Ableton Suite 8 Full Professional - Music Production Software

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Description

Ableton Suite 8 is a package which gives you a rich world of sound, perfectly complementing the tools and features in Live 8. Suite 8 provides all the instruments a musician could hope for, including a wide range of synths, a powerful sampler, electric and acoustic drums, mallets, numerous sampled instruments: 10 instruments in all. Here's what's new in Suite 8.


World Class Library:

Ableton Suite 8's library is something big and something new, completely surpassing everything that Ableton has ever offered before. With the creative professional in mind, Ableton has put together a well-balanced and comprehensive tool set, including synthesis, real-world "Sound Objects," presets, grooves, templates and, above all, a wide-ranging set of beautiful sounds. No need to be quiet in this library.


Collision:

Collision is a unique physical modeling instrument for authentic mallet sounds and creative percussion.
Collision is a unique instrument for authentic mallet sounds and creative percussion. Co-developed with AAS, it uses physical modeling technology to reproduce real-world instruments such as xylophones, marimbas and glockenspiels, but also provides enough depth to create truly dramatic new instruments and sounds. Unlike sampled instruments, this creates dynamic, living and breathing sounds that add an organic feel to your compositions. Corpus, a separate effect that reproduces Collision's resonator section, widens the scope even further, giving you a far-reaching sonic continuum from authentic, real-world sounds to exotic, experimental effects.


Collision control

The exciting thing is that every aspect of this Collision + Corpus equation is adjustable--you have complete control over the excitation source, the force of the impact and the type of resonator. Choose what you want to hit: beam, plate, membrane, bars or tubes. Select the type of resonator and modify its geometry. Experiment with different materials: from glass or metal to wood, nylon and rubber. Try out different listening positions and compare parallel and serial configurations. Apply harmonic or disharmonic overtones. Tweak the preset sounds to perfection, create instruments that would be physically impossible in the real world or go full-on experimental for completely new sounds.


Choose your resonator:

Collision features seven resonator types. Here, "resonator" refers to both the playing surface and the (optional) resonating body behind it. The choice is yours:
Beam simulates beams of different materials and sizes.
Marimba is a specialized beam. It reproduces the characteristic tuning of marimba bar overtones that are produced as a result of the deep arch cut of the bars.
String simulates strings of different materials and sizes as found in instruments such as pianos, guitars and dulcimers.
Membrane is a rectangular drumhead, with options for adjusting material and size.
Plate simulates a rectangular plate of different materials and sizes.
Pipe simulates a cylinder with one end open and a variable opening at the other end (adjusted with the "Opening" parameter).
Tube simulates a cylinder that is fully open at both ends.
Go configure:
Collision has two configuration modes: parallel and serial. These mirror the real-world construction of these instrumentsヨa xylophone, for example, consists of a beater, a playing surface (which is also a resonatorナ) with a resonating tube underneath. So a xylophone is a serial configuration. The parallel setup is not common in the real world but this is where physical modeling synthesis really scores: creating virtual instruments beyond physical constraints. Think of it as hitting two interdependent resonators or playing surfaces simultaneously.
Corpus separatus:
Corpus is a virtual resonator or soundbox with a life of its own. Independent of Collision, you can use Corpus to add physical modeling characteristics to audio material or place it behind any virtual instrument to create complex resonances. You can avoid some tricky mic setups and studio workarounds simply by using Corpus instead. To round things off, Corpus' secret weapon is a MIDI sidechain input. Use this to control the pitch of the resonances produced and give pitched resonances to unpitched percussion.


