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Ableton Releases Live 5.2

Berlin, April 7, 2006. Ableton today announced the release of Live 5.2, bringing immediate native Intel-Mac support. This development makes Live 5.2 one of the first professional audio applications on the market to run as a Universal Binary to take advantage of Apple's fastest machines: the new Intel-Mac.

Live 5 users who use an Intel-Mac can purchase a new Live 5.2 serial number for EUR 39/USD 49 via the Ableton web shop. This USD 49 will be fully refunded to customers who buy the upgrade to Live 6, which is scheduled for release in Q3. Complete information on Live 6's specs, availability, and pricing will be made available this summer.

Users who purchased Live 5 after Steve Jobs' announcement of the new Intel-Macs (January 10, 2006) will receive the Intel-Mac Live 5.2 download at no additional charge.

For Live 5 users on PCs and non Intel-Mac machines, Live 5.2 will also be released as a free bug-fix update.

About Live

Live is the award-winning music production suite designed to support each stage of the musical process. In the creative stage, Live is transparent, intuitive, and responsive, capturing inspiration and encouraging the flow of musical ideas. During production, Live provides all of the professional tools and studio compatibility required to complete and perfect projects. On stage, Live delivers the expressive control and stability that innumerable performing artists have come to rely on.

About Ableton

Ableton develops modern software technology to inspire creative people. Since the company started in 1999, more than forty-five developers and business professionals have joined Ableton--many of them active musicians or DJs. The company has received outstanding press, awards, and customer feedback since the unveiling of Live in October 2001.

For more information, contact:

Dave Hill Jr., Public Media
Ableton AG
419 Lafayette
New York, NY 10003
Claudia Weidner, Public Relations
Ableton AG
Schönhauser Allee 6/7
10119 Berlin, Germany
ph: +49-(0)30 288763-211
fax: +49-(0)30 288763-11