With the Ableton Live Lite software you've had a small taste of what Ableton innovation can do for your music. With this special upgrade offer you'll save money and get the full platter for your curre... Read More
With the Ableton Live Lite software you've had a small taste of what Ableton innovation can do for your music. With this special upgrade offer you'll save money and get the full platter for your current productions. Ableton Suite 8 is a software package that gives you a rich world of sound, perfectly complementing the tools and features in Live 8, including 10 virtual synthesizers and a huge collection of multi-sample instruments and drums. These include Sampler (sampler), Operator (frequency modulation synth), Electric (classic electronic piano emulator), Collision (physical modeling instrument for authentic mallet sounds and creative percussion Tension (physical modeling string synth), Analog (vintage analog synth emulator), Drum Machines (classic drum machines sounds), Session Drums (acoustic drums), and Essential Instrument Collection 2 (wide range of acoustic and electric pianos, guitars, bass, drums, orchestral instruments, and more), and Latin Percussion (Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, and African acoustic percussion instruments).
New for Ableton Suite 8
World-class Sample Library
Ableton Suite 8's library expands upon previous sample collections from Ableton. With the creative professional in mind, Ableton has put together a well-balanced and comprehensive tool set, including synthesis, real-world "Sound Objects," presets, grooves, templates and, above all, a wide-ranging set of beautiful sounds. Ableton has worked with some of the world's top sound designers to create a comprehensive set of truly useful, high-end sounds, each one an instrument in its own right, for a total of 1,600 expressive sounds that are new to the line. The sounds are provided as instrument Racks with a finely calibrated combination of instruments and effects.
No need to be quiet in this library.
Collision 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 truly dramatic instruments and sounds.
Latin 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 just get the drums, you also get the drummer.
More Operator, more power
Operator, Ableton's renowned do-it-all synthesizer, has been given a major overhaul. Ableton opened up the hood, took a long hard look inside and did some serious hot-rod stuff. New filter types, more modulation routing options, and additive wavetable synthesis with drawable partials make the Operator softsynth more powerful and flexible than ever.
Ableton Live 8
One of the ways Ableton Live software is an advantage to you, especially in the live setting, is its two main views which allow you to do all your work within a single application. The Session View is essentially a musical scratch pad. You can work out new ideas and improvise in a free and easy production environment. Each cell in the Session View grid can hold a recording, MIDI file, or any other musical idea, whether they're recorded on the spot or dragged in from the browser. Then you can play your ideas in any order or any time you wish. The Arrangement View takes a more traditional, timeline-based approach to multitrack recording, MIDI sequencing, and other music production tasks. It will record all your actions as you improvise in the Session View, allowing you to edit them whenever you like. Either view you use is simple and basic enough to make your tasks simple and efficient, which is especially useful during a live performance. This makes it a perfect tool for studios, beat creators, DJs, sound designers, and anyone who wants to make music in a fun and easy way.
Version 8 enhances the Ableton vision of creative, real-time digital music with a wealth of new techniques, effects and most-wanted workflow improvements
New groove engine
Groove patterns can add life and swing to straight sequences. Live 8's new groove engine lets you apply groove patterns in real time, extract grooves from audio or MIDI sources, and quantize audio and MIDI in real time. It also comes with a new groove library.
New warping engine
Live 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 completely Complex Warp Mode. Plus, you can slice audio files to MIDI tracks based on transients.
A 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.
Live 8 includes five powerful new 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.
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This software is great, and it has so many features, that it is almost overwhelming. I also own Logic Pro, and I feel like Logic is more intuitive and easier to learn. I bought this software hoping that I could take some of my ideas and put them into a format that was easier to use in a live performance environment, but so far, I am having trouble picking up on the interface of Ableton. I am sure that the more that I use it, the easier it will become, but I am just impatient and short on spare time, so I wish that it were a little more intuitive so I could get more done with each session in my digital studio!!!! For a beginner who is wanting to record and not looking to perform live, I would recommend Logic, hands down. It is going to take me a while before I feel comfortable using this software, and I even bought the Akai APC40 to make it easier!
A benefit of buying this upgrade through GC was that I was able to use one of their promo coupons to get a nice discount that I wouldn't/couldn't get through the Ableton site. Aside from the GC deal and GC service, the Ableton Suite itself is worth whatever you happen to pay for it. If you're already a user, then you're already stoked...but if you're not, don't be put off by all the features. It's awesome, powerful, super-musical, and the more time you spend w/it, the more awesome you will feel about it. Treat yourself to the Akai/Ableton APC 40 and the BBE Sonic Maximizer plugin, and if there are any doors where you live (Live), prepare to have them blown off...Go on now and go make you some fat beats that the kids can move to. And notice I used "awesome" twice.
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