is fast, fluid software for music creation and performance. Use its
timeline-based workflow or improvise without constraints in Live’s
Session View. Advanced warping lets you change the tempo and timing of
any audio in real time without stopping the music. Record virtual
instruments, drum machines, guitars or audio from the real world.
Capture MIDI notes
after you’ve played them, turning your most spontaneous ideas (and happy accidents) into music.
effects, instruments, sounds and creative features let you make music
only limited by your imagination. Use Live’s native devices as the
foundation of sound design or mold and shape a range of carefully
curated Packs into something new. And since the software keeps
everything in time, Live is also perfect for on-stage improvisation and
hands-on play—customize the software to fit your performance, not the
other way around. And with Push, Ableton’s instrument built specifically
for Live, you get all the functionality of software with the immediacy
Create with Live
No matter how you like to begin, Live helps you get the music in your head out of your speakers.
View lets you sketch ideas lightning fast – play, mix, and match MIDI
and audio loops of different lengths and tempos without ever stopping
the music. The Arrangement View is where you organize music along a
timeline and build sections of your song. Or record an arrangement
directly from the Session View and improvise a finished composition.
synthesizers deliver a vast range of sound using wavetable, FM, and
analog- and physical modeling architectures. A pair of sampling devices
help you squeeze the most out of your drum samples and multisampled
instruments with built-in slicing, warping and more. Included MIDI
effects let you creatively manipulate your notes, while audio effects
help you clean up your mix or make a creative mess.
Core Library comes with every edition of the software and includes
vintage synths, analog drum machines, keys, multi-sampled drums, and
much more. Curated Collections are toolkits of curated sounds from
selected scenes designed to be shaped into something new.
Software without limits
comes with everything you need, but adapts to your unique needs. Map
knobs, faders and buttons to nearly any controller to get hands on
control of almost every parameter in Live. The software also includes
auto-mappings for a growing number of MIDI controllers for instant
for Live is a software platform that powers a range of Live’s
instruments and effects. Load one of its many built-in sound generators,
and audio and MIDI effects to expand your sound. Or use it to customize
devices, build your own and even hack how Live works. You can even use
it to connect Live to lights, cameras, sensors, surround sound setups
Perform with Live
resequence and remix your music in real time. Control external hardware
and integrate outboard effects. Improvise on your own or process audio
played by others.
Expand your setup and collaborate with others using
Link. The technology syncs timing over a network connection, so
software like Reason, Serato and an ever-growing number of iOS apps work
together in your Live setup.
New in Live 10
bolder sounds with Live’s new devices. Stay in the flow with a
multitude of workflow improvements. Do even more away from the computer
with Push. Build your sound with a curated library. And get the
unlimited potential of Max for Live, seamlessly built in.
Create with new devices
Wavetable, Echo, Drum Buss and Pedal: new devices that mean colorful
new sounds are possible with Live’s instruments and effects.
playable, infinitely capable, Wavetable is a new synthesizer built by
Ableton. Shape, stretch and morph sounds using wavetables derived from
analog synths, and a range of other instruments and sounds. Start
sculpting sounds right away—even without a deep knowledge of
synthesis—or explore its rich palette and potential through an intuitive
brings together the sound of classic analog and digital hardware delays
in a single device—your new go-to delay. Drive and shape sounds with
its analog-modeled filters, turn up the noise and wobble for vintage
imperfections, or add modulation and reverb to create diffuse
soundscapes, wailing feedback and more.
Buss is a one-stop workstation for drums, capable of adding subtle
character or bending and breaking drums to your will. Add warmth and
distortion with drive and crunch, take control of dynamics with
compression and transient shaping, dial in and tune boom and control
bass decay with the dedicated low end section.
separate circuit-level models of overdrive, distortion and fuzz guitar
pedals, Pedal brings the character of analog stomp boxes to Live. The
effect goes all the way from subtle to reckless—it excels at warming up
vocals and other instruments, driving synth sounds or completely
smashing drums. And of course, it sounds great with guitars.
Stay in the flow
find improvements to Live that help you stay in the flow at every stage
of your creative process, whether you’re getting ideas down, organizing
your setup or editing the details of your music.
your most spontaneous ideas into music, without thinking about
recording. Starting a song? Just arm a MIDI track and play. When an idea
emerges, press Capture after you played it. Live will match your tempo
and timing, and start your melody or groove in a perfect loop. You can
also use Capture to progress your songs: add new parts or overdub MIDI
into existing clips without breaking your flow—just press Capture
after you’ve played it right.
Edit multiple MIDI clips
drums and bass, or chords and melody in tandem. Work with multiple MIDI
clips across multiple tracks within a single view—in both Session and
Arrangement. Now you can edit smarter and take better control of the
musical relationships in your song.
