Ableton Live
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Ableton Live lets you create and record music on your Mac.

Use digital instruments, pre-recorded sounds, and sampled loops to arrange, produce, and perform your music like never before. Ableton Live is an all-in-one production suite.

Find your sound
  • Start in Arrangement View. Create and edit multitrack recordings in a straightforward linear view.
  • Go further in Session View. Switch to this one-of-a-kind interface to improvise and experiment with countless sounds and loops.
What's New
Version 9.1.2:

Improvements and feature changes:

  • Added control surface support for Akai APC40 MKII, APC Key 25, APC mini.
  • Updated control surface documentation.
  • Improved readability of text in clips, tracks, chains and macro controls. The text color is now automatically inverted, depending on the background color.
Bugfixes:
  • Live would show cryptic error messages in case it detects and repairs a corrupt database. Now it shows something more meaningful.
  • Looped clip envelopes could have an incorrect length after unlinking the envelope, linking it again and then moving the clip from Session View to the Arrangement View.
  • MIDI data from the computer MIDI keyboard or an external MIDI input could have a huge delay after plugging a cable into the computer's headphone jack (Mac OS X only).
  • When overdubbing a MIDI clip in the Arrangement View, the resulting clip would not be cropped to the correct content, but would contain all other notes of the track.
  • A playing clip in the last scene would stop playing when deleting a scene above it.
  • Fixed a bug that could occur when recording automation over a loop jump in a Session View clip when the Arrangement View's loop is active.
  • Plug-in parameters of certain VST plug-ins would not instantly update on the custom plug-in window after changing presets.
  • The AU versions of UAD powered plug-ins would not release their DSP resources when turning them off in Live, even if the option "Release all UAD DSP resources on AudioUnit bypass" was enabled in the UAD control panel.
  • Loading a set containing many disabled UAD AU plug-ins may have resulted in a "UAD bandwidth allocation exceeded" error while loading the set.
  • Fixed a crash which could occur when quitting Live via the Mac OS X App Switcher (Cmd+Tab).
  • Fixed a crash that could occur on Mac OS X when quitting the application while Live is buffering samples.
  • Fixed a crash which could occur in the 64-bit version when triggering multiple voices in Sampler and having the Shrink/Expand Envelopes feature enabled.
  • Fixed a crash which could occur in the 32-bit version of Live when loading presets containing a very large amount of devices.
  • Fixed a crash that could occur under certain conditions when moving scenes and then using Undo.
  • Live 9 Intro or Lite would crash when importing an audio clip which uses the Complex or Complex Pro warp mode (Windows only).
Changes for Push:
  • It wasn't possible to edit device parameters if a track's input routing was set to "No Input".
  • Live would record MIDI notes at the wrong position when using Push's Note Repeat function and having the track's monitoring switch set to "No Input".
  • Audio clip recording could be interrupted when choosing another track with Push, even if Exclusive Arm is deactivated in Live's preferences.
  • When selecting a track, the Melodic Step Sequencer would sometimes not select a page in the currently playing clip.

Version 9.1.2:

Improvements and feature changes:

  • Added control surface support for Akai APC40 MKII, APC Key 25, APC mini.
  • Updated control surface documentation.
  • Improved readability of text in clips, tracks, chains and macro controls. The text color is now automatically inverted, depending on the background color.
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Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.5 or later





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Ableton Live User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 9.x:
(18)
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Overall:
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burypromote

+51

Stef_Vandenabele reviewed on 30 Oct 2013
Ableton Live + Ableton Push = AWESOMENESS

Thank you for making such great products.
[Version 9.0.6]


burypromote
+1

+52

Spike-James reviewed on 29 Sep 2013
Ableton Live and Push .. the perfect combination for making creative music.

