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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.
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Anchor is a great podcast app for folks just starting out with podcasting or who want some of the technical things to be streamlined and simplified. With the built-in audience of Spotify subscribers, it's also easy to get started with a listening audience. There are easy ways to connect to other Podcast platforms and easy ways to integrate ads if that's something you want to do as a podcaster.
Read full review Pros 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. Read full review Easiest way to create podcasts, or in reality any audio files. Have some level of reporting on how many people are accessing the files. The Android app is excellent, feature rich and quick. Different levels of compression to have smaller files. Good audio level support. Read full review Cons Version 10 chews up all my CPU but prior versions didn't Midi channel automation isn't intuitive, have to make an instrument group New version install should overwrite older versions Read full review Monetization features are currently present in only a limited number of countries, I look forward to the various monetization features like pre-roll and mid-roll ads to be made available soon in my country India. Add more platforms to its distribution services such as Amazon Music and similar ones so that we would not be required to submit the RSS Feed to platforms manually. Read full review Support Rating
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.
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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
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.
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Anchor is less expensive and, in my opinion, much easier to use than
for podcasting. Anchor makes syndication easy, and their recording and editing interfaces are clean and intuitive.
seemed somewhat cumbersome to use, and I didn't care for its UI. Honestly, they seem better suited for other use cases.
Read full review Return on Investment 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. Read full review Taught us how yo properly organize and schedule our show. Anchor's integration with Spotify allows use of Spotify's wide library. Doesn't play well with outside ad agencies, Makes it difficult to be open to all kinds of ad agencies, thus reducing possible revenue. Read full review ScreenShots