Ableton today announced the release of Live 5.2, which delivers immediate native Intel-based Mac computer support. This development makes Live 5.2 one of the first professional audio applications on the market to run as a Universal Binary to take advantage of Apples new Intel-based Mac machines.
Intel-based Mac Live 5.0 users can purchase a Live 5.2 serial number for 49 USD/39 EUR via the Ableton webshop. Customers who purchase the upgrade to Live 6 from the Ableton webshop will receive a full refund of this 49 USD/39 EUR. Live 6 is scheduled for release in the third quarter of 2006. Complete information on Live 6’s specs, availability, and pricing will be made available this summer.
Intel-based Mac users who purchased Live 5 after Steve Jobs’ announcement of the new Intel-based Macs (January 10, 2006) will receive the Live 5.2 download at no additional charge. For all other Live 5 users on PCs and non-Intel-based Mac machines, Live 5.2 will be released as a free bug-fix update.