Latin Percussion:

Latin Percussion is a collection of acoustic percussion instruments such as congas, bongos, timbales, claves, shakers, tambourines and bells from the worlds of Brazilian, Afro-Cuban and African music. Latin Percussion was produced in association with e-instruments.
Authentic sounds:
Each instrument has been carefully multisampled to reproduce the sound, feel and playability of the real-world version. These instruments are useful for producing authentic salsa, merengue, son or mambo, but they're also essential for reggaeton, R'n'B, Latin jazz or fusion... anything with a groove, basically.
Be articulate:
Each instrument includes variations for the different ways of playing in the real world, reproducing the difference between a hit and a muted hit, for example. Whether you're shaking, slapping or beating, the articulations for each instrument provide a level of detail that lets you go beyond simply adding "spice" to a track: with Latin Percussion you can really explore the character of the instruments. Individual instruments are arranged as drum racks to integrate neatly into your Live Sets with the articulations already in place. Additionally, Latin Percussion includes mapping for most popular drum pad controllers. In particular, the eight multi-articulation kits are specially designed to let you hook up your hardware quickly and start playing.
Drums and drummer:
The greatest instruments in the world are no good unless you know how to play them. Latin Percussion has this covered: the package also includes clips and grooves, so you don't only get the drums, you also get the drummer.


More Operator, more power:

Operator, Ableton's renowned do-it-all synthesizer, has been given a major overhaul. We opened up the hood, took a long hard look inside and did some serious hot-rod stuff:
User Waveforms: Draw your own waveforms by adjusting the amplitudes of each oscillator's harmonics. You can also edit the built-in waveforms. Feedback is now available for all oscillators that are not being modulated by another oscillator.
New filter types: New ladder modes and SVF filters bring the total number of Operator's filter types to fourteen. There is also a frequency response curve view in the filter display and an integrated waveshaper in the filter, featuring an adjustable drive amount and four curve shapes.
The filter, LFO and pitch envelopes now feature adjustable slopes, like those found in Sampler.
There's a new MIDI modulation section in the global display, with multiple destination and amount settings for five MIDI control sources. We've also added new modulation options for the LFO and pitch envelope.

SKU ABL-SUITE8FULLPRO
MPN SUITE8
Features Ableton Suite 8 Full Professional Features:

World Class Library:
  • 1,600 new, expressive sounds: Ableton has worked with some of the world's top sound designers to create a comprehensive set of truly useful, high-end sounds, each one an instrument in its own right. The sounds are provided as instrument Racks with a finely calibrated combination of instruments and effects.
  • Library Info Texts: many resources now have descriptive Info Texts explaining the characteristics and structure of the sound or Rack, so you know what the sound is before you load it.
  • Versatile configuration options: all instrument racks feature thoughtfully mapped Macro controls for both subtle and dramatic adjustments without the confusion of too much detail. For detail, just open up the rack and get in close.
  • New Effect Racks for professional-grade mastering, mixing and creative sound processing.
  • Construction kits: flexible song kits containing loops and phrases in a number of styles. A useful resource for getting started or for firing up your imagination.
  • Sound Objects Lite: to complement and extend the synthesized sounds, Ableton and SonArte have worked together to produce a tool kit of real-world object recordings for advanced sound design.
  • 440 MB of abstract, experimental loops from renowned music software pioneers Cycling '74.
  • Over 400 loops and samples from Zero-G in a wide range of styles, including smooth '70s grooves, gritty hip hop and edgy, abstract weirdness.
  • Thousands of single-device presets: simple components for making new sounds and exploring synthesis.
  • Clearly organized library: all resources organized pragmatically and sensibly.
  • Song templates: practical templates for different recording scenarios (e.g. 8-track recording), with pre-configured tracks and routing.

