Ableton Live now Amplified!
(mtebaldi | Posted 2010-09-25)
The German software company Ableton just released a new update for their famous Digital Audio Workstation, Ableton Live. Within this new update, owners of Ableton Live and Suite 8 will receive a nice surprise, a new toy called Amp that is included totally free of charge. Amp is a new Ableton audio effect that simulates the sounds and simplicity of legendary amplifiers and cabinet, delivering warmth and drive to your audio samples. Focusing on tone, vibe and character, Amp features 7 different amps and the Cabinet effect that provides a selection of classic guitar cabs, with optimized mics and mic positioning.
Here is amplifier models you are going to find in Amp:
Clean is based on the "Brilliant" channel of a classic amp from the '60s. This amp was widely used by guitarists of the British Invasion.
Boost is based on the "Tremolo" channel of the same amp, and is great for edgy rock riffs.
Blues is based on a '70s-era guitar amp with a bright character. This classic amp is popular with country, rock and blues guitarists.
Rock is modeled after a classic 45 watt amp from the '60s. This is perhaps the best known rock amp of all time.
Lead is based on the "Modern" channel of a high-gain amp popular with metal guitarists.
Heavy is based on the "Vintage" channel of the same amp and is also ideal for metal and grunge sounds.
Bass is modeled after a rare PA from the '70s which has become popular with bass players due to its strong low end and "fuzz" at high volumes
You can check a quick video of this new Ableton Live 8 audio effect in action here:
You can also buy Amp separately for a price of $129.
For more information about this and other Ableton products, please visit http://www.ableton.com.