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Old Jan 20, 2006, 12:42 PM   #1
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just received this email from Ableton. Intelmacs here ya go.

Ableton Live 5.2 Brings Immediate Native Intel-Mac Support and an
Additional Speed Increase Arrives in Q3 with Live 6.

Ableton is pleased to announce Live 5.2, bringing native support for
Apple’s new Intel-Macs. One of Ableton’s major development goals for
2006 is to deliver faster audio performance to Live users. On the Mac
side, this goal coincides nicely with the announcement of the new
Intel-based Macs. The upcoming Live 5.2 is the first step in providing
Live users support for the Intel-Mac platform and significant gains in
audio performance.

Live 5.2 will enter beta as soon as the new Intel Core Duo-equipped
MacBook Pro is available, and expected to be released in February.
Thanks to Live 5.2, early MacBook Pro buyers will be able to run Live
immediately and enjoy substantially higher audio performance than on
today's fastest Mac notebook.

Live 6, scheduled for release in Q3, will bring—among other features yet
to be disclosed—support for multicore/multiprocessor architectures, to
the benefit of both Windows and Mac OS users. This feature will bring
users of Intel Core Duo-equipped Macs another large increase in audio
performance, and Windows users will be able to fully exploit the speedup
potential of the various available multicore/multiprocessor hardware
solutions the market offers.

Pricing and availability

Live 5.2 is expected to be available, as a download, in February 2006.

Non Intel-Mac users: In addition to the new Intel-Mac support, Live 5.2
will also be released as a free bug-fix update for users running Live 5
on non-Intel Macs or Windows computers.

Intel-Mac users: In light of development costs associated with porting
Live to the Intel-Mac platform, users wishing to take advantage of the
new Intel-Mac support can purchase a new serial number for 49 USD/39
EUR. This additional fee will be fully refunded to those customers who
buy the Live 6 upgrade, which is scheduled for release in Q3. Complete
information on Live 6's specs, availability, and pricing will be made
available this summer.

Accommodation for recent buyers of Live 5: Users who purchased Live
after Steve Jobs announced the release of the new Intel-Macs (January
10, 2006) will receive the Intel-Mac support at no additional charge.

To read more about Live 5.2, please go to www.ableton.com
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