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Score 9.4 out of 100

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  • Ableton Live is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend

Likelihood to Recommend

9.7

Ableton Live

97%
8 Ratings
9.4

Descript

94%
11 Ratings

Support Rating

9.6

Ableton Live

96%
6 Ratings

Descript

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Likelihood to Recommend

Ableton Live

When I work with Synthesizers, I record guitars or record Foley and percussion... Ableton Live is without a doubt my DAW of choice, there is no other that works better in those aspects. The facility to record that the DAW has is incredible and very intuitive, and it is one of the strengths of the program.
But, I would not recommend it for mixing and mastering in projects with many stems and/or very heavy projects, I think they have to polish the view of the Mixer and improve its usability.
Victor Rodriguez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Descript

  • Transcription of internal presentations and web conferences. It's great for capturing and transcribing the audio from presentations, demos, etc. which can then be used to develop training materials, blog posts, etc.
  • Podcasts. Makes it really easy to record, edit, and publish video or audio podcasts.
  • Promotional videos. Streamlines and accelerates the process for developing videos.
Beau Roberts | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Ableton Live

  • User Interface - Instead of countless windows and menus, everything in Ableton Live is readily available in expandable and collapsable tabs.
  • Grouping and Routing - Easy and intuitive multitrack grouping, routing, and effects buses.
  • Creative Experimentation - This program is designed for experimenting and helping producers and composers come up with new combinations and variations of sound. Intuitively integrates with a workflow based on experimentation and loop-based iteration.
  • Automation - Ability to copy-and-paste automation envelopes, along with expected features like recording automation, makes it a breeze to modify effects sends and VST settings on the fly in realtime.
  • Bouncing to WAV - The "Freeze" option is invaluable for bouncing tracks to WAV, either to save precious CPU resources or because you want to edit the WAV itself rather than the computed track.
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Descript

  • I like the sidebar - breaking my scripts up into different "chapters" makes it easier to create quickly.
  • I like that it auto-corrects punctuation, capitalization, etc. as I polish the scripts.
  • It's easy for my team and my collaborators to read/listen, remark, and create useable transcripts.
Samantha Bennett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Ableton Live

  • Price Tag:- Ableton is one of the expensive Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) in the market. You can find many DAW's at a lesser price tag and pretty much same functionality. However, the quality that this software produces is unmatched which is the sole reason why professional music produces prefer Ableton.
  • High computer specs:- You will need good computer specification for running this software smoothly else it brings lags and ultimately the experience becomes not so very good. So this is one of the important points before considering this software for production.
Jaspreet Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Descript

  • When editing a transcript it can get a little cumbersome, as a double click doesn't always do what you think it will
  • Some features aren't that intuitive (what is resize word gap) for beginners
  • A tutorial/wizard as soon as you sign up would be very useful
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Ableton Live

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$79

Ableton Live Editions & Modules

Edition
Live 10 Intro$79
Live 10 Standard$359
Live 10 Suite$599
Live 11 Intro$99
Live 11 Standard$449
Live 11 Suite$749
Live 10 Intro - Push$799
Live 10 Standard - Push$1,078
Live 10 Suite - Push$1,278
Live 10 Standard - Students & Teachers$269
Live 10 Suite - Students & Teachers$449
Push + Live 10 Standard - Students & Teachers$1,068
Push + Live 10 Suite - Students & Teachers$1,248
Max for Live$159
Max for Live - Crossgrade$79
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Additional Pricing Details

Descript

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

Descript Editions & Modules

Additional Pricing Details

Support Rating

Ableton Live

Ableton Live 9.6
Based on 6 answers
I haven't had to reach out to support yet, but they're great at keeping me abreast with updates, compatibility issues, new features, and tons of videos on how to use the software. I feel like they're helping me success by giving me tools I can use in my daily work.
Rob Gokee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Descript

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Alternatives Considered

Ableton Live

I cannot say that the other programs listed aren't capable. They surely are. But for what I do and my workflow environment, Ableton suits my needs better. I know a lot of people that use Pro Tools and Logic Pro. They are both very powerful programs. I have knowledge of how to use them all. Going into different studios and collaborating with people, you need to know at least the basics of them all. But for me and my studio, we will continue to primarily use Ableton for the foreseeable future.
Eric Fox | TrustRadius Reviewer

Descript

Descript is by far superior to the other editing software you can get on Apple computers. It's able to do a lot more and really save us tons of time. Other Adobe apps are great, but take a while to learn. Descript is very user-friendly, making it easy to start from day one with very little training.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Ableton Live

  • Professionalization of my work.
  • Significant improvement in my recording jobs.
  • Ease of live sessions just by bringing my computer and Ableton Push.
Victor Rodriguez | TrustRadius Reviewer

Descript

  • I can get video completed much more quickly and cheaply
  • We can produce more video content because of the speed with which we can have a finished product
  • We can have shorter timelines for example I record on Monday and we publish on Tuesday which wouldn't be otherwise possible with other methods I've used
Brecht Palombo | TrustRadius Reviewer

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