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Musikmesse 2005 Report

We've just come back from some exciting days at Musikmesse in Frankfurt where Ableton presented both Live 4 and Operator to enthusiastic crowds of musicians and press. Throughout the week, we received tons of great feedback and enjoyed meeting many Ableton users from all over the world. Thanks to all of you who stopped by our booth!

MIPA 2005

We did it again!

For the second year in a row, Ableton Live 4 has won the prestigious Musikmesse International Press Award (MIPA) for the best DJ software/DJ Tool!

To win the MIPA, Live beat out Native Instruments Traktor and Stanton Final Scratch in a tally of over 58 magazine editors and journalists from around the world.

Additionally, Ableton Live 4 was nominated for Best Recording Software. Accepting the award, Ableton co-founder and CEO Gerhard Behles expressed, "Ableton would like to thank everyone supporting Live 4 for this distinguished honor."

More information on MIPA can be uncovered here.

Qwartz Electronic Music Awards (Paris, March 2005)

In Paris on March 4, Ableton received the Qwartz Robert Moog award for "most innovative brand" in the field of electronic music. This award acknowledges Ableton's work to empower producers and musicians with better creative tools.

The ceremony was held at the "Cabaret Sauvage" in Paris and various prizes were handed over to producers, musicians, graphic artists, designers, video artists, labels and companies who have distinguished themselves on the electronic scene. The nominations were selected by a professional jury, while voting was done publicly via mail, web and even SMS.

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