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 ulticore/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.