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Introduce your class to this popular loop-based software sequencer for great real-world training.
This specially priced Education Edition of Ableton Live 8 lets educators show students the capabilities of a professional music production software used by many artists who create and share their music.
One of the ways Ableton Live 8 software gives songwriters and DJ's the advantage, especially in the live setting, is its two main views which allow all work to be done within a single application. The Session View is essentially a musical scratch pad. Ideas can be worked out and you can improvise in a free and easy environment. Each cell in the Session View grid can hold a recording, MIDI file, or any other musical idea, whether they're recorded on the spot or dragged in from the browser. Then you can play your ideas in any order or any time you wish. The Arrangement View takes a more traditional, timeline-based approach to multitrack recording, MIDI sequencing, and other music production tasks. It will record all your actions as you improvise in the Session View, allowing you to edit them whenever you like. Either view is simple and basic enough to make your tasks simple and efficient, which is especially useful during a live performance. This makes the software a perfect tool for studios, beat creators, DJs, sound designers, and anyone who wants to create music in a fun and easy way.
Version 8 enhances Ableton software's vision of creative, real-time digital music with a wealth of improved techniques, effects, and workflow improvements:
New groove engine
Groove patterns can add life and swing to straight sequences. Live 8's new groove engine lets you apply groove patterns in real time, extract grooves from audio or MIDI sources, and quantize audio and MIDI in real time. It also comes with a new groove library.
New warping engine
Live 8 Education Edition introduces a more direct way of working with warping and some important Warp Mode enhancements. You can now warp audio events by adjusting the events themselves on the timeline. Beats Mode has been updated, and there's a completely new Complex Warp Mode. Plus, you can slice audio files to MIDI tracks based on transients.
A much-requested feature, the Ableton Looper effect gives you classic sound-on-sound looping without the limitations of a hardware device. Looper is set up for remote operation, so you can record, overdub, undo, and more without touching the computer.
Ableton Live 8 includes five powerful effects not found in earlier versions: Vocoder, Multiband Dynamics, Overdrive, Limiter, and Frequency Shifter. These effects cover all the well-known aspects of these devices, but really shine due to some innovative features and enhancements from the Ableton labs.
Give your students an experience of a "Live"-time with this special Live 8 offer.
Live 8 Education Edition - Full Version