Ableton is offering a rare discount on its simply-named Push MIDI controller, now available for $1,600 instead of its usual $2,000 price tag. This deal is for the standalone version of the hardware, allowing users to make beats from anywhere. In addition, Ableton is also discounting its DAW, Live 11, with the standard version priced at $350, the Suite version at $600, and a bare-bones version at $80. Even better, purchasing Live 11 now guarantees a free upgrade to Live 12 when it is released early next year.
The Push controller, known for its MPE-enabled pads and 11th Core i3 processor with 8GB of RAM, can function as a stand-alone groovebox or be connected to a computer. It has impressed users with decreased latency in standalone mode, making it ideal for live performances. Despite its less-than-stellar battery life and high cost, the current sale helps mitigate the investment.
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