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Ableton's Summer of Sampler offer — buy Live 8 and get Sampler free

Berlin, Germany (July 2, 2009) - Ableton is launching a special deal for the summer of 2009. Every customer who buys Ableton Live 8 before August 31st will get Sampler, Ableton's advanced sampling instrument, absolutely free. Sampler, worth EUR 99/USD 129, combines traditional sampling features with advanced sound design functions. Although perfectly well suited to handling multi-gigabyte instrument libraries, it's Sampler's sound design capabilities that make the instrument really unique. Sampler gives musicians and producers precise control over every detail of sound-shaping, creating vibrant and complex sounds from even the most basic audio source material.

A new movie, "Making sounds with Sampler," shows how Sampler transforms a single piano note into an organic, modulating synth bass. Download "Making sounds with Sampler" (high quality, 83 MB) here:

Free audio pack for Sampler: Samplification

All Sampler owners, old and new, can also download the free Samplification audio package, which offers Construction Kits, Live Sets with drum clips, new Instrument Racks, new lessons, and sounds from Puremagnetik, Cycling '74 and Sonarte's Sound Objects Lite collection. Samplification will kick-start any Live user's sampling skills and demonstrate what Sampler is really capable of.

Samplification is available here:

Samplification is a Live Pack — 420 MB download, 950 MB installed. Samplification requires Sampler and Live 8.0.4 or higher.

Ableton Live 8

Ableton Live 8 comes with a wealth of new features and improvements, including a new groove engine, revamped warping, live looping, new effects, crossfades in the Arrangement View and a reworked MIDI editor. For more information on the new features in Ableton Live 8, visit:

For more information about Ableton Live in general, visit:

The Ableton Live 8 plus free Sampler offer is available in stores and at the Ableton web shop:

Terms and conditions

This offer is valid for purchases of Ableton Live 8. It does not apply to Ableton Suite 8 because that product already includes Sampler. It is also valid for upgrades to Ableton Live 8 from versions of Ableton Live Lite and Ableton Live LE. It is not valid for educational and not-for-resale products, or for upgrades from older full versions of Ableton Live. Purchases or Upgrades will have to be made from July 1 to August 31, 2009.

About Ableton

Ableton develops modern software technology to inspire creative people. Since the company started in 1999, Ableton has attracted an extensive and highly committed community of musicians, composers, and DJs worldwide. Currently, Ableton counts about ninety employees in its Berlin and New York offices. The company has received outstanding press, awards and customer feedback since the unveiling of Live in October 2001.

About Live

Ableton Live accompanies every stage of the musical process, from creation to production to performance. 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.

For more information, contact:

Antje Huebner, Public Relations Manager
Ableton Inc.
43 West 24th Street, 12th floor
New York, NY 10010
Ph. 646-723-4552