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Ableton 64-bit Support/Public Beta

Ableton has announced that version 8.4 of Live will feature native 64-bit support. Even better news is that registered Live 8, Live Suite 8, Live Intro, and Live Lite 8 users can download a beta version of the new... Read more »

Go Live and Save

From November 15, 2011 through January 15, 2012, purchase a qualifying Ableton Live product from Sweetwater and enjoy a 25% instant rebate! The advertised price reflects the rebate. These packages qualify: Live 8... Read more »

Free Synth for Live 8

Ableton is offering all registered users of Live 8 or Live 8 Suite one of its most popular Partner Instruments, Puremagnetik's Retro Synths, completely free of charge! You will also qualify for a free Retro Synths... Read more »

UPdates & UPgrades

Ableton has released version 8.2.5 of Live, Live Intro, Live Lite, and Live Suite. The new version includes numerous improvements, such as better MIDI sync when slaving Live, along with a long list of fixes... Read more »

Lion Compatibility Information

Ableton Working on a compatibility update to address existing issues with Live in OS X 10.7, which will be coming soon. Until this update is available, they do not recommend updating to Lion. Focusrite In the... Read more »

Go Live for Less!

Ableton is offering a huge rebate on Live 8 Suite and Live 8! Now through January 15, 2011, purchase Ableton Live 8 Suite and receive a $150 instant rebate! If you purchase Live 8, you'll receive a $100 instant rebate!

UPdates & UPgrades

Apple has released version 9.1.2 of Logic. The new version includes a very long list of stability enhancements, compatibility updates, improvements, and fixes. Steinberg has released version 5.1 of Nuendo. This... Read more »

Ableton University

Purchase a copy of Ableton Live 8, Live 8 Suite, Live Intro, or any upgrade between September 1 and October 31, 2010, and you'll receive free online training from selected Ableton partners, including Berklee, Sonic... Read more »

Launch Live!

If you're looking to take hands-on control over your Ableton Live software, then the Novation Launchpad should definitely be on your list. So far, more than 30,000 users worldwide have selected a Launchpad as their... Read more »

Rebate-o-rama, Pt. III!

Manufacturer: Ableton Rebate: Get a free instrument! Effective Dates: 07/01/10 through 08/31/10 The Deal: Purchase Ableton Live 8 or Live 8 Suite from Sweetwater between July 1, 2010 and August 31, 2010 and get any... Read more »

UPdates & UPgrades

Ableton has released version 8.1.3 of Live 8, Live 8 Suite, Live Intro, and Live Lite. Improvements include support for the Akai APC20 and Novation Remote SL Mk II, faster startup on certain machines, faster bug... Read more »

Five More Cool NAMM Intros

Without a doubt, this year's Winter NAMM show was one of the best in recent memory as far exciting new gear introductions. Here are five items that caught our eye: Mojave Audio MA-101 fet — A small-diaphragm... Read more »

Able10 End Approaches

The special 10th anniversary promotion on Ableton's Live 8 and Live 8 Suite is drawing to a close. Don't miss out — get your order in by January 15!

Live Fixes

The Ableton crew has announced that they are temporarily halting work on new Live 8 features in order to focus on wholesale warfare on bugs and instability. A bold move rarely undertaken by developers (and certainly... Read more »

VocAlign for AU

Synchro Arts has released version 4.0 of VocAlign Pro for Audio Units. Previously, the plug-in was only available for Pro Tools. With AU support, VocAlign Pro is now compatible with Logic, Digital Performer, Live... Read more »

UPdates & UPgrades

Native Instruments has released version 1.1 of Maschine. The new version includes new MIDI I/O capabilities, REX file format support, more slicing options, advanced scene triggering, and much more. Ableton has... Read more »

UPdates & UPgrades

Modartt has released version 3.5.1 of Pianoteq. The new version includes several fixes and improvements. Ableton has released version 8.0.9 of Live 8 and Live Suite 8. The new version includes updated manuals and... Read more »


Ableton is celebrating 10 years in business with "Able10"! To mark the occasion, and as a special "thank you," the company is giving away 10 free Live Packs from Live artists — songs and sounds from 10 truly... Read more »

UPdates & UPgrades

Ableton has released version 8.0.8 of Live and Live Suite. The new version includes updated manuals and help pages, support for the Novation Launchpad, improvements when using the AxiomPro controllers, and a long... Read more »

AES News

iZotope announced plans to release a new line of plug-ins for Digidesign's Pro Tools HD (TDM) platform, starting with the highly regarded IRC limiter. Grace Designs announced a new channel strip, the M103, which... Read more »


Novation has teamed up with Ableton to launch Launchpad, a new dedicated controller for Ableton Live. The new controller features a multi-color, 64-button grid for launching clips, controlling the mixer, playing... Read more »

UPdates & UPgrades

Ableton has released version 8.0.5 of Live 8. The new version includes a number of fixes.

Multiple APCs

Q: Can I use two APC40s at once? A: Yes. You can use up to six AKAI Professional APC40s at the same time. In Ableton Live, a red box around the clips indicates where the first APC40 is active; a yellow box indicates... Read more »

Super Summer Sampler!

Ableton has launched a special deal for the summer of 2009: purchase Live 8 before August 31, 2009, and receive Sampler, the company's advanced software sampling instrument absolutely free! In addition, a new movie... Read more »