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May 1st, 2003

Ableton Bundles LIVE with PowerFX Sample CDs

Three various PowerFX Sample CDs now available with purchase of Live 2

Berlin, Germany - Ableton, an innovative Berlin-based music software company, and PowerFX, the premium online sound resource, today announced a special bundle package consisting of Ableton's LIVE 2 audio software with three PowerFX Sample CDs.

The limited LIVE 2 bundle is currently available for only EUR/USD 449 through the Ableton web shop and at local dealers. The PowerFX's Sample CDs include the following assortment of sounds:

New World Order 1

The New World Order series scans the globe to bring the Live user unique loops from around the world. It includes instruments from places like India, Africa, Cuba, the Carribean, Japan, Ireland, Texas and Brazil. Plus awesome grooves from instruments like the tabla, the talking drum, the daf, the dumbek, the bodhran, the djembe and more.

Funk Master

This is a special collection from Jabo Starks, the Funkmaster, who plays on more James Brown classics (Sex Machine, Good Foot) than anyone. Jabo kicks out some of his funkiest beats along with a slamming virtual band including bass, guitar and percussion played by some top notch funksters.

Extreme Rock Funk Rage

Need ripping guitars, bass in your face and ear bleeding drums played with attitude? This collection includes skate board grooves and riffs that are prominent in today's real cutting edge music.

About LIVE

Introduced in 2001 as an audio sequencer to be played like an instrument in live performance, LIVE was quickly embraced by studio musicians and post production professionals because of the swiftness and ease with which they could sketch out musical ideas. LIVE version 2 offers enhancements to the performance and jamming features of the original software and also adds multi-track recording and editing with "Elastic Audio".

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 PowerFX

PowerFX is a leading sound development innovator and content provider specializing in sampling products and sound effects. PowerFX is rapidly becoming THE source for everyone from top artists and producers to hobby musicians and home video enthusiasts. What they all have in common is the need for diverse, high quality loops, samples and even multisamples available anytime they need them, in a wide variety of formats. PowerFX has the solution to everyone's needs, downloadable samples, cd-roms, sample packs - produced by the premier developer's in the sound/sample industry. But it's not only artists and hobbyists that come to PowerFX. They've provided sounds for software innovators such as: Ableton, Apple, Cakewalk, Sonic Foundry, Mark Of The Unicorn, Propellerheads, Steinberg, Bias, Denon, IK Multimedia, Visiosonic, Voice Crystal, TC Electronics, Mobile Avenue and the list goes on.

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Images and Live Demo Version available on our website:

For more information, contact:

Europe North
Claudia Weidner
Ableton Public Relations
Schönhauser Allee 6/7
10119 Berlin, Germany
ph: +49-(0)30 288763-211
fax: +49-(0)30 288763-11
North America
Marsha Vdovin
Public Relations
1786A 18th Street
San Francisco
CA 94107, USA
ph: + 1 415 420-7273