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Ableton Digital Audio Workstation Software for Composing, Producing, Performing, DJing and Remixing with Max for Live, 11 Instruments, 36 Effects and 3,000+ Sounds

Ableton Live Suite 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.

  • Unique Session View for quick, intuitive composition, flexible performance and improvisation
  • Multitrack recording at up to 32-bit/192 kHz
  • Nondestructive editing with unlimited undo
  • Powerful and creative MIDI sequencing of software and hardware instruments
  • Advanced warping and realtime time-stretching
  • Unlimited instruments, audio effects and MIDI effects per project
  • Group tracks
  • VST and Audio Unit support
  • Time signature changes
  • Multiple automation lanes
  • Track freeze
  • Automatic plug-in delay compensation
  • MIDI remote control instant mapping
  • MIDI output to hardware synths
  • MIDI clock/sync
  • ReWire
  • Multicore/multiprocessor support
  • WAV, AIFF, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC file support
  • Ableton Link

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.

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.

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.

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.

Better sampling with Simpler
Simpler, Live's powerful but easy-to-use sampling instrument, has an overhauled interface, warping, slicing and analog-modeled filters built in conjunction with Cytomic. Slice samples across the keyboard, play single hits or warp long samples so that they always stay in time with your song.

Improved waveforms and coloring
Waveforms show more detail and zoom and scroll smoothly. To help keep your sets organized, new clips take their track's color, and tracks are now automatically colored by default.

Peak RMS meters
Meters show both peak and RMS, to indicate both sudden changes in level as well as perceived loudness. This makes it easier to control the dynamics of both individual tracks and your overall mix.

Analog-modeled filters
Live has analog-modeled filters based on classic vintage hardware models that will self-resonate, feedback and distort beautifully. These filters were built in collaboration with Cytomic and are included in Simpler, Sampler, Operator and Auto Filter.

Play in time with Ableton Link
Jam with Live and a growing collection of other music applications. Ableton Link is a unique technology that keeps you in time over a wireless network.

Max for Live
Max for Live is both a world of devices and a community of device builders. Max for Live comes with a great collection of instruments, effects, and tools. And there's even more available from the dedicated community of artists and builders who share their Max for Live creations.

Every Max for Live device is ready to use in your own music, but can also be edited and customized to suit your specific needs. And because Max for Live is part of Ableton Suite, it's perfectly integrated into the familiar Live workflow.

Max for Live lets you build your own devices for use in Live. Create custom synthesizers, samplers, sequencers, audio effects and much more. Max for Live also allows you to build devices that modify Live itself, including the properties of tracks, clips and native Live devices.

Every Max for Live device includes an 'edit' button, allowing you to look at or modify how the device was made. Max for Live comes with a collection of Live's native interface elements, so you can build devices that look and feel just like Live.

Max for Live can be used to reconfigure how hardware devices work with Ableton Live. Common MIDI controllers, multi-touch surfaces and even 'non-musical' tools like video cameras can all be repurposed to meet your specific needs. Turn pad controllers into step sequencers, trigger video from drum pads and much more.

Max for Live is based on Max 7, the latest version of Max. Max 7 has a number of features that make patching easier and more powerful, and all of them are available in Max for Live. In Max 7, the interface has been redesigned, allowing for easier patching. Audio quality has been improved with a 64-bit audio engine and improved filter design tools. Additional features include enhanced OpenGL support, including a new physics engine and support for Gen, an add-on that compiles patches into code for improved performance.

Three editions to choose from
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. Here's what's included in Ableton Live 9 Suite:

  • Max for Live
  • Unlimited audio and MIDI tracks
  • 256 mono audio input channels
  • 256 mono audio output channels
  • Audio-slicing
  • Audio to MIDI
  • Unlimited scenes
  • 12 send and return tracks
  • 3,000+ sounds (54GB)
  • 11 instruments
  • 36 audio effects
  • 8 MIDI effects
  • 21 Max for Live devices

Installation requirements

  • Intel Mac with Mac OS X 10.7 or later, or PC with Windows 7 or later
  • Multicore processor
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 1024×768 display
  • Broadband internet connection for installation
  • Required disk space for basic installation: 3GB
  • Disk space used if all included sounds are installed: 55GB
More Information
MPN 86971
Manufacturer Ableton
Condition New
Mfg. Included Accessories  
Software Type DAW
Plug-In/Standalone Operation Standalone
Plug-In Formats N/A
Mac/PC Compatibility Both
Operating System Compatibility Intel Mac with Mac OS X 10.5 or later, or PC with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8; Multicore processor; 2 GB RAM; 1024x768 display; DVD drive or broadband internet connection for installation;
Licensing Method Online Authorization
Delivery Method Download
Unique Features N/A

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