery on your sounds. Draw melodies, rhythms and effects changes onto loops and samples while they play. Play your sequencer like an instrument on stage or in the studio.
Live's specialty is composition by improvisation. Record musical ideas, combine or create new songs, and compose on the fly. Live captures your every move for later refinement and editing. Live offers complete multitrack recording and editing for any acoustic source, hardware synthesizer or software instrument.
Live can manage any number of audio and MIDI inputs and outputs, making it the hub of your musical studio. VST, Audio Units and ReWire support allow you to use your favorite effects and software instruments. Flexible and intuitive signal routing for audio and MIDI gives you the room to experiment with your signal flow in creative ways. Layer instruments, submix tracks, record the signal from any track or group of tracks.
Live combines the versatility of a classic sequencer with the spontaneity of a groove box. Create drum machine-style grooves using Live's Impulse drum sampler and real-time pattern sequencing. However you prefer to create rhythms, be it through MIDI input, loop overdubbing or drawing patterns, Live keeps you grooving.
Drag and drop sounds into Impulse and start building patterns. Impulse provides filtering, time-stretching and powerful dynamic control over the sonic characteristics of your sounds. Feeling a groove but no MIDI controller at hand? Simply use the computer keys to trigger your samples and record your groove.
Instantly combine jazz with house with hip hop with soul... Live synchronizes it all in real time. This year, 58 international magazines voted Live as the best DJ tool on the market.
What's new in version 5:
DAW Features. Live 5 includes advanced and creative DAW features to satisfy any audio professional like clip Freeze, plug-in delay compensation, launchable Arrangement locators and Mackie Control support.
Remix Features. Get ready to remix! Live 5 includes a host of new remix-minded features, assuring instant remix and mash-up gratification. MP3 support, automatic tempo-matching, Complex Warp Mode and the new clip transport make remixing a breeze.
Organizational Tools. Never lose ideas again! Live 5 features simple tools for saving, previewing and accessing any idea on your hard drive. Explore the new "Live Clip" file format, better browsing, new preset management, Device Groups and the new library.
Instruments and Effects. Live 5 introduces a selection of innovative new devices, bringing even more creative possibilities. Check out Beat Repeat, Phaser, Flanger, Auto Pan, Saturator, Arpeggiator and the updated Simpler.
Live 5 also brings countless improvements to existing features; for instance, you can change the properties of multiple clips at once, resize and minimize the width of tracks in the Session View, use right-click context menus for most functions and use a count-in for recording. Version 5 is even easier to learn thanks to a new set of lessons and an improved lesson reader.
Ableton Live 5 (Mac / Win)