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 !! :)

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-TLM- 1 year ago | 0 comments

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  • 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.

    -Sam

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • LeroyJ
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    im having this problem as well, i can only have 8 sessions or what ever and i need to have 20 .. this is so bull shit i pay 300 for the launchpad a and i cant even use it for what i wanted it for... please help !!

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • Chalichronic
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    Same problem here. I got the activation code from my Novation account, entered the code as a serial key on my Ableton account, and it unlocked as a Live 9 Lite instead of Live 9 Launchpad Edition.

    Also when I try to open a project file on the Live 9 Lite, it just says that I have to authorize the Live 9 again.

    This is just BS at its finest, I mean I bought the Launchpad S almost 6 months ago and I still haven't been able to do anything with it.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • jezwold
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    If you click 'View license details' on the 'My Account' page you should see a license code for Live Lite 8 as well as Live 9 Lite.  You can click on 'Download archive' to get the older version which will activate as the Launchpad edition.

    10 months ago | 2 comments
  • 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

    1 year 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. 

    1 year ago | 1 comment
  • Smowrixz
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    I'm so tired of having technical issues... Got my lauchpad today, got it set up and downloaded live lite. found my code, registered and thought everything was fine, but Noo. I have been longing for my launchpad for a long time, and now when i got it i can't even use it. I can't use project files cause the lite version doesn't support it.

    And one funny thing is that i have found no response on the web from either Novation or Ableton about the problem.

    I mean like just let us re-register our product with a new product code, and let us authorise  live lite with a REAL launchpad edition code.

    Sorry im not sure if this will work or not, I'm just a bit mad

    Please leave a response on how to fix it ;_:

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • stonedwarf
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    I am having the exact same problem as well. Followed the directions and ended up with the lite edition of live and not launchpad. It even shows as lite edition in my live account and not launchpad edition. 

    I have submitted a support ticket a few days ago and still haven't heard anything from them. Also tried the support phone number but it doesn't even ring. I purchased the launchpad s specifically for live launchpad edition and can't even use it.

    I am really starting to regret giving these guys my money. Is there no recourse for this? Anyone find a solution? 

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • joeltanthuanewe
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    Just got my launchpad s today as well. And i have the EXACT same problem!! on the novation account it says 'Launchpad Edition' but after putting the codes in, it says Live Lite. Which is bad because most project files have more than 8 sessions included! Please help admin/support people!!! this is disappointing to get a launchpad and not being able to use it.

    11 months ago | 0 comments
  • georgeegroeglol
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    I have the same problem, just got my launchpad but it downloaded as lite... Any help appreciated!

    1 year ago | 1 comment
  • 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.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • communistpanda261
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    I called customer support and talked to an actual person. Live 9 Lite and Launchpad Edition are one and the same. Would have been useful information back when I ordered but oh well.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • stonedwarf
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    That sounds a bit like bs to me and that they silently discontinued the launchpad bundle. You can't even load the demo that comes with the launchpad that's designed to work in the launchpad edition of the software!

    Here is a link that points out some of the differences but there doesn't seem to be a direct chart.

    https://www.ableton.com/answers/is-ableton-lite-and-ableton-launchpad-edition

    and here is another link with info about the Launchpad Edition specifically.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ableton_Live#Ableton_Live_8_Launchpad_Edition_and_Ableton_Live_8_Akai_Professional_APC_Edition

     

    and another link from one of the staff here talking about the different lite editions of Live

    https://www.ableton.com/answers/is-ableton-live-launchpad-edition-compatible-with-add-ons

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • stonedwarf
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    You know, that would be all fine and good but there is no place that I can find where I can actually download the Launchpad edition of Live 8. That's what I bought the stupid thing for and I can't even use it to it's capacity. It says it comes with it but we all got the bait and switch.

    11 months ago | 0 comments
  • skynet808
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    I bought launchpad S new and cannot get the abelton software to load. How do you use it with out the software. . . -- I have submitted a support ticket a few days ago and still haven't heard anything from them. Also tried the support phone number but it doesn't even ring. I purchased the launchpad s specifically for live launchpad edition and can't even use it.

    I am really starting to regret giving these guys my money. Is there no recourse for this? Anyone find a solution?  rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

    11 months ago | 0 comments
  • WeNex007
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    1st: Download Live Lite from here: https://www.ableton.com/en/products/live-lite/

    2nd: Install it

    3rd: After the installation, open Live Lite

    4th: Click on Authorize (Browser will open up)

    5th: Click on Add serial

    6th: Copy the serial from here: http://global.novationmusic.com/register/myaccount

    Click on Downloads and Activation Codes

    7th: After you copy it and add it on your serials, go to live lite and click on authorize again.

    You can also register your serial first before clicking on authorize in Live Lite

     

    Hope it helps! :D

    9 months ago | 0 comments
  • [daw] Ableton staff
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    Hi there, 

    I hope I can shed some light on this issue, sorry if this caused any inconvenience first of all. 

    With Live 9, we decided to step away from having many different versions of Live Lite, and introduced one version of Live 9 Lite, regardless of the hardware you have purchased. 

    This is explained further in this article right here: 

    https://www.ableton.com/en/articles/lite-9-saving-deactivated/

    The essence of this article is, that Live 9 Lite can have stricter limitations in some regards as some versions of Live Lite 8, especially the Launchpad and some Akai editions. 

    If you are relying on the feature set of those older versions, you are free to keep on using them of course. 

    Hope this helps. 

    cheers, 

    David

    11 months ago | 2 comments

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