Create and arrange more fluidly
Arrangement View has been optimized for quick creative editing and more
efficient song creation. Easily stretch a clip, slide its content or
create audio fades with new clip interactions that work directly in the
Arrangement. Automate with greater control using grid snapping and other
improved breakpoint interactions.
Focus instantly on what you need
to with quick keyboard shortcuts: toggle automation visibility for all
tracks, zoom in and out of selections of your song, nudge clips, and
even make audio edits like reversing samples.
A multitude of workflow refinements
it comes to creative flow, sometimes the little things make the biggest
difference. Live 10 comes with a long list of them—here are just a few.
your go-to devices, plug-ins and samples close at hand: create
color-coded collections and access them instantly in the browser.
now trigger even if playback starts in the middle, so you don't need to
start the clip from the beginning to hear a long pad, for example.
Instantly select the right routing by labeling Live’s inputs and outputs to match the instruments and hardware in your studio.
its improved gain range you can more effectively use Utility for volume
automation, keeping the mixer free. The Bass Mono feature in Utility
and EQ Eight's extended 10Hz low frequency range give you more precise
bass control. Split Stereo in the mixer now allows for flexible
placement of individual channels in the stereo space.
Create groups within groups
with greater flexibility—process individual group elements, a subgroup
or an entire bus. And manage Sets more easily; even with lots of tracks
and a detailed arrangement, you can use multiple levels of groups to
quickly fold tracks together for a simple overview.
Refined look and feel
interface has been updated to be cleaner and clearer with sharper
graphics and refined colors. And a range of optimized themes improves
visibility in all environments.
New library of sound
new collections of Packs, Live 10 has more sounds that are ready for
finished music, right out of the box. They’re set up for tweaking to
your needs or taking in different directions. Plus the library has been
reorganized to make it easier to find what you’re looking for.
new range of sound packs captures the musical threads that tie together
evolving styles and scenes. Each Pack is a curated selection of
instruments, clips and samples that share a common sonic theme. They’re
ready to create with as they are, and are also set up with Macros for
shaping into something completely new.
Build and Drop
and Drop is loaded with ecstatic leads, enveloping bass, slamming drums
and a range of rises, sirens and sounds effects. The curated sounds and
presets inside are a creative toolbox for creating the irresistible
anticipation and release this music uses to keep the party going.
by Ableton in collaboration with artists and sounds designers, Live 10
Suite comes with four new in-depth instrument packs:
includes a huge collection of classic electronic kits and hits. Drum
Booth brings together all the acoustic drum and percussion sounds you
need. Synth Essentials offers expertly programmed presets for Live’s
synths alongside multisampled racks of classic hardware. And Electric
Keyboards brings the lush multisampled sound of electric pianos and
organs to Live’s instrument lineup.
Max for Live – no limits, built in
technology is now fully integrated into Live 10 Suite. No additional
download or set up is required to create with and customize Max For Live
devices. They just work. Plus new devices and capabilities bring more
possibilities for musicians and device developers.
Max For Live is simpler, quicker and more reliable. Significant
improvements under the hood mean Max For Live devices now load faster,
use less CPU and feel more like Live’s native devices.
New and updated devices
of Max for Live’s most popular devices have had major upgrades. Drum
Synths have been reworked with a complete sound upgrade and a broader
sweet spot. Plus the new LFO and other control devices let you modulate
up to eight parameters from a single device.
Advanced MIDI–hardware integration
for Live devices can now send and receive SysEx, allowing deeper access
to synthesizers—including full preset backup dumps, parameter control
and more. Max for Live can also create custom control surfaces for
custom hardware integration.
audio routing capabilities in Max For Live mean mixing for
performances, installations and theaters using multi-channel speaker
setups is now possible with the included Surround Panner device.
Do even more from Push
10 brings new functionality and new high-res visualizations to Push.
Now you’ll spend even less time with the computer—whether you’re
composing ideas, editing MIDI or shaping and mixing sounds.
New melodic step sequencing layout
sequence notes and play them in from the same pad layout – the bottom
half of the layout allows you to play notes in real time while the top
half lets you sequence them.
Advanced Device visualization
Wavetable or Echo in rich detail on Push as you play. When mixing,
you’ll see spectrum analysis on EQ Eight, as well as advanced Mid/Side
and Left/Right EQ modes. Get real-time audio visualizations from Live's
Compressor: see threshold settings and compressor activity, plus set up
MIDI note view
and refine the notes of your pattern in context directly on the Push
display. Press and hold a step in your sequence to zoom in and use the
on-screen control to adjust velocity, note position and length.