Live 10 comes in three editions: Intro, Standard and Suite. They share common features, but Standard and Suite have additional features, instruments, effects, and Packs.


Key FeaturesLimitedFullFull
Software Instruments4513
5+ GB
10+ GB
70+ GB
Audio Effects213439
MIDI Effects8816

Key Features

Unique Session View for quick, intuitive composition, flexible performance and improvisationIncludedIncludedIncluded
Nondestructive editing with unlimited undoIncludedIncludedIncluded
Multitrack recording up to 32-bit/192 kHzIncludedIncludedIncluded
Powerful MIDI sequencing of software and hardware instrumentsIncludedIncludedIncluded
Advanced warping and real-time time-stretchingIncludedIncludedIncluded
Unlimited Instruments, Audio effects and MIDI effects per projectIncludedIncludedIncluded
Group tracksUpdated for Live 10Use multiple levels of groups to mix with greater flexibility and manage detailed arrangements more easily.IncludedIncludedIncluded
VST and Audio Unit supportIncludedIncludedIncluded
Time signature changesIncludedIncludedIncluded
Multiple automation lanesIncludedIncludedIncluded
Track FreezeIncludedIncludedIncluded
CaptureNew in Live 10 Recall your best ideas after you've played them – Capture can turn what you played into MIDI clips, without having to think about recording.IncludedIncludedIncluded
Automatic plug-in delay compensationIncludedIncludedIncluded
MIDI remote control instant mappingIncludedIncludedIncluded
MIDI output to hardware synthsIncludedIncludedIncluded
MIDI Clock/syncIncludedIncludedIncluded
Multicore/multiprocessor supportIncludedIncludedIncluded
WAV, AIFF, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC file supportIncludedIncludedIncluded
Ableton Link A technology that keeps instances of Live and a growing collection of iOS apps in time over a wireless network.IncludedIncludedIncluded
Drum Rack An instrument for layering samples, synths and effects in a classic 16-pad grid.IncludedIncludedIncluded
Audio & MIDI tracks16UnlimitedUnlimited
Send and return tracks21212
Audio inputs Mono audio input channels4256256
Audio outputs Mono audio output channels4256256
Max for LiveUpdated for Live 10 Powers a range of instruments and devices in Live Suite, and lets you customize or build your own devices, change the way Live works, and connect Live with the world around it.ExcludedExcludedIncluded
Complex warp modes Advanced algorithms for stretching audio, ideal for working with mixed audio or full tracks.ExcludedIncludedIncluded
Audio-slicing Slice audio to a Drum Rack or Sampler instance.ExcludedIncludedIncluded
Audio to MIDI Extract harmony, melody or drums from an audio sample and convert it to MIDI.ExcludedIncludedIncluded
REX file support Support for ReCycle/Reason audio files.ExcludedIncludedIncluded
POW-r dithering Mastering quality dithering modes for downsampling audio.ExcludedIncludedIncluded
Video import/export Import video as a clip and save modified video and audio.ExcludedIncludedIncluded
Groove Pool and extract groove A set of templates for timing and “feel” of sequences – or make your own by extracting timing from existing audio material.ExcludedIncludedIncluded

Software Instruments

Analog Emulates the unique character of vintage analog synthesizers.
Collision Physical modeling instrument for authentic mallet percussion sounds and creative percussion.
DrumSynths 8 devices to create unique drum and percussion sounds using synthesis.
Electric The sounds of classic electric pianos.
Operator A versatile synthesizer combining frequency modulation and subtractive synthesis.
Sampler Sampling instrument with multisample playback and import as well as profound sound design options.
Tension Physical modeling string synthesizer.
Wavetable New in Live 10 Immediately playable, infinitely capable, Wavetable is a new synthesizer built by Ableton. Stretch, morph and shape a wide range of waveforms into a rich and vast sound palette.
External Instrument A tool for integrating your external hardware synthesizers into your Live Sets with the ease and flexibility of plug-ins.
Drum Rack An instrument for layering samples, synths and effects in a classic 16-pad grid.
Impulse A drum sampler with complex modulation capabilities.
Simpler An easy-to-use but powerful sampler with classic synthesis parameters.
Instrument Rack Combine multiple instruments and effects into a single device, allowing for split and layered sounds with customized Macro controls.


