$849 and $549 (Ableton Suite 8 and Ableton Live 8, boxed version, respectively)
Ableton | www.ableton.comThe latest from Ableton, Live 8 and Suite 8, are now available for purchase via boxed and downloaded versions. Two new instruments, Collision and Latin Percussion, are also available from Ableton and included in Suite 8. Improvements made to the Ableton DAW platform 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.
Ableton Suite 8 includes all that listed above plus a large sound library and instrument suite. Workflow enhancements in 8 include real-time crossfades in the Arrangement View, enhanced MIDI editing, group tracks, multiple track selection, a screen magnifier, and more.