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Likelihood to Recommend

Ableton Live

Ableton Live is a perfect fit for loop-based music like electronic music of all varieties. It is especially suited to minimal techno and IDM, but is really suitable for any style of music that relies extensively on loops and samples. Ableton Live is also well-suited for sequencing out loop-based music through its Live view, while the Composer view allows for enough arranging features that you can take a song from concept to completion fairly easily.Ableton Live is less well-suited for fully recorded music that has no sample-based or looping components. It is less well-suited for non-electronic genres, although it is perfectly fine, but many of the features would not be useful or necessary in these cases.
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Logic Pro X

I recommend it to others who are doing podcasts. I started with GarageBand and lost some files, so switched to Logic Pro X after learning that features within it would have allowed the files to be recovered. Once I learned the basic features that I needed, I found it to be easy to use and stable.
Beth Loeb Davies | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Ableton Live

  • Session View: This is the biggest advantage of Ableton. It provides you this view in which you can create different tracks for the same part of the song. For example:- If you are making the chorus of the song, you can save one thread. Now if you want to try and listen to a different drum set in a new thread, you can simply do that and listen to the new track while preserving the older one. Once you are satisfied with what you're listening, simple record the same in arrangement view and you are done. You can switch to the arrangement view and listen to the final song.
  • Pre-installed instruments and loops:- Ableton's library which is included with the software itself while you purchase it is amazing. I bet you will ever need third-party plugins for it. It comes loaded with hundreds of loops and number of instruments which are completely professional and free to use.
  • Amazing Graphical User Interface:- Even if you're a beginner in this field, Ableton can be learned within a few hours. The basic functionality of this software is very easy to understand and use. Of course, advanced stuff comes with practice but the basic functioning can be learned and within a few hours you are producing your own music.
Jaspreet Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer

Logic Pro X

  • Interface - I find the Logic Pro X user interface intuitive and easy to use.
  • Mixing - The mixer bay of Logic Pro X is excellent and allows you to see at an instant what levels everything is playing at. I much prefer it to some of its competitors who make it difficult to see the whole mixer all at once. Logic Pro X emulates analog mixing and does as great job at it.
  • Soft-Synth and MIDI Sequencing - I love the MIDI sequencer in Logic Pro X. I've struggled with a number of "piano roll" features, or step sequencers, but Logic Pro X has an intuitive and straightforward way of recording and sequencing MIDI notes that works quite well for me.
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Ableton Live

  • Themes - Colourful themes can be introduced. Since DAWs are those toolsets which people tend to stare at for long hours. If colorful themes are introduced, this tool will become even more intuitive.
  • Cannot work well on legacy/ low configuration systems. This tool needs good systems which can support heavy lifting, therefore, do consider your base systems before starting to use this tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Logic Pro X

  • Logic Pro X is designed for music editing, so the help documents and videos don't often address my needs--would love tutorials for podcasts
  • It's designed for someone with more technical expertise than I have, so it can be overwhelming at times
  • Would like to color code segments more easily
Beth Loeb Davies | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Ableton Live

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Logic Pro X

Logic Pro X 9.0
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Like every DAW, it takes some time and getting used to, but Logic's tools and interface just make sense to anyone who is familiar with Apple products and music tools.
Michael Anderson | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Ableton Live

Ableton Live 9.5
Based on 5 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

Logic Pro X

Logic Pro X 9.7
Based on 7 answers
Apple's support, as usual, is fantastic. Their web support is filled with many articles covering many of the issues you may have. However, where it's incredibly helpful is visiting the local Apple Store when there are issues that online support can't solve. It's great to be able to talk with a real-life human who has experience with the software when you're having issues.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Ableton Live

Ableton smokes the competition any day. I believe it is a way better program all around than the rest of the industry leaders. I have used FL Studio as well as GarageBand, and I can safely say that there is no other program that I would rather use for my production needs.
Dominic Farrow | TrustRadius Reviewer

Logic Pro X

One of my biggest complaints about Pro Tools is the cost. It's overpriced, in my opinion, and then they force you to pay even more for basic add-ons that you need to do your job. Logic provides all of these right out of the box, and it's much better suited for writing with MIDI instruments.
Rob Gokee | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Ableton Live

  • Ableton Live allows me to rapidly sequence multitrack music as needed, without getting stuck at any step of the process.
  • Ableton Live also allows me to quickly export or upload to SoundCloud for easy sharing. This is a big time-saver.
  • The only negative ROI I can think of is the cost. There are competitors like Reaper that are much more affordable and have many of the same features.
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Logic Pro X

  • Positive - Quickly put together music beds for various materials (instructional videos, product demos, etc).
  • Positive - Record, arrange, sequence and finalize tracks on the fly on a MacBook Pro laptop.
  • Positive - Not a CPU hog. Works well on older machines.
  • Negative - Learning curve could be a little easier in places, particularly some of the window management.
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Ableton Live

General

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

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

Logic Pro X

General

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

Logic Pro X Editions & Modules

Edition
Starting Price$199.991
  1. Per License
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