Live is software for creating musical ideas, turning them into finished songs, and even taking them onto the stage.

With two views - the classic Arrangement View, where musical ideas are laid out along a timeline, and the unique Session View, where you can improvise and quickly experiment with musical ideas - Live is a fast, fun, intuitive way to make music.

What's new: The latest version of Live comes with everything from workflow enhancements to audio improvements. Simpler has been completely rebuilt with a new interface, warping, slicing, and new analog-modeled filters, which have also been added to Sampler, Operator, and Auto Filter. Improved waveforms and meters give you a better look at the details of your music. And a new technology called Link works under the hood, allowing you to instantly play in perfect sync with multiple instances of Live as well as a growing number of iOS apps.

Create: No matter how you start your music, Live offers a workflow that will help you get going. Record audio or MIDI from any source. Mix and match loops and samples from any tempo. Work with a huge range of included sounds, instruments, and effects.

Finish: Live helps you get from a collection of musical ideas to a finished song. With extensive editing workflows, great sounding EQs and compressors, great looking meters and waveforms, and fast, flexible exporting options, Live gives you everything you need to get music done.

Perform: Take your music out of the studio and onto the stage, with Live’s powerful performance workflows. Since Live handles keeping everything in time, you can play hardware or software instruments, trigger loops, process audio from other musicians, and focus on making music.



Pricing Information

One time purchase (perpetual license) ranging between $100 and $750

Supported Platforms

Mac Windows

Apps for Ableton Live

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Link to official Ableton Live site

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Batch Editing Drag n drop Live performance MIDI keyboard input Mix Music Music Composer Piano Roll Pitch Shifting Session View Virtual instrument Support for VST plugins Add a feature


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Great DAW, fantastic design - a simple, easy to use program.

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