Ableton has released the Intel version of Live, the company’s music production suite.
comes just months before Ableton is due to release Live 6, which is available for pre-order from the Web site.
Intel-based Mac Live 5.0 users can purchase a Live 5.2 serial number for $49 via the Ableton online store. If you purchase the upgrade to Live 6 from Ableton you will receive a refund of the $49. Mac users who purchased Live 5 after Steve Jobs’ announcement of the new Intel-based Macs (January 10, 2006) will receive the Live 5.2 download at no additional charge.
For all other Live 5 users on PCs and non-Intel-based Mac machines, Live 5.2 will be released as a free bug-fix update.
Live 6 is scheduled for release in the third quarter of 2006. Complete information on Live 6’s specs, availability and pricing will be made available this summer.