Live

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

Live 11
Suite

Complete integrated studio

Live 11
Standard

Full features plus extras

Live 11
Intro

Essentials at a great price

Key features

Essentials at a great price

  • 16 audio and MIDI tracks
  • 2 send and return tracks
  • 8 mono audio input channels
  • 8 mono audio output channels
  • Capture MIDI
  • Complex warp modes

New in Live 11:

  • Comping
  • MIDI Polyphonic Expression
  • Note and Velocity Chance
  • Tempo Following

Full features plus extras

  • Unlimited Audio and MIDI tracks
  • Unlimited Scenes
  • 12 Send and Return tracks
  • 256 mono audio input channels
  • 256 mono audio output channels
  • Capture MIDI
  • Complex warp modes
  • Audio-slicing
  • Audio to MIDI

New in Live 11:

  • Comping
  • Linked-Track Editing
  • MIDI Polyphonic Expression
  • Note and Velocity Chance
  • Tempo Following

Complete integrated studio

  • Unlimited Audio and MIDI tracks
  • Unlimited Scenes
  • 12 Send and Return tracks
  • 256 mono audio input channels
  • 256 mono audio output channels
  • Capture MIDI
  • Complex warp modes
  • Audio-slicing
  • Audio to MIDI
  • Max for Live

New in Live 11:

  • Comping
  • Linked-Track Editing
  • MIDI Polyphonic Expression
  • Note and Velocity Chance
  • Tempo Following

Sounds

1500+ Sounds (5+ GB)

1800+ Sounds (10+ GB)

New in Live 11:

  • Mood Reel

5000+ Sounds (70+ GB)

  • Play Chop and Swing
  • Play Drum Essentials
  • Play Grand Piano
  • Play Guitars and Bass
  • Play Skitter and Step
  • Play Beat Tools
  • Play Drum Booth
  • Play Electric Keyboards
  • Play Latin Percussion
  • Play Orchestral Brass
  • Play Orchestral Mallets
  • Play Orchestral Strings
  • Play Orchestral Woodwinds
  • Play Synth Essentials
  • Play Build and Drop
  • Play Glitch and Wash
  • Play Drive and Glow
  • Play Punch and Tilt
  • Play Session Drums Club
  • Play Session Drums Studio

New in Live 11:

  • Mood Reel
  • Brass Quartet
  • Drone Lab
  • Inspired by Nature
  • String Quartet
  • Upright Piano
  • Voice Box

Software Instruments

4 Software Instruments

  • Drum Rack
  • Impulse
  • Instrument Rack
  • Simpler

6 Software Instruments

  • Drum Rack
  • Impulse
  • Instrument Rack
  • Simpler
  • External Instrument

New in Live 11:

  • DrumSynths

17 Software Instruments

  • Drum Rack
  • Impulse
  • Instrument Rack
  • Simpler
  • External Instrument
  • DrumSynths
  • Analog
  • Bass
  • CV Instrument
  • CV Triggers
  • Operator
  • Poli
  • Sampler
  • Wavetable

Audio Effects

21 Audio Effects

  • Audio Effect Rack
  • Auto Filter
  • Auto Pan
  • Beat Repeat
  • Channel EQ
  • Compressor
  • Delay
  • EQ Three
  • Erosion
  • Gate
  • Grain Delay
  • Limiter
  • Looper
  • Reverb
  • Saturator
  • Tuner
  • Utility

New in Live 11:

  • LFO

36 Audio Effects

  • Audio Effect Rack
  • Auto Filter
  • Auto Pan
  • Beat Repeat
  • Channel EQ
  • Compressor
  • Delay
  • EQ Three
  • Erosion
  • Gate
  • Grain Delay
  • Limiter
  • Looper
  • Reverb
  • Saturator
  • Tuner
  • Utility
  • External Audio Effect
  • Drum Buss
  • Dynamic Tube
  • EQ Eight
  • Filter Delay
  • Frequency Shifter
  • Glue Compressor
  • Multi-band Dynamics
  • Overdrive
  • Resonators
  • Spectrum
  • Vinyl Distortion
  • Vocoder

New in Live 11:

  • LFO
  • Envelope Follower
  • Shaper

59 Audio Effects

  • Audio Effect Rack
  • Auto Filter
  • Auto Pan
  • Beat Repeat
  • Channel EQ
  • Compressor
  • Delay
  • EQ Three
  • Erosion
  • Gate
  • Grain Delay
  • Limiter
  • Looper
  • Reverb
  • Saturator
  • Tuner
  • Utility
  • External Audio Effect
  • Drum Buss
  • Dynamic Tube
  • EQ Eight
  • Filter Delay
  • Frequency Shifter
  • Glue Compressor
  • Multi-band Dynamics
  • Overdrive
  • Resonators
  • Spectrum
  • Vinyl Distortion
  • Vocoder
  • LFO
  • Envelope Follower
  • Shaper
  • Amp
  • Cabinet
  • Color Limiter
  • Convolution Reverb
  • CV Clock In
  • CV Clock Out
  • CV Envelope Follower
  • CV In
  • CV LFO
  • CV Shaper
  • CV Utility
  • Echo
  • Gated Delay
  • Pedal
  • Pitch Hack
  • Re-Enveloper
  • Spectral Blur
  • Surround Panner

New in Live 11:

  • Hybrid Reverb
  • PitchLoop89
  • Spectral Resonator
  • Spectral Time

MIDI Effects

11 MIDI Effects

  • Arpeggiator
  • Chord
  • MIDI Effect Rack
  • Note Length
  • Pitch
  • Random
  • Scale
  • Velocity

New in Live 11:

  • Expression Control
  • MIDI Monitor
  • MPE Control

13 MIDI Effects

  • Arpeggiator
  • Chord
  • MIDI Effect Rack
  • Note Echo
  • Note Length
  • Pitch
  • Random
  • Scale
  • Velocity
  • Envelope

New in Live 11:

  • Expression Control
  • MIDI Monitor
  • MPE Control

15 MIDI Effects

  • Arpeggiator
  • Chord
  • MIDI Effect Rack
  • Note Echo
  • Note Length
  • Pitch
  • Random
  • Scale
  • Velocity
  • Envelope MIDI
  • Expression Control
  • MIDI Monitor
  • Melodic Steps
  • Rotating Rhythm Generator

New in Live 11:

  • MPE Control

FAQ

Is Live 11 supported on Apple silicon / M1 computers?

Yes, Live 11 is compatible with Apple silicon computers through Rosetta 2.

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.

Is there a discount for students and teachers?

If you are a student or teacher that is enrolled or teaching for a minimum of 20 hours a week, you can see discounted pricing at our educational shop.

Which payment methods are accepted?

You will see the payment methods available in your cart during checkout.

How will I get my license?

As long as you are logged into your user account when buying Live, your serial number will be automatically registered. You'll then be able to download the installer from your account.

Have more questions? Browse the Knowledge Base

Live 11 System Requirements

Windows

  • Windows 10 (Build 1909 and later)
  • 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

macOS

  • OS X 10.13 or later (more on macOS Big Sur)
  • Intel® Core™ i5 processor (more on Apple silicon and the M1 chip)
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 1280x800 display resolution
  • Core Audio compliant audio interface recommended
  • 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