Create, produce and perform. Create ideas, make changes without stopping, and capture everything as you work.
If you’ve used music software before, you’re already familiar with one half of Ableton Live. Live’s Arrangement View is a familiar working space: time moves from left to right, while tracks are stacked vertically.
But Live also features the revolutionary Session View: a unique sketchpad for improvising, playing and performing with musical ideas, without the constraints of the timeline. Freely and independently start and stop any number of audio or MIDI loops – everything stays in sync. Almost everything in Live works in real-time – add, reorder or remove devices, play with Live’s flexible track routing and more – all without interrupting your creative flow.
The instruments and sounds you need to make music. Live comes with a collection of instruments, sounds, kits and loops for creating any kind of music.
5 Synths and 3 Samplers
Live’s raw devices are the foundation of sound design in Live, including FM and physical modelling synthesis as well as sampling.
390 Drum kits
Classic analogue drum machines, one-shot samples and multi-sampled acoustic drum kits.
Over 3000 Sounds including vintage synthesisers, acoustic instruments and cutting-edge combinations of sampling, effects and synthesis.
Audio and MIDI patterns, ready to use in your own productions, covering everything from 60s Soul and Hip Hop to electronica.
Live 9 Suite comes with the full collection of instruments and sounds. See what’s included with Standard and Intro.
Effects, processing and tweaking. For getting your sound right (or wrong in just the way you like it) Live has a full range of effects from corrective to creative.
34 Audio Effects
Live comes with a wide selection of audio processors, from the classic to the unique
7 MIDI Effects
Devices to rearrange, constrain or randomize MIDI notes for creating endless variations
Live 9 Suite comes with the full collection of audio and MIDI effects. See what’s included with Standard and Intro.
Work with instruments and effects the way you want to. Live provides easy and flexible ways for combining and integrating all kinds of devices.
Use your external hardware synthesizers or effects units as if they were plug-ins, via Live’s unique External Instrument and External Audio Effect devices.
Make your own racks
Racks let you combine multiple instruments and effects into a single device. Each of the eight Macro knobs can be mapped to any number of parameters in a Rack, allowing for customized controls.
VST and Audio Units
Use VST or Audio Units instruments and effects alongside Live’s native devices.
Ableton’s Pack store allows you to browse and download instruments and patches.