Beat Tools by Ableton With more than 120 Drum and Instrument Racks, over 180 loops for slicing, tweakable effects chains and more, Beat Tools has all the sounds you need for hands-on beatmaking – especially with Push.
Convolution Reverb Capture the characteristic reverb of real physical spaces with advanced sound shaping.
Drum Booth New in Live 10 Drum Booth contains carefully curated samples of acoustic kits recorded in a tight, dry room. Perfect on their own or as reinforcement for electronic drums, Drum Booth also offers unique post processing options and experimental recordings not possible with standard acoustic libraries.
Electric Keyboards New in Live 10 Electric Keyboards is a new Pack featuring multisampled Fender Rhodes Suitcase, Wurlitzer A-200, and Hammond C3. Special attention was given to making this Pack sound as true-to-life and organic as possible. The result is characterful electric keys for any genre.
Latin Percussion A collection of acoustic percussion instruments such as congas, timbales, claves, shakers, tambourines and bells from the worlds of Brazillian, Afro-Cuban and African music.
Multichannel Audio Multichannel Panning device for surround mixing with multi-channel speaker setups.
Orchestral Brass A thorough set of vivid and colorful brass instruments. Features solo and ensemble French horn, trombone, trumpet and tuba, with a unique set of articulations in multiple section sizes.
Orchestral Mallets The true essence of symphonic percussion instruments in pristine quality. Features vibraphone, marimba, xylophone, crotales, glockenspiel, tubular bells, cymbals and timpani with a variety of articulations.
Orchestral Strings A comprehensive selection of naturally rich and dynamic stringed instruments. Features solo and ensemble violin, viola, cello and double bass, all record in their natural positions within the orchestra, complete with a number of articulations.
Orchestral Woodwinds Features a variety of clear and vibrant wind instruments. Includes solo and ensemble flute, clarinet, bassoon, oboe and English horn, with a broad spectrum of articulations.
Retro Synths More than 4,000 samples from the greatest classic synths of the past three decades, including rich bass from the Minimoog, acid squelch from the Roland TB-303, and the classic digital phase distortion synthesis from the Casio CZ-series.
Synth Essentials New in Live 10 Synth Essentials expands the Core Library with fresh presets for Ableton’s synths and samplers. Created by top artists and sound designers, Synth Essentials makes it easy to find the sounds you need with no interruption to your creative flow.
Build and Drop New in Live 10 Build and Drop is loaded with ecstatic leads, enveloping bass, slamming drums and a range of rises, sirens and sounds effects. A creative toolbox for building the irresistible anticipation and release this music uses to keep the party going.
Glitch and Wash New in Live 10 This collection explores the contrast of organic texture and precise rhythms – combining precision slices, jagged electronic noise and microscopic snippets of sound with warm ambient pads, textures and soundscapes.
Drive and Glow New in Live 10 Drive and Glow combines swirling synth textures, overdriven guitars and basses and pounding drums. Carefully curated to be mix-ready out of the box, this Pack is perfect for creating tracks that radiate with saturated, indie vibes.
Punch and Tilt New in Live 10 A dancefloor-ready collection of sounds focused on machine rhythms, weighty bass and dark, hypnotizing melodies, textures and noises – a rough sonic aesthetic that started with a small group of underground producers and has grown into a worldwide scene.
Session Drums Club A multisampled library of acoustic drums for nuanced play. Features room ambience from club environments.
Session Drums Studio A multisampled library of acoustic drums that reproduces the nuances of a recording session. Features clear studio recordings of world-class drum kits, properly miked and ready to play.
Session Drums Multimic A session drums library that puts you in the engineer's seat – edit the various mic positions and distances to get your perfect kit.
Drum Essentials New in Live 10 Drum Essentials is a collection of handpicked sounds selected to cover a wide range of styles. A flexible, highly refined Pack to form the rhythmic foundation of any production.
Grand Piano The powerful expressiveness of a renowned concert grand in Live. Multiple articulations, sampled from a carefully prepared and programmed piano to capture the virtuosity of the classical grand piano sound.
Guitars and Bass A set of electric guitars and basses, expertly multisampled to cover different playing styles, velocities and articulations - from funky slap bass to gently strummed guitar chords.
Skitter and Step New in Live 10 A sound collection that inhabits the space where growling basses, rinsing pads and jarring melodies collide with jagged, broken percussion. The cavernous spaces, dubby basses and tight drums are ready for production but were designed for deep sound manipulation.
Vinyl Classics Over 400 loops and samples from Zero-G in a wide range of styles, including smooth '70s grooves, gritty hip hop and edgy, abstract weirdness.
Chop and Swing New in Live 10 A homage to the style that made sampling an art form and put a new kind of groove on the musical map. Chop and Swing comes loaded with curated recordings and professional presets perfect for cutting up and re-combining into fresh new tracks.
Loopmasters Mixtape A set of samples and loops from Loopmasters, from synthesized sound design to acoustic drums and founds sounds. Features content from Partners such as Puremagnetik and Soniccouture, and Loopmasters' artist Pack sounds from artists such as Digable Planets, Coldcut, Todd Terry, and more.