Collision:
  • Co-developed with AAS, Collision is a completely new instrument, uniquely in tune with Ableton Live's workflow and intuitive user interface
  • The comprehensive preset collection includes xylophone, glockenspiel, marimba, balaphone, vibraphone and toms.
  • Physical modeling synthesis allows you to tweak Collision's parameters in real time.
  • Exciter section: This has two oscillators. The first models the "beater," or whatever is used to hit the playing surface. By modifying the stiffness and the noise settings, you effectively control the beater material or type. For example, you can increase the stiffness to simulate a metallic beater or add noise to simulate a beater with a felt surface. The second oscillator in the Exciter section is a noise oscillator with envelope and multimode filter controls. This is great for getting creative and adding a unique edge to your sounds.
  • Resonator section: This features two polyphonic resonators arranged in series or parallel. These resonators model the playing surface and any additional resonating body. Choose from the following resonator models:
    beam (a basic wooden or metal beam) marimba (a beam that has been carved to produce a certain pitch) string membrane (the skin of a drum) plate (a flat resonating surface) pipe (open or closed) tube (variation of pipe--always closed with additional tonal capabilities)
  • You can also control hitting and listening positions, decay, brightness and inharmonics. Each resonator type has its own parameters for controlling the virtual shape and size of the resonator:
    ratio (controls the geometry of the membrane and plate resonators) opening (controls the geometry of the pipe) radius (lets you modify the size of both the tube and pipe resonator types)
  • Resonators have pitch envelopes featuring two LFOs with multiple modulation types.
  • Many parameters can be modulated via key tracking, velocity and MIDI controllers for expressive, dynamic playing.

Corpus:
  • True stereo processing of the incoming signal and full control over the stereo width of the wet signal
  • Use independently of Collision to apply physical modeling characteristics to audio material
  • Full access to all of Collision's resonator models
  • Features a MIDI sidechain input for controlling the tuning of the resonators
  • Spread parameter to detune left and right channel resonances
  • Dual LFO: create interesting stereo effects by applying various phase settings
  • Post-effect filter section for coloring the wet signal

Latin Percussion:
  • 1 GB of carefully sampled percussion covering 107 instruments in 24bit/48kHz stereo.
  • 8 multi-articulation kits and 32 instrument groups provide variety and plenty of potential for customization.
  • Kits and instruments are configured as Drum Racks, so it's easy to hook up your hardware and start playing.
  • 50 clips of patterns and phrases demonstrating and providing authentic use of the sounds.
  • A set of grooves to add some Latin feel to your drum patterns.
  • Up to 8 articulations per instrument including Slap, Mute, Flam, Heel, Stick and Shake.
  • Up to 20 velocity layers and up to 4 alternating hits per instrument for dynamic and authentic playing.
  • List of instruments and articulations:
    Agogo (low, middle, high)
    Bells
    Belltree
    Bongo high (open 1-finger, open 3-finger, rim, slap, heel, tip, flam 1-finger, flam 3-finger)
    Bongo low (open 1-finger, open 3-finger, rim, slap, heel, tip, flam 1-finger, flam 3-finger)
    Cabasa (long, short, effects)
    Castanet (single, short roll, flam, roll)
    Caxixi (open, hand, effects)
    Chimes (finger down, finger up, stick down, stick up, effects)
    Claves
    Conga (open, mute, slap, slap mute, heel, tip, flam open, flam mute)
    Cowbell
    Cuica (low, high)
    Cymbal bell
    Cymbal finger (open, stop)
    Cymbal stick (open, stop)
    Finger cymbal
    Finger snap (single, double)
    Gong
    Guiro (short down, short up, top, long)
    Jingle bell
    Jingle bell effects
    Maracas
    Maracas effects
    Pandeiro (finger, thumb, shake, slap, rim, roll)
    Quinto (open, mute, slap open, slap mute, heel, tip, flam open, flam mute)
    Samba whistle (low, middle, high)
    Shaker
    Surdo (open, mute, finger, rim)
    Tambourim (open, mute, finger)
    Tambourin (shake, hit, effects)
    Timbales high (open, rim, mute, stick, flam, pressroll, roll, cascara)
    Timbales low (open, rim, mute, stick, flam, pressroll, roll, cascara)
    Triangle (open, mute)
    Tumba (open, mute, slap, slap mute, heel, tip, flam open, flam mute, sub open, sub mute, sub hit, slide)
    Vibraslap (center, panning)
    Wood block (low, middle, high)
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Description

Ableton Suite 8 is a package which gives you a rich world of sound, perfectly complementing the tools and features in Live 8. Suite 8 provides all the instruments a musician could hope for, including a wide range of synths, a powerful sampler, electric and acoustic drums, mallets, numerous sampled instruments: 10 instruments in all. Here's what's new in Suite 8.


