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Hey Live Lite Users - Ableton Has Announced an Upgrade Path for ALL Lite Versions

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If you have got Ableton Live bundled with another product, now is your chance to upgrade to the full version. In the past, upgrade paths were limited. Now Ableton is allowing upgrades from all bundled packages which include M-Audio, Digidesign, Korg, Line 6, E-MU, Focusrite, Novation, Tascam, Allen & Heath, Behringer and TC Electronic.

By upgrading to the full version of Live 6 you'll get:

  • Unlimited audio and MIDI tracks, scenes, sends and returns
  • Unlimited instances of audio and MIDI effects, VST and AU plug-ins
  • Unlimited number of Clip Envelopes
  • High-definition multitrack recording (32-bit, 192kHz)
  • Full ReWire (slave and master), ASIO and Core Audio support
  • Support for multiple compressed audio formats (MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC)
  • The Essential Instruments Collection, a multi-GB sample library

...and much more.

The upgrade price is USD 419/EUR 379.

Visit this link to upgrade http://www.ableton.com/ll2f.


Espionage and Other Free Presets for Ableton Live 6 by The Covert Operators

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Looking for some free presets for Ableton Live 6? Checkout the Covert Operators download page at http://www.thecovertoperators.org/archives/category/downloads/.

The newest download they offer is Espionage - a collection of sounds from from their past and future commercial projects. Presets include select sounds from SoundWrecks, Surgical Tools Vol1, and previews from the upcoming The Muses: Covert Midi Effects, The Muses: Covert Audio Effects, and Constructs.

Note: Live 6.0.3 or higher is required to use this pack. The pack is not compatible with older versions of Live.


Awesome Video of Ableton Live User and American Idol Contestant Blake Lewis Beatboxing Live at Columbia City Theater Halloween 2006

I was watching American Idol a few weeks back and saw brief video clip of Blake Lewis arranging a song with a laptop. It looked like he was running Ableton Live, but it went by so fast I wasn't sure. Last week he specifically mentioned that he uses Ableton Live.

This video clearly shows he had a great act, great chops, and some serious skills performing with Ableton Live and a midi pedal board prior to being "Idolized".

Watch the whole video as the performance near the end is really great.

Article Update: If you found this article becuase you are a Blake Lewis fan and would like to start using music software, you might be interested in knowing the Blake uses a program called Ableton Live. This program is extremely popular for composing, producing, as a recording studio, mixing, mashups,  djing, and performing live. One of the key reasons so many use it is that you can ONE program to both create music and perform Live!It's also extremely popular for laptop use.

This blog has a "Ableton Live" category dedicated to helping people work with the program. If you are interested in buying this program or upgrading from an older version to the current version, you can buy this program at a discount using these links: Ableton Live 6 Music Software | Ableton Live 6 Upgrade from Version 5 . Check out www.ableton.com for more info on the product.


Propellerhead Reason used for Music in the Amazing "Doll Face" Video by Andy Huang

I just saw the "Doll Face" video and was so blown away I had to post it. I did some digging around and found an great interview with Andy Huang, the creator/director/composer of this film. According to this interview Andy used Propellerhead Reason for the soundtrack.

Check out the interview here on the making of the film on the San Diego Asian Film Festival Site.


Deckadance on sale - here is a link to save an additional 10% off of sale price!

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Image-line's new DJ tool Deckadance has now released and is available from their online store. It's on sale for $149 (normally $179). Use this link and get an additional 10% off for a total savings for $44. This link will also save you 10% on all Image-Line products in their store.

Learn more about this product here.