Shopping around for Ableton Live 5? Here’s something you may want to consider. You can currently buy a copy of Ableton Live 5 for $349 (that’s $150 less than if you buy it direct from Ableton). But you can do better than that. If you buy M-Audio’s Trigger Finger midi controller for $179 you get a free copy of Ableton Live Lite, which can be upgraded via download from Ableton’s website for $249 ($30 more if you want the box with CDs, manual, and stickers mailed to you). So for a total of $428 — just $79 more than the cost of Live alone — you get Live plus a good midi controller… and a good midi controller is the best way to get the most out of Ableton Live 5.

Just food for thought.