World Class Library:

Ableton Suite 8's library is something big and something new, completely surpassing everything that Ableton has ever offered before. With the creative professional in mind, Ableton has put together a well-balanced and comprehensive tool set, including synthesis, real-world "Sound Objects," presets, grooves, templates and, above all, a wide-ranging set of beautiful sounds. No need to be quiet in this library.


Collision:

Collision is a unique physical modeling instrument for authentic mallet sounds and creative percussion.
Collision is a unique instrument for authentic mallet sounds and creative percussion. Co-developed with AAS, it uses physical modeling technology to reproduce real-world instruments such as xylophones, marimbas and glockenspiels, but also provides enough depth to create truly dramatic new instruments and sounds. Unlike sampled instruments, this creates dynamic, living and breathing sounds that add an organic feel to your compositions. Corpus, a separate effect that reproduces Collision's resonator section, widens the scope even further, giving you a far-reaching sonic continuum from authentic, real-world sounds to exotic, experimental effects.


Collision control

The exciting thing is that every aspect of this Collision + Corpus equation is adjustable--you have complete control over the excitation source, the force of the impact and the type of resonator. Choose what you want to hit: beam, plate, membrane, bars or tubes. Select the type of resonator and modify its geometry. Experiment with different materials: from glass or metal to wood, nylon and rubber. Try out different listening positions and compare parallel and serial configurations. Apply harmonic or disharmonic overtones. Tweak the preset sounds to perfection, create instruments that would be physically impossible in the real world or go full-on experimental for completely new sounds.


Choose your resonator:

Collision features seven resonator types. Here, "resonator" refers to both the playing surface and the (optional) resonating body behind it. The choice is yours:
Beam simulates beams of different materials and sizes.
Marimba is a specialized beam. It reproduces the characteristic tuning of marimba bar overtones that are produced as a result of the deep arch cut of the bars.
String simulates strings of different materials and sizes as found in instruments such as pianos, guitars and dulcimers.
Membrane is a rectangular drumhead, with options for adjusting material and size.
Plate simulates a rectangular plate of different materials and sizes.
Pipe simulates a cylinder with one end open and a variable opening at the other end (adjusted with the "Opening" parameter).
Tube simulates a cylinder that is fully open at both ends.
Go configure:
Collision has two configuration modes: parallel and serial. These mirror the real-world construction of these instrumentsヨa xylophone, for example, consists of a beater, a playing surface (which is also a resonatorナ) with a resonating tube underneath. So a xylophone is a serial configuration. The parallel setup is not common in the real world but this is where physical modeling synthesis really scores: creating virtual instruments beyond physical constraints. Think of it as hitting two interdependent resonators or playing surfaces simultaneously.
Corpus separatus:
Corpus is a virtual resonator or soundbox with a life of its own. Independent of Collision, you can use Corpus to add physical modeling characteristics to audio material or place it behind any virtual instrument to create complex resonances. You can avoid some tricky mic setups and studio workarounds simply by using Corpus instead. To round things off, Corpus' secret weapon is a MIDI sidechain input. Use this to control the pitch of the resonances produced and give pitched resonances to unpitched percussion.