Top notch
[Version 9.0.6]


burypromote

+26

SpiessensMark reviewed on 19 Sep 2013
Small update, big DAW.
[Version 9.0.6]


burypromote
+4

+75

Mikael B reviewed on 02 Apr 2013
The new version is surprisingly compatible both with plugs and OS X versions with Intel 10.5 as the oldest.
I run Ableton Live Suite 9 on 10.6.8 and the new version 9 features fit very well into what you already know about Live from version 8.

So far I haven't found major issues though third party plug-ins may need updating. I use VST-plugs only at the moment: I find speed to be acceptable, but haven't measured anything yet.

Of all the new features the Audio to MIDI yields very interesting results. I'm loving it. I will post a more detailed report later.
[Version 9.0.2b1]


burypromote
+2

+32

Michael_Sebrecht reviewed on 11 Mar 2013
The best DAW got even better.
Awesome DAW
[Version 9.0.2b1]


burypromote

+243
Monkeyjunkey commented on 06 Mar 2013
Ableton 9 is out.
[Version 8.3.3]

1 Reply

burypromote

+45
MacUpdate-Nick replied on 06 Mar 2013
Thanks for the heads-up. We've updated the listing.
burypromote

+75
Mikael B commented on 19 Feb 2013
Ableton is on 25% off sale until the 4th of March. Free upgrade to version 9 which is coming 5th of March!

Go to Abletons site for purchases.
[Version 8.3.3]

1 Reply

burypromote

+75
Mikael B replied on 02 Apr 2013
My apologies for not pointing out that the 9 update was free only for newcomers.
burypromote
+5

+51

Stephen_Fry reviewed on 24 Oct 2011
Finally paid for this brilliant DAW!
Worth every penny.

No other DAW/Sequencer comes even close. Its freedom and creativity.
[Version 8.2.6]


burypromote
+5

+55

Rochade reviewed on 13 Sep 2011
I haven't really given this a rating before?! 5 Stars in minimum. One of the most creative music apps available. Actually this means it helps you to be creative and to concentrate on your production - not that the app itself tries to be creative, like many other tools. Just experiment, jam, record and you will simply love how it works. This is how creating music should be understood.
[Version 8.2.6]


burypromote
+4

+4

soundassault reviewed on 08 May 2011
what can I say.. its practically my life line. The graphics are timeless.
[Version 8.2.2]


burypromote

+87
Masterminter had trouble on 12 Nov 2010
I could not update version 8.1 to 8.2.1 it keeps crashing.
After removing everything it worked on a clean install.

Still the best DAW, no doubt.
[Version 8.2.1]



+246

RavenNevermore rated on 09 Apr 2014

[Version 9.1.2]



Tarek Raafat rated on 20 Mar 2014

[Version 9.1.1]



+82

Thomas1977 rated on 22 Feb 2014

[Version 9.1.1]



+32

Tommy_Gun rated on 22 Jan 2014

[Version 9.1.1]



+7

Baccaroeja rated on 24 Nov 2013

[Version 9.1]



+49

DJSquint rated on 07 Nov 2013

[Version 9.0.6]



+39

Liam_ARTH rated on 25 Aug 2013

[Version 9.0.4]



+32

Michael_Sebrecht rated on 30 May 2013

[Version 9.0.4]



+63

Bleech_Jef rated on 17 May 2013

[Version 9.0.4]



+34

Moogan rated on 12 May 2013

[Version 9.0.4]


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License:Demo
Date:09 Apr 2014
Platform:Intel 32 / OS X
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Ableton Live lets you create and record music on your Mac.

Use digital instruments, pre-recorded sounds, and sampled loops to arrange, produce, and perform your music like never before. Ableton Live is an all-in-one production suite.

Find your sound
  • Start in Arrangement View. Create and edit multitrack recordings in a straightforward linear view.
  • Go further in Session View. Switch to this one-of-a-kind interface to improvise and experiment with countless sounds and loops.
  • Access an endless palette of sounds. With 5 built-in synths, 3 samplers, 390 drum kits, and 4000 loops, the possibilities are endless.


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