In this footage from one of Deadmau5's Livestreams, he uses Ableton Live extensively. The logo on the highlighted (currently-open) window is a gray square— the square logo is exclusive to version 9 of Ableton, and the gray is indicative of the Suite edition. As such, it's safe to assume that the version of Live 9 he's using here is the Suite edition.more
Hey, it's Ableton. Does it really need an introduction? It makes Dirty House Mixtapes!
Lush & Simon uses Ableton Live in this Facebook photo. Another photo from their profile shows that their Live icon is a grey square— not the knob-like logo of Live 8, and not the green or blue of the Lite and Standard versions of 9 respectively. It stands to reason, then, that the version they're using is 9 Suite.more
kota uses Live 9 Suite's stock resonators, reverb, redux, overdrive, tubes, delays, grain delays, and equalizers as a way to process and create new and interesting sounds. He uses samples from storms, water washing on to lake shores, prepared vocals, and clicking, knocking, and popping noises with his mouth processing it through erosion, redux, grain delays, and reverb meticulously stressing to create the perfect tone.more
Ableton has an intuitive workflow that compliments creativity. I'm a recent convert to the software and while it was quite a change from the others I use I'm really loving it. I would say it's an artist's DAW. Though it is lacking in mixing and mastering tools, but we use Studio One for that. I can't recommend Ableton enough for the musician, though!
Compared to every other in the box method i have tried to produce stuff on, this is by far the most intuitive. However, my recent adjustments in setup have given Live more of a "topping & tailing" type of function. This should prove how versatile this software really is.
I started using Ableton after a friend told me about It. I tried it out, quite confusing at first but you get the hang of it in a couple of days.
I use it both in the studio and for performing live (though so far I've only done that in the studio). It completely revolutionized my music and my production workflow when I switched to it from Acid. I've tried a number of other DAWs, and Live is definitely the right one for me--it's intuitive for me to use, and works well with my style of production. My only major issue with it is stability, though often that's a plugin-related issue. Rendering my most recent finished work took about 10 tries due to it crashing partway through.
I am a massive fan of abletons software, i love how everything is layed out right in front of you and you can quickly access your entire library. I also love how you can directly manipulate your audio and midi without opening up another window and the automation functionality is very very quick. The whole software acts as a mixer and a sequencer at the same time, no assigning tracks to channels like in fruity loops thats for sure. It just skips straight to the point and allows you to make music, minus all the fuckarounds. I swear by it.
You literally can do everything and more in Ableton Live. Now that version 9 gives 64 bit capability, it is unstoppable.
The main reason it is so versatile is its ability to create in a studio environment, or perform in a live situation, like a conductor of a giant orchestra of your own sounds.
The two most useful features are Racks and Warping. It can make parallel or serial processing a breeze, and the user interface is super easy to navigate.
To get the most out of Live, the illMethodology.com workshops from iLL.Gates are a must see. His use of Drum racks, samplers and 128s gives you infinite capability with lightning-fast workflow.
I have been using Ableton Live for awhile now to produce and mix, and I have the Suite version, and it is the best version and the best DAW I have ever used. I have made very many songs, and remixes on this and its great in so many ways, the layout, the tools/effects, the midi, the instruments, and plugins.
I started using this about two months back after seeing it on a few YouTube videos and getting recommendations from a few friends. Needless to say, this is one of the best softwares on the market. And for someone like me who is just beginning and is still a novice, it has surprisingly easy controls. Plus the regular updates on the Ableton store (music, beats, et al) make for a pretty good thing.
It's one of those DAWs where I always have an idea, thanks to the session view. The intuitiveness of Ableton then allows me to transform that idea into a full-fledged song easily and quickly. I thought I'd never find a DAW I'd be truly comfortable in other than Logic... Guess I was wrong! =D
Bastixx uses Ableton Live software to produce his tracks, edits, mashups, and remixes. He frequently recommends this DAW to producers of all skill levels. He tweets "I do everything in @Ableton and would always recommend it."
Everything I could want in a DAW and more.
I love Ableton because, although it has a steep learning curve, it fits my workflow as if it was designed just for me. The hotkeys and piano roll are something out of my dreams and it allows me to splurge my inspiration in seconds. As long as you have a CPU that can handle it, Ableton will change your life in terms of getting an idea from your head and into a tune.
I finally upgraded to an industry standard DAW. This is the best workstation I've ever used. It took some time to figure out but now that I have, my workflow is insane and my creativity is grand. Invest your time and money into Live 9 because it definitely pays off.
Ableton has improved my work flow and simply made me a better producer. It has opened up my eyes to new possibilites and thought process when producing and for live performance. Id say its the new age standard for Electronic Music Producers and performers.
Simply put, If anyone is trying to get into electronic music production and/or do live performances with electronics...Look no further