Gear Alert: Ableton Live 6 LE
Ableton Live has finally introduced its little brother into the production world, and both broke and amateur music makers couldn’t be more pumped. Ableton Live 6 LE is downloadable straight from the company’s site (for $50 cheaper), so that future bedroom rockers have instant access to loopy good times.
Offering a majority of the original application’s features, including unlimited MIDI tracks, up to 64 audio tracks, both the Simpler and Impulse instruments, and the same intuitive interface, Live 6 LE is a perfect introduction to the software that’s got everyone from Throbbing Gristle to El-P praising the Ableton name.
The only drawback is the fact that only 12 effects and two plug-in options are available per project (the full version has no restrictions), but users can still save their work, allowing for a smooth upgrade when it’s go time. LE also includes the same tutorial instructions that make this production phenomenon the most accessible music platform on the market. And it only costs $199. Producers, start your engines. The Live revolution is in motion.