Ableton has announced Able10 - a season of special offers and giveaways to celebrate 10 years of Ableton.
"Ableton has come a long way since 1999, and the company is taking the opportunity to look back on an exciting and successful ten years. The Ableton community has always played a key role; the company founders and staff would like to say thank you to all the musicians, producers, performers, DJs, artists, broadcasters, choreographers, engineers and visionaries who have joined the journey so far. Ableton looks forward to sharing the next ten years with this unusually talented, innovative, inspiring and ever-growing Ableton Live community."
To mark the occasion, and as a special thank you, Ableton has put together a package of special offers, new products and birthday handouts including Free Live Packs, 20% off Live 8 and Suite 8 (including upgrades), Ableton Live Intro, ...
Free Live Packs
For Live 8 and Suite 8 users: Ableton is giving away 10 free Live Packs from Ableton artists - songs and sounds from 10 innovative artists including Múm, Apparat, Thavius Beck, Swayzak and Junie Morrison (formerly of the Ohio Players). These Live Packs are a rare opportunity to delve inside real songs by real artists and see how these guys work their Live mojo.
20% off Live 8 and Suite 8, including upgrades
During Able10, Ableton Live 8 and Suite 8 are up to 20% cheaper. This discount offer applies to new licenses and upgrades, so both new and existing customers can benefit.
Introducing: Ableton Live Intro
Ableton Live Intro is out now. The newest member of the Ableton family provides the best of Ableton Live for around $99 / €99. The perfect starting place for new producers, DJs and songwriters and a smart way for experienced musicians to inject Ableton Live's features into their current audio software setup. See separate news item for more details about Live Intro.
Free upgrade to Intro for LE users
Ableton is offering Live LE users a special Able10 bonus: a completely free upgrade to Live Intro.
Max for Live news
Good news for those eagerly awaiting Max for Live - Ableton has announced that it will be released on November 23, 2009. Beta testing has started, details are available on the Ableton website (Public Beta available here).
Max for Live will be available at the Ableton web shop. Pricing will be around $299 / €249 for Ableton Live 8 users, additional discounts will be available for users who also own Max/MSP 5.
Live Lite 8 is out now
Live Lite users can get a free upgrade to Live Lite 8, the latest version with numerous improvements, updates and an "inspiring" content package.
All offers are available at www.ableton.com/able10. Discount offers are valid from November 4, 2009 to January 15, 2010. Full terms and conditions for these offers are available on the Ableton website.
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