The Art of Making Music.
Ableton is focused on making music, covering all stages from its composition all the way to its debut performance. Their creation of an advanced, but user-friendly software has paved the way for music artists to compose, arrange, and mix tracks using just one software. Ableton definitely took the art of making music to a whole new level.
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Famous Ableton Live Users:
- Skrillex (Electro house/Dubstep)
- Deadmau5 (Electro/Progressive house)
- Nero (Electro house / Dubstep)
- Noisia (Drum And Bass / Dubstep)
- DJ Fresh (Drum And Bass)
- Armin Van Buuren (Trance)
Live 8 – An Overview
Originally, Ableton created a digital audio workstation and a music sequencer in one that allows DJs and producers to create music and make it easy to edit even on live performances. The Ableton Live featured instruments and effects that can be easily manipulated to give way for the user’s creative preferences. As musical genres become more and more creative, the need for more advanced audio software also increased. This is the reason Ableton Live developed into different versions that featured more tools, instruments, and effects. The Ableton Live 8 Full Version provides you with everything from Ableton Live plus additional features that will truly benefit the musician in you.
Greater Groove Power
When it comes to making music, the groove pattern is an important element to make a musical piece worth listening to. The groove engine in Live is made even more powerful in Live 8. This version allows you to apply or edit groove patterns at any part of an audio or MIDI clip. It features a library full of groove patterns created by world-renowned drummers. You also have the capability to create your own groove library from your own sources.
Warp Mode Enhancements
Live 8 features warping with a more intuitive paradigm that allows you to apply adjustments within a timeline. It features a transient analysis tool that automatically assigns appropriate handles to an audio file. All new control options and elastique Pro allows for easier warping of percussive and polyphonic material.
Advanced Sound-on-Sound Looper
Now you can manage loops with the Looper function on the Ableton Live 8 Full Version. Its simple interface and management allows you to drag and drop loops and clips with ease. This feature allows you to perform several tasks with it remotely using a single foot switch. Looper lets you sync with the first loop you have recorded without having to deal with issues on timing and that clicking sound you hear when you hit record. Live 8 also lets you run multiple loops at a time.
Inspiring Special Effects
Ableton Live 8 features five new special effects that can help elevate your music’s personality and drive. Each of these effects are made easy to use and control. Vocoder is that “robotic” effect you can apply and edit with its advanced and intricate controls. It has a Multiband Dynamics feature that lets you hear and see your music for more effective composition. Overdrive is the perfect effect to complement the Saturator and the Dynamic Tube. It also has a Limiter to help you keep your peaks within the threshold, and a Frequency Shifter, which is responsible for flanges, atonal harmonics, as well as 50s science fiction sound effects.
Improved Workflow Add-Ons
The original workflow of Ableton Live now integrates cross-fade features in Arrangement View. It also enhanced the MIDI editor now has an insert marker for editing and step recording. Selected tracks can now be grouped together and edited, with effects and routing settings, just like you would separately. Multi-parameter Manipulation allows you to adjust the volume settings of up to six different tracks with just one volume control. All you have to do is choose the tracks you want to adjust and lower the volume with just one control. Aside from these major additions to the workflow, the browser preview also has a waveform display, plug-in controls, and zoom-in functions.
Must-Have Audio Workstation
These additional features in the Live 8 workflow were added to cater to requests sent in by musical artists. Now you know that Ableton cares enough for its users to grant their wish list. The Ableton Live 8 was really created for both professional and amateur DJs and music producers to provide engineered support for mixing samples, composing as well as arranging tracks, and for blasting live performances. No matter what phase you are in, Live 8 has what it takes to assist you. With the Ableton Live 8 Full Version, the art of making music just got more creative.