How to upgrade from Live Lite to the Launchpad Edition

Hey !


I just bought my Launchpad S and it comes with Ableton Launchpad Edition...


But I have a problem, they told me this : "Free Ableton account required. Please download Live Lite, and on authorising with the adjacent code, the software will unlock as Live Launchpad Edition"

So I downloaded the Live lite edtion, but I don't know how to upgrade it to the launchpad edition like they said... 


Thanks for helping me !! :)


-TLM- 3 months ago | 0 comments

5 answers

  • Sam Marsh
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    Hey guys! I found what you are looking for:

    your code probably isn't in your box, at least mine wasn't.

    1. You find your code online, just sign into your Novation account, navigate to the "my account" page.

    2.Your Ableton Live Launchpad Edition code should be under "Registered Products" then "Launchpad S" there you should find the code.

    3. It should list: "Activation Code: xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx-xxxx

    4. Launch your copy of ableton live 9 lite and click the "authorize now" button (might not be authorize now... I just forgot what its actually called ;D ) 

    5. When your web browser opens and takes you to the Ableton account login page/ account creation page, login or create your account if you don't already have one.

    6. it should then ask you for a activation/ authorization code

    7. enter your "activation code" from your novation "my account" page

    8. Enjoy

    Thats what i did, hope it helps you guys too!

    If you need help, or didn't understand the steps, comment and i'll try to reach you ASAP.


    3 months ago | 0 comments
  • lodbeastly
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    Hi, not working for me either. Downloaded and installed lite from the novotion account link (went to the ableton site) authorised it and it did not 'unlock as Live Launchpad edition' as the novotion instructions stated. Please help. 

    2 months ago | 1 comment
  • georgeegroeglol
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    I have the same problem, just got my launchpad but it downloaded as lite... Any help appreciated!

    3 months ago | 1 comment
  • Mountmike
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    I followed the steps provided and it said authorization was complete, then I tried opening a file and it said I needed to authorize ableton...any help? @Sam Marsh

    3 months ago | 0 comments
  • uibi
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    Same problem here, funny how sloppy of programmers they are. It would be easier just to have 2 versions, and none of us would have this problem.

    Got the same problem on both my mac and PC. Cant even run the demo file...

    Like i said, its just bad programming practice.

    2 months ago | 0 comments

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