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