About Live

Live is a workflow management software, which allows instrumentalists and musicians to create, edit and produce music, sounds, rhythms, tunes, audios, songs, melodies and more. The solution offers a built-in sound library, which enables creators to add multiple sounds to the melody.

The on-premise application provides various electronic instruments such as drum rack, simpler, impulse and sampler for instrumentalists to utilize while transforming the audio track. With Live, musicians can capture multiple sounds from the real world and combine them with songs via the MIDI functionality. Additionally, it allows artists to develop, categorize, manipulate and assemble tunes on a timeline using an arrangement view mode.

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Supported Operating System(s):

Windows 7, Mac OS, Windows 10

70 Reviews of Live

Average User Ratings

Overall

4.87 / 5 stars

Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.5

Customer support

4.5

Functionality

4.5

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4 stars

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3 stars

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March 2021

Wesley from Self-Employed

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Industry: Music

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

5.0

Functionality

5.0

March 2021

Live 11 update made this my default digital audio workstation

Pros

For most producing, arranging, mixing, and mastering tasks, Ableton Studio's stock plugins and software infrastructure make for an effective, efficient music creation environment. What makes this program invaluable, though, is its endless possibilities for sound design (especially with new randomization features built in to each track) and, perhaps obviously, its optimization for live performance. As a solo musician and producer, being able to create complex tracks on the spot is deeply liberating, and no other DAW (digital audio workstation) that I've used allows for this (although, I've read other DAWs are beginning to implement more live-looping and tempo syncing features).

Cons

It takes a little work to organize 3rd party plugins, but Ableton Live gives you multiple ways to approach this, which is more than some DAWs provide.

Reasons for Choosing Live

Live performance capabilities and large stock sound/plugin library

Reasons for Switching to Live

Much more efficient workflow for midi and audio quantization. Integrated comping in Live made that transition complete.

May 2021

Rob from Black Friday Recordings LLC

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Music

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4.0

Value for money

4.0

Customer support

4.0

Functionality

4.0

May 2021

Cutting Edge Creativity, Workflow Catching Up

Overall, when I do reach for Live it’s for compatibility with others’ projects and its sound design capabilities. For this it is excellent. Also it’s live show elements and integration with creatively-oriented controllers. Live is like a fun modular synth with a lot of quick patching and patterns on hand. The downside is that it is a fairly basic mixing, editing, and composition experience, but it’s hard to specialize in everything so that’s only a downside if those functions (think Pro Tools, Cubase, and Studio One) are important to you.

Pros

In Live, there is no shortage of features that have a creative and inspirational application. The control surface application is great (the caveat being that the feature set is geared towards performance, not mixing). The included plug-ins are wonderful and easy to deploy, as well as stable, and all of the features related to on-the-fly manipulation of patterns are very developed. The software has a great feel of cohesion about it. Horizontal inspectors (effects racks) aren’t totally my thing but you can’t deny that they have really streamlined the sound design / midi effects / pattern manipulation parts of the program (the “live show” element is included in that).

Cons

The program is fairly underdeveloped in the realm of mixing, audio editing, assisted music composition, and audio export. Also I’ve never really enjoyed their approach to the browser and especially searching in the browser.

Reasons for Choosing Live

I did not choose Live solely over Studio One. In fact, I have both and use Studio One much more frequently due to its better feature set in editing, mixing, and exporting. I found song creation happens fairly quickly in most DAWs (Live has the benefit of lots of fun creative sound design possibilities integrate beautifully) but where I really need the features to be present and streamlined is in the mixing and editing phase and Live is still a little short there.

September 2021

Eric from viastore SYSTEMS

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Industry: Information Technology and Services

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

September 2021

Ableton Live is by far my favorite DAW.

I LOVE ABLETON LIVE!! I have t-shirts, stickers, a hat... All things ableton.

Pros

I've been using Ableton since version 4. I have other DAW's on my machine for integration with collaborators. My go to for music production is 100% Ableton. VERY good with MIDI and audio the same. I just recently switched my dad from HIS favorite DAW. He is 69 years old and caught onto Ableton very quickly.

Cons

I would say my LEAST favorite thing about Ableton is that I'm not sponsored by them yet. hahaha!!

Reasons for Switching to Live

At the time, Fruity Loops was a joke and Logic didn't have the abilities to do some of the things I needed. I wanted something more "professional" so I made the switch and I never looked back.

October 2021

Sid Ahmed from Fowtus

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Music

Time Used: Less than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2.0

Value for money

3.0

Customer support

2.0

Functionality

3.0

October 2021

Ableton Live - Review

Pros

The Partnerships of Ableton with a lot of Companies that manufacture equipment related to music production

Cons

the fille of ASD are everywhere in my pc if you make it in one folder or in the temp that will be great and need a bypass to hear the song before and after effect in one click no need to close it one by one or need to make a groupe

April 2021

Michael from Self-Employed

Company Size: 1 employee

Industry: Computer Software

Time Used: More than 2 years

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5.0

Value for money

5.0

Customer support

5.0

Functionality

5.0

April 2021

Ableton Live Suit 10 Review

Ableton Live is one of the best relevant choice of music production workstation software. this software's interface is astonishing & allows you an easier & faster workflow. whether you are the using built in plugins or supported VST plugins, Recorded Wave files or Midi files, this workstation provides the best it can be. it is a professional mastering software that gives you all the tools of mixing & mastering your mixdown to perfection.

Pros

Ableton Live is a professional‏ music creation station & a professional mastering software. Ableton gives you all the tools and ability of making your music, editing, mixing & professionally master your music. whenever its electronic music or authentic recorded live music, Ableton gives you all the features of turning your workstation to a professional one. Ableton's interface is outstanding & cannot be compared with any other software, the interface and the way of working allows you to work as fast and accurate as it gets. time stretching ability is most essential, effective and convenient in Ableton. choosing of exporting Mp3 or Wave files makes is a great advantage in Ableton 10. ‏ ‏‏

Cons

The interface of Ableton is different from other interfaces & it takes time to get used to. once I gained little experience‏, things got much more faster & I have managed to finish projects more easily than ever before.