Learn Live

Welcome to the Learn Live page. This page will take you through everything you need to know to get started with your Ableton Live software.

We also recommend checking out Live's integrated lessons, which you can access via the Help menu in Live.

Installation and Setup

Please check out the instructions for downloading, installing and authorizing Ableton Live. 

Getting Started with Ableton Live 9

Learn how to set up your audio and MIDI hardware, take your first steps in recording, editing, using Session and Arrangement view and exporting your music. Find out how to optimize your audio interface setup by adjusting the buffer size and the driver error compensation. 

Going Further

Find out how to get the most out of Live 9's new tools for converting audio to MIDI.

Learn how to get started with Max for Live, discover new devices and learn to create your own.

Check out our featured tutorials.

Additional Resources

Certified training

All over the globe, a growing group of Ableton Certified Trainers are offering Ableton Live training that has been meticulously examined and verified by Ableton—at all skill levels, for individuals and groups.

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Online training

Discover some excellent options for learning Ableton Live online and improve your Live skills from the comfort of your own workstation.

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