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Ableton Announces Release of Live 5.2

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 (April 07, 2006)

Ableton today announced the release of Live 5.2, which delivers immediate native Intel-based Mac computer support. This development makes Live 5.2 one of the first professional audio applications on the market to run as a Universal Binary to take advantage of Apples new Intel-based Mac machines.
Intel-based Mac Live 5.0 users can purchase a Live 5.2 serial number for 49 USD/39 EUR via the Ableton webshop. Customers who purchase the upgrade to Live 6 from the Ableton webshop will receive a full refund of this 49 USD/39 EUR. 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.
Intel-based 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.
About Live
Live is the award-winning music production suite designed to support each stage of the musical process. In the creative stage, Live is transparent, intuitive, and responsive, capturing inspiration and encouraging the flow of musical ideas. During production, Live provides all of the professional tools and studio compatibility required to complete and perfect projects. On stage, Live delivers the expressive control and stability that innumerable performing artists have come to rely on. M-Audio distributes Live in the United States, United Kingdom, and Latin America.
About Ableton
Ableton develops modern software technology to inspire creative people. Since the company started in 1999, more than fifty developers and business professionals have joined Ableton?many of them active musicians or DJs. The company has received outstanding press, awards, and customer feedback since the unveiling of Live in October 2001.

About M-Audio
M-Audio, a part of Avid Technology, Inc., is a leading provider of creative tools for todays electronic musicians and audio professionals. Founded in 1988, M-Audio now has independent offices in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, France and Japan, as well as independent distribution in most of the rest of the world. M-Audios ability to parlay advanced technology into affordable products has led the company to win some of the international audio communitys highest praise and awards. M-Audios mission of ?Redefining the Studio delivers new levels of control, virtualization and mobility that transform the way computer-centric musicians compose, perform and live their creative lives. In addition to manufacturing its own product lines like the popular Delta audio cards, Studiophile reference monitors and USB MIDI controllers, M-Audio also wholly owns Evolution Electronics, LTD., and distributes other best-of-class products such as Ableton Live, Way Out Ware TimewARP, Wizoo Virtual Instruments, Glaresoft iDrum, iZotope processing solutions and GForce virtual vintage instruments. In 2002, the company successfully launched a product line that brings professional-quality audio to the consumer electronics market.

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