Is Live 11 supported on Apple silicon / M1 computers?
Yes, Live is natively compatible with Apple silicon as of Live 11.1.
What is the license policy for Live?
A Live license is registered to a single user and can be installed on up to two of their computers. Read the full license policy.
Am I eligible for discounted upgrade pricing?
If you already have a Live license you will see your personalized discounted upgrade pricing in the Ableton shop. Make sure you are logged into the Ableton user account where your license is registered.
The Universal Binary build adds native support for Apple M1 computers, while also being the suggested build for Intel-chip Macs running most macOS. We have provided the opportunity for all users to choose the correct build. For more information, please see our article How to update to Live 11.1.
What's the difference between running Live using Rosetta and running it natively on M1?
We recommend running the universal build of Live natively on the M1 for optimal performance of the Live default devices and effects. In case you are using VST2 and VST3 plugins that are not natively compiled for Apple silicon, please see our article Plug-ins on Mac in Live 11.1.
Will there still be support for Intel-CPU Macs?
Both Intel-CPU and Apple silicon are supported for the build. For more information, please see our Live 11 Technical FAQ.
Intel® Core™ i5 processor or an AMD multi-core processor.
8 GB RAM
1366x768 display resolution
ASIO compatible audio hardware for Link support (also recommended for optimal audio performance)
Access to an internet connection for authorizing Live (for downloading additional content and updating Live, a fast internet connection is recommended)
Approximately 3 GB disk space on the system drive for the basic installation (8 GB free disk space recommended)
Up to 76 GB disk space for additionally available sound content
Special offer terms and conditions
This special offer is available on Ableton.com for a limited time, for students and teachers only.
Valid for purchases of Ableton Educational software including Ableton Live 11 Suite (EDU), Standard (EDU) and Intro (EDU).
Merchandise, Push, Note, not-for-resale versions (NFRs), multi-licenses, Ableton Live 11 (non-EDU), upgrades to Ableton Live 11 Suite or Live 11 Standard; Max for Live; all Ableton Packs; and crossgrades to Max 8 are excluded from this offer.
Final prices may vary depending on your country of residence.