Audio Effects

Amp Emulates the sound and character of seven classic guitar amplifiers.
Cabinet Emulates the sound and character of five classic guitar cabinets.
Corpus Simulates the acoustic characteristics of seven types of resonant objects.
Echo New in Live 10 The sound of classic analog and digital hardware delays in a single device.
Pedal New in Live 10 Brings the analog character of overdrive, distortion and fuzz stompox effects.
Dynamic Tube Tube saturation for added harmonics and warmth.
Drum Buss New in Live 10 A one-stop workstation for drums, capable of adding warmth, distortion, drive, compression, transient shaping, plus a dedicated low end section.
EQ Eight Eight parametric filters with a variety of controls for shaping timbre.
External Audio Effect A tool for integrating your external hardware effects into your Live Sets with the ease and flexibility of plug-ins.
Filter Delay Three delay lines with independent filtering, feedback, stereo position, and more.
Frequency Shifter Classic frequency shifting and ring modulation, for effects ranging from subtle phasing to dissonant, metallic sounds.
Glue Compressor Analog-modeled compressor based on the classic bus compressor from a famous 80s mixing console.
Multiband Dynamics Upward and downward compression and expansion of up to three frequency bands.
Overdrive Distortion effect based on classic guitar pedals.
Resonators Five parallel, tunable resonators that apply a tonal character to incoming audio.
Spectrum Realtime analysis and visualization of incoming audio.
Vinyl Distortion Emulates the noise and distortion of vinyl records.
Vocoder Classic “talking synthesizer” and robotic voice effects.
Auto Filter Classic analog filter emulation with an envelope follower and LFO.
Auto Pan LFO-driven panning, tremolo and beat-synchronized chopping effects.
Beat Repeat Creative beat mangling with controlled or randomized repetitions of an incoming signal.
Chorus Create thickening or flanging effects with two parallel modulated delays.
Compressor Dynamics processing to add punch and loudness.
EQ Three Three-band EQ with kill switches, modeled on classic DJ mixers.
Erosion Adds “digital”-sounding artifacts and noise to audio signals.
Flanger Classic tape phasing sound caused by time-modulated delays.
Gate Dynamics processing for noise reduction and decay or reverb shaping.
Grain Delay Granular delay with controlled or randomized pitch.
Limiter Sets an absolute output limit, suitable for mastering.
Looper Records, loops and overdubs audio, based on classic hardware looping pedals.
Phaser Sweeping effects created by notches in the frequency spectrum.
Ping Pong Delay Filtered delay that jumps between the left and right outputs.
Redux Bit- and sample-rate reduction for classic lo-fi sounds.
Reverb Simulates the acoustics of real or imaginary rooms.
Saturator Waveshaping distortion for adding dirt, punch and warmth.
Simple Delay Two independent delay lines with feedback and tempo sync.
Tuner Tuner shows the incoming pitch and its distance from the nearest semitone, helping you quickly get instruments in tune.
UtilityUpdated for Live 10 Multipurpose tool for adjusting gain, phase, stereo width and more.
Audio Effect Rack Combine audio effects into a single device, allowing for the creation of simplified Macro controls for complex effects chains.