Latin Percussion:

Latin Percussion is a collection of acoustic percussion instruments such as congas, bongos, timbales, claves, shakers, tambourines and bells from the worlds of Brazilian, Afro-Cuban and African music. Latin Percussion was produced in association with e-instruments.
Authentic sounds:
Each instrument has been carefully multisampled to reproduce the sound, feel and playability of the real-world version. These instruments are useful for producing authentic salsa, merengue, son or mambo, but they're also essential for reggaeton, R'n'B, Latin jazz or fusion... anything with a groove, basically.
Be articulate:
Each instrument includes variations for the different ways of playing in the real world, reproducing the difference between a hit and a muted hit, for example. Whether you're shaking, slapping or beating, the articulations for each instrument provide a level of detail that lets you go beyond simply adding "spice" to a track: with Latin Percussion you can really explore the character of the instruments. Individual instruments are arranged as drum racks to integrate neatly into your Live Sets with the articulations already in place. Additionally, Latin Percussion includes mapping for most popular drum pad controllers. In particular, the eight multi-articulation kits are specially designed to let you hook up your hardware quickly and start playing.
Drums and drummer:
The greatest instruments in the world are no good unless you know how to play them. Latin Percussion has this covered: the package also includes clips and grooves, so you don't only get the drums, you also get the drummer.


More Operator, more power:

Operator, Ableton's renowned do-it-all synthesizer, has been given a major overhaul. We opened up the hood, took a long hard look inside and did some serious hot-rod stuff:
User Waveforms: Draw your own waveforms by adjusting the amplitudes of each oscillator's harmonics. You can also edit the built-in waveforms. Feedback is now available for all oscillators that are not being modulated by another oscillator.
New filter types: New ladder modes and SVF filters bring the total number of Operator's filter types to fourteen. There is also a frequency response curve view in the filter display and an integrated waveshaper in the filter, featuring an adjustable drive amount and four curve shapes.
The filter, LFO and pitch envelopes now feature adjustable slopes, like those found in Sampler.
There's a new MIDI modulation section in the global display, with multiple destination and amount settings for five MIDI control sources. We've also added new modulation options for the LFO and pitch envelope.

SKU ABL-SUITE8FULLPRO
MPN SUITE8

Features

Features Ableton Suite 8 Full Professional Features:

World Class Library:
  • 1,600 new, expressive sounds: Ableton has worked with some of the world's top sound designers to create a comprehensive set of truly useful, high-end sounds, each one an instrument in its own right. The sounds are provided as instrument Racks with a finely calibrated combination of instruments and effects.
  • Library Info Texts: many resources now have descriptive Info Texts explaining the characteristics and structure of the sound or Rack, so you know what the sound is before you load it.
  • Versatile configuration options: all instrument racks feature thoughtfully mapped Macro controls for both subtle and dramatic adjustments without the confusion of too much detail. For detail, just open up the rack and get in close.
  • New Effect Racks for professional-grade mastering, mixing and creative sound processing.
  • Construction kits: flexible song kits containing loops and phrases in a number of styles. A useful resource for getting started or for firing up your imagination.
  • Sound Objects Lite: to complement and extend the synthesized sounds, Ableton and SonArte have worked together to produce a tool kit of real-world object recordings for advanced sound design.
  • 440 MB of abstract, experimental loops from renowned music software pioneers Cycling '74.
  • Over 400 loops and samples from Zero-G in a wide range of styles, including smooth '70s grooves, gritty hip hop and edgy, abstract weirdness.
  • Thousands of single-device presets: simple components for making new sounds and exploring synthesis.
  • Clearly organized library: all resources organized pragmatically and sensibly.
  • Song templates: practical templates for different recording scenarios (e.g. 8-track recording), with pre-configured tracks and routing.

