Live
Create, Finish, Perform

Live is software for creating musical ideas, turning them into finished songs, and even taking them onto the stage.

With two views - the classic Arrangement View, where musical ideas are laid out along a timeline, and the unique Session View, where you can improvise and quickly experiment with musical ideas - Live is a fast, fun, intuitive way to make music.

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What’s new

The latest version of Live comes with everything from workflow enhancements to audio improvements. Simpler has been completely rebuilt with a new interface, warping, slicing, and new analog-modeled filters, which have also been added to Sampler, Operator, and Auto Filter. Improved waveforms and meters give you a better look at the details of your music. And a new technology called Link works under the hood, allowing you to instantly play in perfect sync with multiple instances of Live as well as a growing number of iOS apps.

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Create

No matter how you start your music, Live offers a workflow that will help you get going. Record audio or MIDI from any source. Mix and match loops and samples from any tempo. Work with a huge range of included sounds, instruments, and effects.

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Finish

Live helps you get from a collection of musical ideas to a finished song. With extensive editing workflows, great sounding EQs and compressors, great looking meters and waveforms, and fast, flexible exporting options, Live gives you everything you need to get music done.

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Perform

Take your music out of the studio and onto the stage, with Live’s powerful performance workflows. Since Live handles keeping everything in time, you can play hardware or software instruments, trigger loops, process audio from other musicians, and focus on making music.

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Extend

Get more sounds, add controllers, or customize almost everything about how Live works. Access dozens of add-on Packs from Ableton or thousands of community-built Max for Live instruments, effects, and more. Use any MIDI hardware to get hands on with Live.

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Live 9 comes in three editions: Intro, Standard and Suite. The editions share common features, but Standard and Suite have additional features, Instruments, Packs, and Effects.

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Suite

Complete integrated studio

Full feature set
3000+ Sounds (54GB)Including Session Drums, Drum Machines, Retrosynths, the Orchestral Instruments collection and more.
9 Instruments+ Analog, Collision, Electric, Operator, Sampler, Tension
Drum Rack, Impulse, Simpler
Also includes External Instrument device.
41 Effects+ Amp, Cabinet, Corpus
Arpeggiator, Auto Filter, Auto Pan, Beat Repeat, Chord, Chorus, Compressor, Corpus, Dynamic Tube, EQ Eight, EQ Three, Erosion, External Audio Effect, Filter Delay, Flanger, Frequency Shifter, Gate, Glue, Grain Delay, Limiter, Looper, Multi-band Dynamics, Note Length, Overdrive, Phaser, Ping Pong Delay, Pitch, Random, Redux, Resonators, Reverb, Saturator, Scale, Simple Delay, Spectrum, Tuner, Utility, Velocity, Vinyl Distortion, Vocoder
USD 749USD 599
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Standard

Full features plus extras

Full feature set
1100+ Sounds (11GB)
3 InstrumentsDrum Rack, Impulse, Simpler
Also includes External Instrument device.
38 Effects+ Dynamic Tube, EQ Eight, Filter Delay, Frequency Shifter, Glue, Multi-band Dynamics, Overdrive, Resonators, Spectrum, Vinyl Distortion, Vocoder
Arpeggiator, Auto Filter, Auto Pan, Beat Repeat, Chord, Chorus, Compressor, EQ Three, Erosion, Flanger, Gate, Grain Delay, Limiter, Looper, Note Length, Phaser, Ping Pong Delay, Pitch, Random, Redux, Reverb, Saturator, Scale, Simple Delay, Tuner, Utility, Velocity
Also includes External Audio Effect device.
USD 449USD 359
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Intro

Essentials at a great price

Limited feature setLive Intro supports up to 16 tracks and 8 scenes, with some other feature limitations.
700+ Sounds (4GB)
3 InstrumentsDrum Rack, Impulse, Simpler
27 EffectsArpeggiator, Auto Filter, Auto Pan, Beat Repeat, Chord, Chorus, Compressor, EQ Three, Erosion, Flanger, Gate, Grain Delay, Limiter, Looper, Note Length, Phaser, Ping Pong Delay, Pitch, Random, Redux, Reverb, Saturator, Scale, Simple Delay, Tuner, Utility, Velocity
USD 99USD 79