MIDI Effects

Envelope Trigger an envelope with incoming MIDI notes to modulate device parameters.
Envelope Follower Use the envelope of any audio material to control device parameters.
Expression Control A control device for pairing MIDI parameters such as velocity, modwheel, pitchbend, aftertouch, and keytrack with any parameter in your Live Set.
LFOUpdated for Live 10 An LFO with sync to modulate up to eight device parameters with one device.
MIDI Monitor Monitor your MIDI data stream.
Note Echo Generate echoes for MIDI notes with delay and feedback control.
ShaperNew in Live 10 A flexible envelope modulation device for creating custom modulation shapes.
Arpeggiator Takes individual notes from a held chord and plays them as a rhythmical pattern.
Chord Adds up to six additional pitches to incoming MIDI notes to create chords.
Note Length Alters the length of incoming MIDI notes or triggers notes via Note Off.
Pitch Transposes MIDI notes by a specified amount.
Random Applies chance-based random transposition to MIDI notes.
Scale Remaps incoming MIDI notes to different outgoing MIDI notes.
Velocity Randomizes or compresses MIDI note velocity.
MIDI Effect Rack Combine MIDI effects into a single device, allowing for customized MIDI processing chains with simple Macro controls.

Compatible Hardware


Push is designed to help you make songs from scratch. With Push you get all of the fundamental elements of music making — melody and harmony, beats, sounds, and song structure — at your fingertips. Because it’s powered by Live you still get all the advantages of software when it comes to editing, mixing, mastering, and exporting your finished track.

Learn more about Push

Ableton Live Controllers

Akai Professional


Compatible MIDI controllers with auto-mapping

Controllers with auto-mapping to control common parameters in Live as soon as you plug them in.

Akai Professional
  • Advance
  • APC 20
  • APC 40
  • APC Key 25
  • APC mini
  • LPD8
  • MIDI Mix
  • MPD 18
  • MPD 24
  • MPD 32
  • MPK 25
  • MPK 49
  • MPK 61
  • MPK 88
  • MPK 225
  • MPK 249
  • MPK 261
  • MPK mini
  • Master Control
  • Photon 25, Photon X 25
  • V series
  • VI series
  • VX series
  • BeatStep
  • KeyLab series
  • MiniLab
  • BCF 2000
  • BCR 2000
  • UC 33e
  • LV1, LX1
  • LV2, LX2, LC2, LD2
  • Tranzport
  • padKONTROL
  • Kontrol 49
  • Zero 8
  • Microkontrol
  • Control, Control XT
  • Axiom, Axiom Pro and Axiom AIR series
  • Keystation Pro 88
  • MidAir 25
  • 02
  • Oxygen 8 V1 and V2
  • Oxygen 3rd and 4th generation series
  • ProjectMix IO
  • Trigger Finger
  • Ozonic, Ozone
  • Radium 49
  • Radium 61
  • UC33e
  • Impulse
  • Launch Control
  • Launch Control XL
  • Launchkey
  • Launchkey Mini
  • Launchpad Mini
  • Remote SL and SL Mk II series
  • Remote SL Compact series
  • Remote Zero SL
Open Labs
  • Workstations
  • Keyfadr
  • Keypad
  • A-PRO series
  • MX-1
  • Fireone
  • VCM-600

Other compatible MIDI controllers

In addition to all the above controllers, Live supports any standard MIDI controller for sending and receiving MIDI notes and controller information.

Export-enabled iOS apps

In a growing number of apps you can save your ideas as Ableton Live Sets – complete with audio and MIDI clips.

Currently built into the following iOS apps:

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