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Ableton Live 12.0.64

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"Fully featured music production software."


Ableton Live is a fantastic music production software suite that allows you to create stunning works of musical art. You can compose, remix, record, improvise new music tracks, and much more. Using loop based linear technologies like virtual instruments, you'll be able to create world class music renditions that rival modern hardware studio abilities. You can insert audio clips into tracks at whatever position you choose, easily change the tempo and pitch of your tracks, use DJ quality cross-fading, use virtual instruments, and much more. The number of tracks you can create with Ableton Live is infinite.

Ableton Live is perfect for people that like working with software based music solutions, rather than purchasing slews of expensive hardware equalizers and musical production items.


Installation of the Ableton Live music production software suite takes a good bit of time to accomplish. The download file size of this demo program is 627 megabytes, which means it's going to take some time. On the plus side, it doesn't come with any adware/malware with it, just a clean installation of the program. OS support for Ableton Live includes Mac/PC, with 32-bit and 64-bit options. We'll focus on the Win 32-bit version on this review.


The interface of the Ableton Live program is pretty robust. All of the programs options are easily accessibly through click file menu drop-down boxes, and the full screen program dimensions allow you to see everything you're doing with the program with a quick look. There's no re-sizing of the program window needed, and you can see that the creators of the program have made it so you can get a lot accomplished without having to make massive amounts of menu clicks continuously.


  • Ableton Live Is One Of The Highest Rated Music Production Software Suites In Existence
  • In Terms Of What You Get, The Cost Of The Program Is Well Worth It
  • There's Tons Of Options And Even Some Add-Ons To This Program - Very Full Featured
  • You Can Use This Software For Live Gigs!


  • Very Big File Size And Massive CPU Usage - To Get The Most Out Of The Program, You'll Need Adequate PC Hardware Resources
  • Arrangement View Mixer Could Use Some Improvement


SONAR X2 Studio - Sonar X2 Studio allows you to master every element of the music production process and do it for a price you can afford. It comes with 18 virtual instruments, 50 MIDI and audio effects, virtual amplifier, and uses a pristine 384KHz audio engine that outshines other competing music production suites. There's full support for Windows 7 and 8 (XP and Vista no longer supported). All in all this is a top notch alternative to Ableton Live.

FL Studio Producer Edition - The FL Studio Producer Edition music production software package has been hailed as the "cream of the crop" as far as software based music production is concerned. Features of FL Studio Producer Edition include full audio, midi, and post production abilities. This is a complete digital audio workstation software that comes with free updates for life. The price is right, and the performance of this product is equally impressive.


A lot of work went into creating the Ableton Live music production software suite. It's compatible with lots of add-ons, and what you can accomplish with this software is truly amazing. Instead of wasting tons of money on outdated hardware solutions for your musical renditions, you owe it to yourself to at least check out what Ableton Live and similar music production software suites have to offer. You may find you're so impressed with Ableton Live that you forget about hardware based music production solutions entirely.

Reviewed by Sam Kenwick

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