Collision:
  • Co-developed with AAS, Collision is a completely new instrument, uniquely in tune with Ableton Live's workflow and intuitive user interface
  • The comprehensive preset collection includes xylophone, glockenspiel, marimba, balaphone, vibraphone and toms.
  • Physical modeling synthesis allows you to tweak Collision's parameters in real time.
  • Exciter section: This has two oscillators. The first models the "beater," or whatever is used to hit the playing surface. By modifying the stiffness and the noise settings, you effectively control the beater material or type. For example, you can increase the stiffness to simulate a metallic beater or add noise to simulate a beater with a felt surface. The second oscillator in the Exciter section is a noise oscillator with envelope and multimode filter controls. This is great for getting creative and adding a unique edge to your sounds.
  • Resonator section: This features two polyphonic resonators arranged in series or parallel. These resonators model the playing surface and any additional resonating body. Choose from the following resonator models:
    beam (a basic wooden or metal beam) marimba (a beam that has been carved to produce a certain pitch) string membrane (the skin of a drum) plate (a flat resonating surface) pipe (open or closed) tube (variation of pipe--always closed with additional tonal capabilities)
  • You can also control hitting and listening positions, decay, brightness and inharmonics. Each resonator type has its own parameters for controlling the virtual shape and size of the resonator:
    ratio (controls the geometry of the membrane and plate resonators) opening (controls the geometry of the pipe) radius (lets you modify the size of both the tube and pipe resonator types)
  • Resonators have pitch envelopes featuring two LFOs with multiple modulation types.
  • Many parameters can be modulated via key tracking, velocity and MIDI controllers for expressive, dynamic playing.

Corpus:
  • True stereo processing of the incoming signal and full control over the stereo width of the wet signal
  • Use independently of Collision to apply physical modeling characteristics to audio material
  • Full access to all of Collision's resonator models
  • Features a MIDI sidechain input for controlling the tuning of the resonators
  • Spread parameter to detune left and right channel resonances
  • Dual LFO: create interesting stereo effects by applying various phase settings
  • Post-effect filter section for coloring the wet signal

Latin Percussion:
  • 1 GB of carefully sampled percussion covering 107 instruments in 24bit/48kHz stereo.
  • 8 multi-articulation kits and 32 instrument groups provide variety and plenty of potential for customization.
  • Kits and instruments are configured as Drum Racks, so it's easy to hook up your hardware and start playing.
  • 50 clips of patterns and phrases demonstrating and providing authentic use of the sounds.
  • A set of grooves to add some Latin feel to your drum patterns.
  • Up to 8 articulations per instrument including Slap, Mute, Flam, Heel, Stick and Shake.
  • Up to 20 velocity layers and up to 4 alternating hits per instrument for dynamic and authentic playing.
  • List of instruments and articulations:
    Agogo (low, middle, high)
    Bells
    Belltree
    Bongo high (open 1-finger, open 3-finger, rim, slap, heel, tip, flam 1-finger, flam 3-finger)
    Bongo low (open 1-finger, open 3-finger, rim, slap, heel, tip, flam 1-finger, flam 3-finger)
    Cabasa (long, short, effects)
    Castanet (single, short roll, flam, roll)
    Caxixi (open, hand, effects)
    Chimes (finger down, finger up, stick down, stick up, effects)
    Claves
    Conga (open, mute, slap, slap mute, heel, tip, flam open, flam mute)
    Cowbell
    Cuica (low, high)
    Cymbal bell
    Cymbal finger (open, stop)
    Cymbal stick (open, stop)
    Finger cymbal
    Finger snap (single, double)
    Gong
    Guiro (short down, short up, top, long)
    Jingle bell
    Jingle bell effects
    Maracas
    Maracas effects
    Pandeiro (finger, thumb, shake, slap, rim, roll)
    Quinto (open, mute, slap open, slap mute, heel, tip, flam open, flam mute)
    Samba whistle (low, middle, high)
    Shaker
    Surdo (open, mute, finger, rim)
    Tambourim (open, mute, finger)
    Tambourin (shake, hit, effects)
    Timbales high (open, rim, mute, stick, flam, pressroll, roll, cascara)
    Timbales low (open, rim, mute, stick, flam, pressroll, roll, cascara)
    Triangle (open, mute)
    Tumba (open, mute, slap, slap mute, heel, tip, flam open, flam mute, sub open, sub mute, sub hit, slide)
    Vibraslap (center, panning)
    Wood block (low, middle, high)

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