Ableton Announces LIVE Delta

A Smaller, Entry Level Version of LIVE to be bundled with M-Audio’s Delta Audio cards

Ableton, an innovative Berlin-based music software company, today announced LIVE Delta, a special version of their award-winning sequencing instrument for Mac OS 9, Mac OS X, and Windows. LIVE Delta is a special entry-level version of the popular LIVE program that is being bundled with M-Audio’s Delta Audio cards. Users can upgrade LIVE Delta to the full version of LIVE 2 if they wish to take advantage of LIVE’s more advanced features such as Rewire support and MIDI sync.

LIVE Delta is bundled with all M-Audio Delta audio cards as part of the company’s Maximum Audio Tools bundle. The Delta line includes the products like the popular Delta Audiophile 2496 and the Delta 1010. M-Audio’s Delta cards are world-renowned for features such as high fidelity, quality construction, low latency, 36-bit internal mixers and unequalled driver support.

“We are very happy to enter into such an exciting deal with M-Audio’, says Gerhard Behles, CEO of Ableton. ‘We have been working with M-Audio as our distributor for the USA and UK market for a year now and have got to know them as a company that has an amazing customer focus. Everything M-Audio does is aimed at offering excellent products for the best prices. The fact that every Delta user will now be able to play with LIVE Delta creates a huge added value, not only for the Delta Products, but also for Ableton as it expands the amount of people getting in contact with LIVE.”

“We recognize Ableton LIVE as a complete paradigm shift in the way music is being made,” says Adam Castillo, M-Audio’s Marketing Director. “The ability to treat audio elastically to create entire productions in real time without ever hitting the Stop button is nothing short of incredible. This bundle allows musicians to explore the amazing creative freedom that LIVE provides in the comfort of their own home or studio.”

About Ableton

Ableton’s function is to support creative people with modern software technology. Since the company started in 1999, more than twenty developers and business professionals have joined Ableton–many of them active musicians or DJs. Since the launch of LIVE in October 2001, the company has received outstanding press and customer feedback.

About M-Audio

M-Audio (formerly Midiman) is a leading provider of digital audio and MIDI solutions for today’s electronic musicians and audio professionals. Founded in 1988, M-Audio now has independent offices in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, France and Japan. M-Audio’s ability to parlay advanced technology into affordable products has led the company to win some of the international audio community’s highest praise and awards-including being named the industry’s fastest growing company for the past two years running by Music Trades magazine.

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