Ableton Live

Ableton Live

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Score 9.4 out of 100
Ableton Live

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Ableton Makes Music Easy

10
October 16, 2019
Ableton is the best music creation DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) I've used in 13+ years of scoring films, television and advertising. …

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Live 10 Intro

$79

On Premise

Max for Live - Crossgrade

$79

On Premise

Live 11 Intro

$99

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  • No setup fee

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

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Product Details

What is Ableton Live?

Ableton headquartered in Berlin offers Ableton Live, the company's flagship digital audio workstation and audio editing suite.

Ableton Live Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows, Mac
Mobile ApplicationNo

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What is Ableton Live?

Ableton headquartered in Berlin offers Ableton Live, the company's flagship digital audio workstation and audio editing suite.

What is Ableton Live's best feature?

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 9.6.

Who uses Ableton Live?

The most common users of Ableton Live are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees) and the Music industry.

Reviews and Ratings

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Eric Fox | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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The program allows me to creatively express myself while maintaining professionalism in sound, functionality, and features. It's best suited for MIDI users but certainly can easily handle live audio coming in. In fact, in my studio, I use it with incoming audio consistently. I record guitars, basses, live drums, etc. Ultra-low latency is key when using DAW and a lot of that stems from the computer it's deployed on, but some of it also relies on the audio interface. The program is also not CPU intensive like others I have used.
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
Score 10 out of 10
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Ableton Live works great for any serious producers who have a small understanding of production. It could be confusing for a beginner, so it would be helpful to provide more in depth tutorials for the user. Ultimately, Ableton is a great program for anyone; producer or sound engineer or just someone who needs to fine tune some audio levels.
Jonah Dempcy | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
October 16, 2019

Ableton Makes Music Easy

Rob Gokee | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Ableton is most known for being used by DJs and producers for live production, but it's excellent at all levels of music production, including video import and scoring to scene. I've used Ableton to write songs, score television and feature films, create podcasts from scratch, mix and master podcast audio for others, and record voiceover.
Jaspreet Singh | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Ableton can be used in all the scenarios where music production is required. Whether it be professional studios or if it is home productions. It can be used almost anywhere as the features of this software can fit almost in any place. It is also used by professional teams in big companies for marketing and presentation music.

I cannot think of any scenario where this is not well suited. If you're making music the professional way, Ableton is the ladder to success.