Ableton Live 7 LE Software Announced

Ableton Live 7 LE is now out – offering most of Ableton Live 7’s new features.

Here are the details:


  • Studio-quality recording up to 32-bit/192 kHz*
  • Sixty-four audio tracks and unlimited MIDI tracks per project
  • Powerful and creative MIDI sequencing for software instruments
  • More than twenty built-in audio effects, including a host of creative delays, filters, distortions, studio compressors and EQs*
  • Two software instruments; Simpler for creative sample-based synthesis, and Impulse for dynamic, sampled drums*
  • VST and AU effects and instruments support; automatic plug-in delay compensation*
  • Real-time time-stretching and warping of AIFF, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC and MP3 files for DJing and instant remixing
  • Real-time tweaking of Live’s controls with any MIDI controller — just MIDI-map it or choose from a list of popular supported controllers for instant mapping
  • Single-screen user interface for simple, creativity-focused operation
  • Multicore and multiprocessor support

*Live LE is limited to two simultaneous stereo audio inputs and outputs, twelve built-in audio effects, eight built-in instruments, two AU/VST effects and two AU/VST instruments per project.


  • Sampled instruments: Essential Instrument Collection 2 LE Edition by SONiVOX and ChocolateAudio (boxed version only)
  • Loops and construction kits by Puremagnetik (boxed version only)
  • A wide selection of presets for Live LE’s instruments and effects
  • Extensive built-in step-by-step tutorials
  • Printed reference manual in English
  • Localized software menus, tutorials and PDF reference manuals available in English, Spanish, French, German and Japanese

Live 7 LE will be available as a download from the Ableton webshop for € 129/$149. The boxed version will be available in stores and the Ableton webshop for €169/$199. Release is scheduled for the middle of May 2008.

Buy Live 6 LE Today and Get Live 7 LE Free All users who buy and unlock their Live 6 LE between April 1 and July 30, 2008 will get a free download upgrade to Ableton Live 7 LE when it is released.

For those not eligible for this offer, upgrades from Live 6 LE to Live 7 LE will be available for €49/$59 (download version) and €79/$99 (boxed version) from the Ableton webshop.

Upgrades From Live LE to Ableton Live 7 and Ableton Suite Are Now Available Live LE to Ableton Live 7 upgrades are available for €299/$349 (download version) and €329/$389 (boxed version).

Upgrades to Ableton Suite start at €539/$609.

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