Ableton offers free Partner Instrument with purchase of Live 8 or Suite 8 + Free Partner Instrument Compilation

Ableton Choose Your Partner

Ableton has announced that it is offering a free Partner Instrument with every purchase of Live 8 or Suite 8 before August 31, 2010.

Ableton’s favorite sound designers have developed a rich collection of instruments custom-made for Ableton Live. Now, get any one of these exquisite instruments for free when you buy Ableton Live.

The offer applies to sales of Ableton Live 8 or Suite 8, as well as upgrades from Live Lite — valid at the Ableton web shop and at dealers worldwide.

Ableton has also announced the Partner Instrument Compilation, a free audio package for existing Live users.

If you already own Ableton Live 8, Suite 8 or Intro, we also have something for you: download the free Partner Instrument Compilation. This 4.4GB Live Pack provides a selection of content taken from the Partner Instruments, and includes everything from acoustic pianos and electronic drums to exotic instruments and cinematic soundscapes.

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Ableton releases exclusive instruments from Ableton partners

Ableton Partner Instruments

Ableton has announced the release of a new range of exquisite instruments, custom-made for Live by some of its favorite sound partners.

The range of sounds is highly diverse, including painstakingly sampled grand pianos, Balinese gamelan, EBow guitar, boutique vintage synthesizers, found objects, acoustic and electronic percussion, atmospheres, and soundscapes. All partner instruments work with Suite 8, Live 8 or Live Intro, and many of them are exclusive to Ableton Live.

The partner instruments are completely integrated into Ableton Live, which makes for a smooth workflow and familiar controls. Most of the instruments use Live’s Rack format, with the eight Macro Controls carefully mapped to provide powerful, top-level control for immediate tweakability. Within the Racks, carefully selected Ableton effects provide additional sound design options. This tight integration also means that the partner instruments all provide instant mapping to controller hardware.

Some of the sound design teams behind these instruments are long-standing Ableton partners – Puremagnetik, e-instruments and SonArte have all provided sounds for Live’s Library. The “new” partners – Sample Logic, Toontrack, Soniccouture and Flatpack – may already be familiar names to many of you.

The new partner instruments are available now at the Ableton web shop.

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