Ableton Makes Music Easy
October 16, 2019

Ableton Makes Music Easy

Rob Gokee | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Ableton Live

Ableton is the best music creation DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) I've used in 13+ years of scoring films, television and advertising. I've used to to score an Emmy-Winning show for Amazon called "After Forever," and I've also used it to create, edit and mix podcasts for myself and for others. It's easy to learn, the shortcuts are amazing, and it's got a fairly light footprint for everything it does!
  • Writing with MIDI
  • Shortcuts
  • Implementation of plugins
  • Audio Mixing
  • Writing music to video
  • Price is a bit higher than competitiors
  • It's helped me spend less time troubleshooting and more time writing
  • It's allowed me to make my studio mobile, so I can work from anywhere
  • It's known in the industry, so it's easy to collabrate
While I love Cubase and used it for many years (still do for certain projects), I definitely love Ableton better when it comes to writing music. The shortcuts are much easier to learn and make more sense than Cubase's, which means the time you have to spend setting things up is less, and you don't waste valuable creative time. The layout is also easier to use than Cubase, which tends to be more detailed than I need.
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.

Do you think Ableton Live delivers good value for the price?

Yes

Are you happy with Ableton Live's feature set?

Yes

Did Ableton Live live up to sales and marketing promises?

Yes

Did implementation of Ableton Live go as expected?

Yes

Would you buy Ableton Live again?

Yes

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.