Ableton Live Digital Audio Workspace

Ableton Live

Ableton Live Digital audio workstation (DAW)

Ableton Live

Ableton Live is a versatile digital audio workstation designed for live performances as well as music production.


Ableton Live is a popular choice among DJs and electronic musicians. It offers a unique Session View for quick, intuitive composition and flexible performance. Besides recording hardware instruments and MIDI, it also provides a wide range of software instruments, audio effects, and MIDI effects.

Video Intro

Ethan Davis, an online instructor for music production, walks through a beginner’s guide to Ableton Live

His 17-minute video here introduces you to the essential features of Ableton Live and shows how this popular version of digital audio workspace (DAW) software works.

Key Features of Ableton Live

Advanced Warping and real-time audio stretching

Unlimited Instruments, Audio effects and MIDI effects per project

Automatic plug-in delay compensation

MIDI remote control instant mapping

MIDI output to hardware synths

MIDI Clock/sync


Multicore/multiprocessor support

WAV, AIFF, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC file support

Ableton Live Screenshots

Pricing for Ableton Live

Ableton Live is available in three different plans: Intro, Standard, and Suite. Plans are priced for six-month plans.

  • Intro is $99 for a six-month subscription.
  • Standard is $449 for a six-month subscription.
  • Suite is $749 for a six-month subscription.

Ratings and Reviews


Capterra users rate Ableton Live 4.9/5 overall, emphasizing audio manipulation, instrument management, and plug-in integration the product’s top features.

Capterra reviews


G2 users rate Ableton Live 4.7/5.

G2 user reviews


Ableton Live can be run on Windows or Mac OS computers. You can purchase and download Ableton Live directly from the Ableton website.

System Requirements:

Ableton Live Tech Stack

Ableton Live is built using various technologies, including C++ for the core application, and Python for scripting and MIDI remote control.


Ableton AG is a Berlin-based music software company that produces and distributes the production and performance program Ableton Live.

Contact Information

Ableton AG
Schönhauser Allee 6-7
10119 Berlin, Germany


Ableton provides comprehensive resources for support, including a detailed user guide, a community forum, and dedicated customer support.

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Logic Pro X

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