Berlin, Germany (April 8, 2009) – Ableton has issued both Live 8 and Ableton Suite 8.
Two new instruments, Collision and Latin Percussion, are also available; both are included in Ableton Suite 8.
Live 8 and Suite 8, says the manufacturer, enhance the Ableton vision of creative, real-time digital music with 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.
Ableton Suite 8 also includes a sound library and a comprehensive collection of instruments, including a wide range of synths, a sampler, electric and acoustic drums, mallets, sampled instruments and a new Operator.
New features in Ableton Live 8 include new groove engine; new warping engine; looper; new effects; and workflow enhancements. New in Ableton Suite 8 are a completely new sound library with real-world "Sound Objects," presets, grooves, templates and over 1,600 sounds; Collision and Corpus, a physical-modeling instrument for authentic mallet sounds and creative percussion; Latin Percussion; and a new, overhauled Operator.