Fun fact about me: One day I was browsing on the Ableton website and for shits and giggles I checked out the Ableton shop. To my surprise, the shop said "Ableton Live 9 Intro: 0 USD." With that, I was able to register 3 copies of Ableton Live 9 intro, absolutely free because of an error with their online shop. Shortly after I registered 3 copies, the shop fixed the error, however, I was able to register 1 more copy for free about a day later. Also because I got them for free, I was able to resell one of my licenses to a friend, so I made some profit.
Ableton is enabling me to do a bunch of amazing stuff I wish I'd been able to do for a long time now. Like All the modulation, customizing effects racks and macro controls, etc. There are a few frustrating things here and there, like why is there no "No Triplet" button available in the arpeggiator? Many oversights like these will probably delay me from paying for the more advanced versions since I'm on such a tight budget. But I'm really super glad I'm using Ableton finally.
Yes. Ableton is as good as the multitude of well-respected electronic musicians would suggest. I could tell this even with the most limited version, Lite notwithstanding. I do wish I could have more scenes for performing, but other than that, great live tool.
This was my first DAW and it was great for learning music production. I give it 4 stars because it is super limited and I outgrew it in less than a year and had to wait and save up to upgrade to suite.
Bought this since I'm on a budget and am saving up for a newer computer anyway. Despite its limitations, you can still do quite a bit. Honestly it did take some getting used coming from the demo version of the suite version but that's about it, oh yeah, and I hate the fact that the eq 8 is not included but oh well I will just have to deal with it for the time being.
This software very limited, you cannot sample and if you want to make anything substantial on here you will need to buy or download external sound packs (Ableton's website has some). You should probably upgrade to Ableton Suite or get FL Studio Producer if you are serious about music production. Apparently a lot of people say this software is frustrating to use but I don't think so, there is probably a learning curve but since I have used this software since forever I wouldn't remember or know. All-in-all as intro (and only an intro) I would recommend this, but upgrade when it's time.