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Ableton LIVE 8 - Full - Music Creation Software

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Ableton Live 8 Sets the Bar!

Version 8 enhances the Ableton vision of creative, real-time digital music with a wealth of new techniques, effects and most-wanted workflow improvements.

Live 8 and Suite 8 enhance the Ableton vision of creative, real-time digital music with a wealth of new techniques, effects and most-wanted workflow improvements. These include a new groove engine, revamped warping techniques, live looping, five new effects (including the Ableton Vocoder), crossfades in the Arrangement View, group tracks and a reworked MIDI editor.

New in Ableton Live 8:
  • New groove engine: new groove library, extract grooves from audio or MIDI, real-time groove quantize. Includes grooves from the legendary Akai MPC and E-mu SP-1200 machines
  • New warping engine: warp audio events by adjusting the events on the timeline, updated Beats Warp Mode, new Complex Warp Mode, slice audio files to MIDI tracks based on transients
  • Looper: classic sound-on-sound looping without the limitations of a hardware device. Record, overdub, undo and more without touching the computer. first loop sync, simple loop management
  • New effects: Vocoder, Multiband Dynamics, Overdrive, Limiter and Frequency Shifter
  • Workflow enhancements: including real-time crossfades in the Arrangement View, enhanced MIDI editing, group tracks, multiple track selection, a screen magnifier and more
New groove engine

Groove patterns dynamically influence the timing and velocity/volume of audio and MIDI material. This can add life and swing to straight patterns, give a track more drive, or lend a piece an easy, laid-back feeling.

Live 8 enhances Live's existing groove power with some important new features:
  • Apply groove patterns to any audio or MIDI clips in real time. Change the feel of the whole piece or just selected clips.
  • Choose from an extensive library of groove patterns, captured from songs played by some of music's most original, expressive and soulful drummers.
  • Extract groove patterns from any audio or MIDI source to build your own groove library from your favorite tracks.
  • Quantize audio and MIDI in real time: non-destructive velocity and timing adjustments for rhythmic correction.
  • Randomize audio and MIDI timing for a more human feel.

New warping engine

Live 8 is the next logical step in warping evolution with a new, more intuitive warping paradigm and some important Warp Mode enhancements.

  • New, intuitive warping allows you to adjust events on the timeline instead of stretching and squeezing the timeline around the events.
  • Transient handles: Live analyzes and assigns handles to the transients in audio files automatically.
  • Slice by transient: slice audio to MIDI based on Live 8's new transient analysis.
  • Enhanced Beats Warp Mode for improved warping of percussive material and new control options.
  • Improved Complex Warp Mode using élastique Pro for warping complex, polyphonic material with fewer artifacts.

Looper brings the creative power of classic sound-on-sound looping to Live, without the limitations of a hardware device. Inspired by some of our favorite sample/delay devices plus a good deal of Ableton wizardry, Looper provides plenty of scope in a super-simple interface. content

  • One-touch operation: Looper is set up for remote operation, so you can record, overdub, undo and more using a single footswitch (not included) and without touching the computer.
  • Endless overdubs, tape-loop style for infinite improv jams.
  • First loop sync: Live reads the tempo from the length of the first loop you record and automatically syncs up. This eliminates timing issues and lets you record without the click.
  • Simple loop management: drag and drop a loop from Looper into a clip slot to make a clip; drag a clip back again to reload it into Looper.
  • Multiple Looper sync lets you run as many Loopers as you want without any synchronization headaches.
New effects

Live 8 includes five powerful new effects, each with a strong personality and serious classic potential. These effects add a special Ableton shine to the well-known aspects of these devices, giving you effects that are not only practical and easy to use but also inspiring.

  • Vocoder: the famous singing robot effect. Vocoder is classic vocoding plus advanced, intricate control for flexibility and rich sound design.
  • Multiband Dynamics: effective processing plus a refreshing approach to visualizing the dynamics involved lets you really see and hear what's going on.
  • Overdrive: models the circuits found in legendary stompboxes and forms a perfect complement to Saturator and Dynamic Tube.
  • Limiter: an effective brick-wall limiter that will keep your peaks in check.
  • Frequency Shifter: frequency shifting and ring modulation for flange effects, atonal harmonics and the sound of Fifties science fiction.
Workflow enhancements

Version 8 makes Live easier with a number of most-wanted enhancements and some deceptively simple detail work.

  • Crossfades in Arrangement View: This much requested feature gives you real-time, non-destructive crossfades, neatly integrated into Live's familiar workflow.
  • The enhanced MIDI editor now features step recording, an insert marker and editing improvements.
  • Group tracks let you group selected tracks (e.g. a group for drum tracks or a group for all backing vocals). Each group works like a separate mix buss with its own effects and routing settings. You can also collapse grouped tracks to preserve screen real estate.
  • Multi-parameter manipulation: want to lower the volume of six different tracks? No need any more to adjust six different faders; just select all six tracks and adjust one volume control.
  • Magnify the user interface for optimal visibility on dark stages or hi-res screens. Zoom out for the big picture.
  • Browser waveform display: Audio and MIDI browser preview now with waveform display and scrubbing for more informed browsing and file selection.
  • Plug-in parameters: Improved configuration and control for plug-ins with numerous parameters.
  • And many more workflow improvements: Yes, that feature request you sent may well be in there somewhere...

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"Bang for you Buck"

By MrJrod

from Abilene TX

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  • Easy To Install
  • Easy To Navigate
  • Fast
  • Great Audio Tools for DJs
  • Great Value
  • Powerful
  • Powerful Editing features


  • Beginner Lessons Required

Best Uses

  • Home Use
  • Music Editing
  • Professional DJ's

Comments about Ableton LIVE 8 - Full - Music Creation Software:

My uses for Ableton LIVE 8 Full version are as a DJ and music producer. I started using LIVE as a way to expand my sound as a DJ, and for better editing purposes. LIVE has tools for DJ effects, editing, music production, and even compression for a studio sound plus many more uses..And LIVE is great for any person who is trying to get more out of their sound as a musician or music producer.
One of the only cons for this program is that if you are a beginner, the lessons within the program are highly recommended. Only serious musicians apply.

  • Primary use:
  • Personal
  • Computer Platform:
  • Mac

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By speedy Dj 1

from east Los angeles

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  • Easy To Install


    Best Uses

    • Home Use

    Comments about Ableton LIVE 8 - Full - Music Creation Software:

    bought it to use bridge in serato works great

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      can u use ableton live 8 with windows 7
      Asked on 9/27/2010 by Anonymous

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        Yes it does work with Windows 7.

        Answered on 9/28/2010 by Justin from PSSL
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        LOCKED BY Justin Jackson

        Answered on 9/28/2010 by Anonymous
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      what capacity of memory and speed does a computer need to run this program efficiently?
      Asked on 2/20/2010 by bubba fatts from chicago, IL

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        Ableton LIVE 8 Full Version Recording Software Should be used
        with 512 MB RAM (1 GB recommended). 1.5 GHz or faster.

        Answered on 2/22/2010 by Stephen from PSSL. from Cypress, CA
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