Ableton Releases Live 7 LE

Ableton has released of Live 7 LE, a cheaper “lite” version of Ableton Live 7. 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.

Live 7 LE Features:

  • 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 7 LE includes:

  • 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

Pricing and Availability

Live 7 LE is available as a download from the Ableton webshop for EUR 129/USD 149. The boxed version is available in stores and at the Ableton webshop for EUR 169/USD 199.

Upgrades from Live 6 LE to Live 7 LE are available for EUR 49/USD 59 (download version) and EUR 79/USD 99 (boxed version) from the Ableton webshop.

Upgrades from Ableton Live LE to Live 7 and Ableton Suite are available for EUR 299/USD 349 (download version) and EUR 329/USD 389 (boxed version). Upgrades to Ableton Suite start at EUR 539/USD 609.

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