What is Ableton Live Lite 8 ?
Ableton Live Lite is a customized version of Ableton Live that is packaged with selected products.
Live Lite provides a fresh and easy way to write music, features for audio recording and production as well as powerful tools for live performance. It's not time-limited and you can save and mix-down your work.
All the fundamentals of Live 8 are included: Live's intuitive workflow, Session View, Arrangement View, effects and two software instruments: Simpler (a sampler) and Impulse (for drums). Live Lite also includes 200 MB of audio loops from Loopmasters and 50 Instrument Racks (tweakable instrument plus effect configurations) so you can start making music straight away.
Will it run ok on my system ?
Yes there should not be any problems but to be on the safe side here are the recommended minimum specifications.
Mac: 1.8 GHz G4/G5 or faster (Intel® Mac recommended), 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended, if supported by your computer), Mac OS X 10.4.11 (10.5 or later recommended), DVD-ROM drive
Windows: 2 GHz Pentium® 4 or Celeron® compatible CPU or faster (multicore CPU recommended), 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended on Windows Vista and Windows 7), Windows XP (home or Pro), Windows Vista or Windows 7, sound card (ASIO driver support recommended), DVD-ROM drive, QuickTime recommended
How come this is free, whats the catch ?
There is no catch. Its a limited offer between soundcloud and Ableton.
Ableton recently added a new feature that allows you to upload your tracks direct to Soundcloud and to celebrate both companies decided to run this promotion. Soundcloud are offering 5 months of Pro membership to Ableton users and Ableton are offering a FREE version of Live Lite 8 to soundcloud users. Saying that though I had no problems downloading and installing Ableton Live Lite 8 without being logged into soundcloud.
Simply follow this link to soundcloud and and click on Get this app then register with Ableton to get your free copy o f Lite Live 8
Or go here to get yourself a free Pro upgrade on your soundcloud account if your an Ableton user