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Ableton - Live Intro - Music Production Software
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Product Highlights
  • Real-time Audio/MIDI Production
  • 64 Audio Tracks
  • Unlimited MIDI Tracks
  • Groove Engine
  • 2 Audio Inputs/Outputs
  • 8 Scenes Per Project
  • 7GB Loops, Instruments and Beats
  • No Video
  • Mac OS X
  • Windows XP/Vista
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Live Intro from Ableton is music production software that is based on the full version of Ableton Live, but at a greatly reduced price. Whether for a talented newcomer or a seasoned professional, Live Intro delivers the essential features needed for writing songs, making beats, recording and remixing, DJ'ing and performing music live on stage.

For those just starting out in digital audio, the software delivers fluid workflow, real-time audio manipulation and a 7GB audio content package that provide all the tools necessary to step into the world of music production and digital DJ'ing. For established DJs and producers, Intro provides studio-quality sound and an opportunity to add Live's composition and performance features into any current setup, for the price of a plug-in.

While Live Intro obviously isn't the same as Ableton Live or Ableton Suite, the company has made sure that the necessary limitations won't affect the sound or the quality of the music made with this software. The limitations are "quantitative" rather than "qualitative", with an audio track limit of 64 tracks with 2 effect sends per track, and a maximum of 12 Ableton effects and 8 instruments available in a single session. There is also no provision for working with video.

Key Features

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
Multi-core and multi-processor support

More Details

Create and Compose
  • Ableton Live Intro offers a unique, non-linear approach to songwriting and beatmaking
  • Record and sketch out ideas as they hit you, record different versions of a riff and select the best one later, try out new ideas, experiment and improvise
  • Intro's fluid workflow won't get in the way of your creativity
Freedom on Stage
  • When you're performing your music, Intro is stable and reliable
  • You're free to improvise, respond to the crowd and other musicians, re-work your songs, speed up, slow down and remix live in real-time
  • Intro plays just like a "real" instrument
  • Go beyond simple playback and be one of the band
Enhance Your DJ Sets
  • For DJs, Intro makes life easier and allows additional flexibility
  • Intro features BPM-based audio warping, automatic tempo-matching and it's easy to integrate your music library
  • Intro lets you go far beyond simply "spinning tunes" - creative effects, integrated sampling and live remixing tools let you get into the tracks on your set list and make them your own
Perfect Mixes
  • Record your DJ set live and open it up later as a multi-track session for fine-tuning, detailed editing and correcting any mistakes
  • Intro lets you capture the vibe of your performance and iron out the details giving you, your fans and your friends perfect mixes
Ultimate Remixes
  • It's simple to sync up audio files, loops and entire songs
  • Intro allows the most brutal tempo changes without sacrificing audio quality
  • Intro's effects provide an arsenal of sonic fireworks ranging from standard EQ techniques to serious audio manipulation, re-sampling and live remixing
Full ReWire Support
  • Inject your current sequencer with the best of Ableton Live via ReWire
  • Add Live's unique, non-linear recording and playback to Reason, Logic, Pro Tools, Cubase or your personal digital audio weapon of choice, and run a new way to compose and perform alongside the tools you know
  • Intro can be a ReWire Master or Slave, so your options are open
Loves Your Hardware
  • Intro, like all versions of Live, lets you plug in your hardware and get playing right away
  • Intro offers instant mapping for most popular controllers and dedicated Ableton Live controllers, like the Novation Launchpad and Akai Professional's APC40, work seamlessly with Intro
  • Intro's intuitive mapping mode makes it easy to create custom mappings or set up personal control settings
Supports Your Plug-Ins
  • Intro supports all VST and AU instruments, effects and plug-ins
  • You can use any software instruments you already own and your favorite effects will work just fine with Intro
  • Intro lets you use up to 4 virtual instrument plug-ins and up to 6 effect plug-ins in one Live Set
No Compromises
  • Intro makes no compromises when it comes to audio quality
  • Studio-quality multi-track recording up to 32-bit/192kHz
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)
DVD-ROM drive
PC 1.5GHz Pentium IV or Celeron compatible CPU or faster (multi-core CPU recommended
Windows XP or Vista
1GB RAM (2GB recommended)
Windows-compatible soundcard (preferably with an ASIO driver)
DVD-ROM drive
Ableton Live Intro - Music Production Software
  • 7GB of Loops, Instruments and Beats
  • Built-In Interactive Lessons
  • Software Documentation