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Ableton Live 8 - Music Production Software - Educational Discount (5-Station Pack)

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Product Highlights

  • Real-time Audio/MIDI Production
  • Unlimited Audio Tracks
  • Unlimited MIDI Tracks
  • Groove Engine
  • Looper
  • Additional Effects
  • Essential Instrument Collection 2
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows XP/Vista
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Live 8 from Ableton is music production software that provides the ability to spontaneously compose, record, remix, improvise and edit musical ideas in a seamless audio/MIDI environment. The software integrates loop-based and linear production methods, includes unique virtual instruments and effects and presents them together in a single interface.

Enhancements to Live 8 include a Groove Engine that can apply groove patterns in real time, extract grooves from audio or MIDI sources, quantize audio and MIDI in real time, and also comes with a new groove library. Warp Mode has been enhanced to allow adjusting the events themselves directly on the timeline. An integrated Looper delivers classic tape style sound-on-sound looping with one-touch operation. An optional footswitch allows for remote operation of the module. Multiple Loopers can run simultaneously without any synchronization issues.

Live 8 includes 5 new effects - Vocoder, Multiband Dynamics, Overdrive, Limiter and Frequency Shifter. Workflow enhancements include real-time crossfades in the Arrangement view, a MIDI editor that features step recording and editing improvements, and track grouping, among many other workflow improvements.

Note: This package is an educational discount that requires proof of current educational status and includes FIVE licenses.

Live 8
  • Multi-track recording up to 32-bit/192kHz
  • Complete nondestructive editing with unlimited undo
  • Powerful and creative MIDI sequencing of software and hardware instruments
  • Real-time time-stretching and warping of AIFF, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC and MP3 files, for improvisation and instant remixing
  • Provides the ability to "Freeze" tracks to conserve CPU resources. The tracks can still be edited while frozen, including automation, cut, copy, paste, duplicate and trim
  • A comprehensive selection of built-in audio effects, including a host of creative delays, filters, distortions, studio compressors and EQs
  • Groove patterns can be applied to any audio or MIDI clips in real time. Change the feel of the whole piece or just selected clips
  • Extract groove patterns from any audio or MIDI source to build a custom groove library from favorite tracks
  • Intuitive warping allows for adjusting events on the timeline instead of stretching and squeezing the timeline around the events
  • Live analyzes and assigns handles to the transients in audio files automatically
  • Looper brings the creative power of classic, tape based sound-on-sound looping
  • Provides instrument, drum and effect racks for creating and managing complex performance setups, drum kits and multi-effects
  • VST and Audio Units effects and instruments support plus automatic plug-in delay compensation
  • REX file support and native sliced audio file creation
  • Video import and export for scoring to picture or warping picture to music
  • Real-time control of parameters with any MIDI controller
  • Full ReWire support
  • Multi-core and multi-processor support
Essential Instrument Collection 2
  • Multi-gigabyte library of meticulously sampled and selected instruments created in cooperation with SONiVOX and Chocolate Audio
  • Offers a choice selection of acoustic and electric pianos, guitars, bass, drums, orchestral strings, brass, woodwinds and more
  • All instruments are meticulously multi-sampled in a variety of velocities and articulations
  • All instruments are perfectly integrated into Ableton Live's workflow
  • All instruments take advantage of SmartPriming, a resource-efficient sample engine, allowing users to work with an impressive number of instruments by off-loading unused samples in a particular instrument
  • Each instrument includes both a version for high-quality production and a version for CPU conservation
System Requirements
Mac G4/G5 1.25GHz or faster (Intel Mac recommended)
OS X 10.4.11 (10.5 or later recommended)
1GB RAM (2GB recommended)
QuickTime recommended
DVD-ROM drive
15GB free hard drive space if installing Essential Instrument Collection 2
PC 1.5GHz Pentium IV or Celeron compatible CPU or faster (multi-core CPU recommended
Windows XP or Vista
1GB RAM (2GB recommended)
QuickTime recommended
Windows-compatible soundcard (preferably with an ASIO driver)
DVD-ROM drive
15GB free hard drive space if installing Essential Instrument Collection 2
Ableton Live 8 - Music Production Software - Educational Discount (5-Station Pack)
  • Essential Instrument Collection 2
  • Loops and Construction Kits
  • Built-in Step-by-Step Tutorials
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