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Live 5 Released at Summer NAMM 2005

In the midst of an Indianapolis heat wave, Ableton celebrated the release of Live 5 at Summer NAMM 2005. Demos highlighting Live 5's new features were performed by a team of M-Audio product specialists, surrounded by faithful Live users and a crowd of press and industry at the M-Audio pavilion.

Presentations by CEO and Ableton co-founder Gerhard Behles and Press/Artist Relations Manager Dave Hill Jr. showed off Live 5's new features, including MP3 support, track freeze and the new Live Clip format.

"With the release of Live 5, we focused on user requests, with our largest development effort since the first version of Live," said Gerhard Behles at Ableton's Friday press conference. "While Live 5 includes a comprehensive suite of tools needed for a professional studio, it remains streamlined and easy to use." Watch Dave Hill's Live 5 presentation video at Harmony Central.

Ableton would like to send a huge "thank you" out to the world's press, artists and the fine team of M-Audio product specialists that made this year's Summer NAMM such a success. We'd also like to thank our users. Your support has allowed us to augment the development team with new talent, helping us to make Live 5 such an early reality!

Look for Live 5 in stores soon, or order your copy now from the Ableton web shop.