Ableton Releases Orchestral Instruments

Berlin, Germany, May 5, 2008 - Ableton announces the release of the Orchestral Instruments--four sampled instrument collections representing the four sections of an orchestra.

The instrument collections are available individually or as an attractively priced bundle and bring rich, authentic, symphonic sound to Ableton Live. Strings, Brass, Woodwinds and Percussion have been painstakingly recorded in a number of velocities and articulations, employing the expertise of world-class musicians, engineers and producers. The Orchestral Instruments are seamlessly integrated into the Ableton Live environment and use a technology called SmartPriming to manage system resources efficiently, providing big symphonic sound with a minimum of CPU action.

The instruments include violin, viola, cello, double bass, French horn, trombone, trumpet, tuba, flute, clarinet, bassoon, oboe, English horn, vibraphone, marimba, xylophone, crotales, glockenspiel, tubular bells, cymbals and timpani. Many instruments are provided in solo and ensemble variants and multiple articulations. Each instrument is available in a high-fidelity version for studio production and a lower-fidelity configuration for decreased overhead and instant performance.

The Orchestral Instruments were produced in partnership with SONiVOX.

Pricing and availability:

The Orchestral Instruments are available from the Ableton web shop as of May 5, 2008.

Orchestral Instruments Collection - EUR 499/USD 599

Orchestral Strings - EUR 159/USD 189

Orchestral Brass - EUR 159/USD 189

Orchestral Woodwinds - EUR 159/USD 189

Orchestral Percussion - EUR 129/USD 159

About Ableton

Ableton develops 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 one hundred 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.


SONiVOX, from Sonic Network, Inc., is a suite of sound products that provide leading audio technology and content to a wide array of customers, from professional musicians to mass mobile consumers. SONiVOX products are licensed in several markets, including wireless devices, PCs, games, software applications and music synthesizers, as well as sold directly to end users.

For more information, contact:

Ableton Public Relations
Schönhauser Allee 6/7
10119 Berlin