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The Live Concept
Live offers two main views—the Session View and the Arrangement View—that interact in a powerful and unique way, allowing you to create, produce and perform your music all in a single application. Here is the principle behind each view:
Live's Session View acts as a musical sketch and launch pad, encouraging you to try out new ideas and improvise freely. Each cell in the Session View grid can hold a loop, recording, MIDI file, complete song or any other musical element. These ideas can be recorded on the fly or dragged in from the Browser, combined and played in any order you wish.
The Arrangement View offers a timeline-based approach for traditional recording, MIDI sequencing, arranging, editing and other musical production tasks. And when you improvise in the Session View, all of your actions can be recorded into the Arrangement View, where they can be edited and perfected whenever you like.
Live 6 LE Features
Studio-quality recording up to 32-bit/192 kHz
Sixty-four audio tracks and unlimited MIDI tracks per project
Powerful and creative MIDI sequencing for software instruments
More than twenty built-in audio effects, including a host of creative delays, filters, distortions, studio compressors and EQs*
Includes two software instruments—Simpler for creative sample-based synthesis, and Impulse for dynamic, sampled drums*
Supports VST and AU effects and instruments*
Real-time time-stretching and warping of AIFF, WAV, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC and MP3 files for DJing and instant remixing
Tweak Live's controls in real time with any MIDI controller—just MIDI-map it or choose from a list of popular supported controllers for instant mapping
Multicore and multiprocessor support
All editing of your musical creations is nondestructive, so you can experiment without worries
Single-screen user interface for simple, creativity-focused operation
Sampled Instruments: Essential Instruments Collection LE Edition by SONiVOX (boxed version only)
Loops and construction kits: Unnatural Selection by (boxed version only)
A wide selection of presets for Live 6 LE's instruments and effects
Extensive built-in step-by-step tutorials
Printed reference manual in English, Spanish, French, German or Japanese (boxed version only)
Localized software menus, tutorials, and PDF reference manuals available in English, Spanish, French, German and Japanese
* Live LE is limited to twelve simultaneous built-in audio effects, eight built-in instruments, two AU/VST effects and two AU/VST instruments per project. For a feature comparison of Live 6 LE and the full version of Live, please check this chart.
Any G3 or faster (G5 or Intel-Mac recommended)
512 MB RAM (1 GB recommended)
Mac OS X 10.2.8 (10.4 or later recommended)
1.5 GHz CPU or faster
512 MB RAM (1 GB recommended)
QuickTime 6.4 or higher recommended
Windows 2000/Windows XP/Windows Vista
Windows-compatible sound card (ASIO driver support recommended)