Secondary DAW to Logic. I use this as a rewire set up to Logic Pro X. Great for auditioning ideas quick on the fly and cutting up samples, drums, buildups. Great for specific things that Logic can't do as fast, streamlined and user friendly. Best sequencing software on the market.
"It's a all rounder daw, when i started producing it was hard for me to use , so i shifted to other daw but when i learned pro stuffs i moved to ableton and this time it was easy to use and also improved my workflow of songwriting. also the built-in effects and are greater than other daw's first party effects."more
It's a all rounder daw, when i started producing it was hard for me to use , so i shifted to other daw but when i learned pro stuffs i moved to ableton and this time it was easy to use and also improved my workflow of songwriting. also the built-in effects and are greater than other daw's first party effects.
honestly, i really find the entire UI of Ableton 10 to be a lot more pleasing to look at compared to the previous version. not only are there a lot of new features, the drum bus makes it easier to add transients and punch to your drums making it a very diverse tool to use under a group of kicks/percussion/etc. ableton will always exceed my expectations to be honest.
Ableton is my go to DAW, hands down. You can do anything on it. Logic is a pain in comparison. Love the new echo delay and drum buss compressor. Seems faster than live 9.
Have started utilizing Ableton more and more as a sketchpad. The session view is more powerful than I thought, particularly thanks to clip automation and different start/end indicators for each clip (which were both around in version 9; I was too much of a noob to realize they can be used to my advantage in the session view).
Staying in session view forces me to keep a macro perspective on the song, with each scene representing a different section of the song (e.g. chorus, verse, bridge, and break). I'll eventually record everything to the arrangement view and export the resulting stems (both audio & MIDI) to Cubase to flesh out my idea into a finished product.
For me, switching to a different DAW (rather than doing everything in Ableton's arrangement view) helps keep me focused by reinforcing what stage of production I'm in (composing and basic arranging are done in Ableton; detailed arranging and mixing are done in Cubase).
Liam Shy teaches this way of using Ableton to all his students at Pyramind and was the first person to get me onboard with using Ableton this way. Here's a video by him that (kind of) touches on everything I just said: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zq39BkSOjRc
The best program made even better.
Ableton has always been able to optimize my workflow and the upgrade to 10 only made it faster. Putting groups within groups is one feature that has completely changed my approach to mixing and applying effects on bus groups instead of individual tracks.
I use Echo, Wavetable, and Pedal a lot more than I thought I would. Wavetable is like a CPU-light Serum once you learn how to use it. You can use it for basic sounds much faster than Serum without my computer wanting to kill me.
I would highly recommend the upgrade to anyone currently using Ableton 9, it's worth the cost, assuming that you put enough time into it to get your money's worth.
The version 10 is so much more convenient to use! while Live is basically for electronic music production, I find it useful for making home demos for my bands (both a country one and a goth one). The built-in plugins and sounds collection is amazingly huge and useful too.
If I need good ideas and I have an idealess day, Ableton's workflow helps me to come up with something unique. I am normally used to the linear workflow of normal DAW's, so this makes me think in new ways, and therfore I come up with different ideas. So great software in that regard.
This daw is brilliant for anyone who has dyslexia or a visual impairment as it is simple, and easy to use, especially with the ability to change the skin of the software. A must have for anybody looking for a professional DAW.
At first it looks intimidating, but once you figure out where everything is. WOW. This is my favorite software. I only use this one as it's the easiest for me to create something outstanding and with great knowledge of the layout.
Ableton stepped up their game with this lush interface, It's smooth, bright, and very versatile. I personally enjoy the new "collections" feature, where one can group whatever they want into different color codes.
Ableton live continues to evolve, bringing in some welcome long-sought-after features and improvements as well as some new instruments and FX which make this an even more complete and slick package. This update looks amazing and is packed with tons of small improvements that make the workflow even more efficient. 10/10
After working with Cakewalk, Cubase, Logic Pro and FL Studio, I ended up with #Ableton Live Suite after version 10 was released. Wavetable, Operator & several of the sample packs makes this my no.1 DAW. Good "in-house" effects and smooth automation (especially after the 10.1 update) is also a big bonus. Love it!
I used FL Studio for a very long time (started when it was still called Fruity Loops!), up until around 2014 when I started playing with Ableton Live (then at version 9). Never looked back. Upgraded to 10 and love it. I'm related to someone on the design team in Berlin too! ;)
Ableton does everything I want it to do with little error and great workflow, My only complaint is no x32 (32 Bit) support, but i just use JBridge to bridge my plugins