March 24, 2005


DALY CITY, CA - Digidesign will soon ship Ableton Live Lite 4 Digidesign Edition with every Pro Tools TDM and LE system as part of the Music Production Enhancement Suite. Registered owners of the previous version of Ableton Live Digidesign Edition can download a free update to the new software version for a limited time from Ableton's Web site -

Live Lite 4 Digidesign Edition features some of the latest enhancements included in Ableton Live 4 MIDI/digital audio software. Compared to the previously bundled Ableton Live Digidesign Edition, Live Lite 4 Digidesign Edition features new MIDI functionality, more precise control of volume, pitch and timing for audio, and offers a variety of audio and MIDI effects as well.

In addition to Live Lite 4 Digidesign Edition, the Music Production Enhancement Suite also includes Propellerhead Software Reason Adapted and IK Multimedia's SampleTank SE, AmpliTube LE, and T-RackS EQ. Ableton is offering a discounted upgrade path to the full version of Live 4 from the Live Lite version bundled with every Digidesign Pro Tools system.

In related news, Digidesign is also now offering the new EQ III DigiRack plug-in, which is available for free at EQ III is a high-rez, double-precision, 48-bit EQ plug-in for Pro Tools and Avid systems. EQ III supports TDM, RTAS, and AudioSuite formats, and is available in 1-band, 4-band, and 7-band configurations for optimized CPU/DSP efficiency. In addition to its fully parametric design, Digidesign EQ III includes selectable shelving filters and settings as well as separate high-pass, low-pass, and variable Q notch filters.