Live 4
real-time audio/MIDI production software

Euro 390,00

Minimum system requirements (Windows)
600 MHz CPU or faster
256 MB RAM
Windows 98/2000/XP
Windows-compatible soundcard

Minimum system requirements (Mac)
G3 or faster w/ 256 MB RAM
OS 9.2 or later; Mac OS X.1.5 or later

Direct I/O
Sound Manager
600 MHz CPU or faster
256 MB RAM
Windows 98/2000/XP
Windows-compatible soundcard
G3 or faster w/ 256 MB RAM
OS 9.2 or later; Mac OS X.1.5 or later

Record, import, arrange and process multiple audio clips together regardless of pitch or tempo
change audio tempo and pitch independently on the fly
clip envelopes allow endless variations on loops


Real-time audio/MIDI production
integrate audio clips of different tempos and pitches into new compositions
change tempo and pitch of your composition independently at any time
clip envelopes allow endless variations on loops
proprietary time-stretching algorithms yield flexibility and fidelity
optionally quantize your audio recordings/performances in real-time
edit all aspects of a performance
privately audition candidate audio from disk while the main mix continues
DJ-like crossfading
record unlimited takes on unlimited tracks
great built-in effects complete with automation
includes virtual instruments
expandable via VST and Rewire support

Recording and editing
up to 24 bit / 192 kHz multitrack hard disk recording
complete MIDI and audio sequencing
non-destructive editing and unlimited undo
instant capturing and resampling of audio signals during playback
real-time loop/overdub MIDI recording for pattern build-up
unlimited audio and MIDI tracks

Non-linear sequencing
map audio and MIDI files to MIDI keyboard ranges and computer keys for instant triggering
records all actions as editable arrangements and automations
scene concept for non-linear organization of audio and MIDI files for live and jamming purposes
customized and random sequencing of audio and MIDI files for generating ideas and preparing performances
actions can allow for automatic jamming and generative music

Time and pitch manipulation
real-time time-stretching to play any audio file in sync with the project tempo, even if original tempo fluctuates
real-time pitch shifting for the individual notes in a sample
real-time groove and swing manipulations for MIDI and audio
tempo automation via continuous breakpoint envelopes

Instruments and effects
includes a wide array of Ableton audio and MIDI effects
'Simpler' instrument for polyphonic playback and creative exploration of any sound recorded or dragged into Live
'Impulse' percussion sampler instrument for dynamic drum sound design
endless expansion via VST, Audio Units, and ReWire Plug-in support
free assignment of effects, mixer, tempo and transport functions to MIDI controllers
complete and easy automation recording/editing for all instrument and effects parameters

Browsing, importing and export
built-in browsers for previewing WAV, AIFF and SDII audio files in sync with the project tempo
audio tracks play mono and stereo audio files of any sample rate, bit depth, length with no prior conversion
drag-and-drop MIDI file import
exports MIDI and audio files

Routing, I/O and sync
drag-and-drop signal flow management for MIDI effects, instruments and audio effects
unlimited audio/MIDI bussing for mix grouping, synth layering, post-effects recording, MIDI-to-audio
preview and cue via separate audio outs
up to 8 send/return tracks
supports ASIO, MME, DirectX, Sound Manager and CoreAudio audio interfaces
manages unlimited number of MIDI ins and outs
acts as MIDI clock master or slave; MIDI timecode slave
acts as ReWire master or slave

M-Audio International
5795 Martin Rd.
Irwindale, CA 91706
phone: (949) 766-7589
fax: (949) 766-7590

Midi Music - Torino
Tel (I): +39 011 3185602 , Fax (I): +39 011 3186959 , e-mail
Roberto Lajolo

International distributors

advanced technologic sound magazine
2004 november issue 131

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