Get Creative with Ableton Live!Unleash your creativity with Ableton Live 9 Standard, the DAW designed for creative musicians and performers. No track limits, no scene limits, just tons of great new content and the same amazing workflow that's made Ableton Live a mainstay of the music production world for years. Totally new to Ableton Live or even music creation in general? No worries - Ableton Live 9 Standard comes with all of the plug-ins, instruments, and sounds you need to get started and create the music you head in your head.
Since the beginning, Ableton Live's claim to fame has been the nonlinear structure of its Session View. Sure you can use it like a regular DAW, with each track in a horizontal lane and time stretching absolutely from 0:00 on the left to the end of the song on the right. But in the Session View's matrix, each loop, each riff, and each drum groove, all live in their own slots. You can trigger them one at a time, or together in scenes, which makes it incredibly easy to arrange, rearrange, and ultimately create original music.
Ableton Live is also incredibly flexible. You can assign nearly all of its parameters to your MIDI controller, and when you pair it with a device specifically made for Live such as Ableton's Push controller, a Novation Launch Pad, or an Akai APC Series device, you can comfortably use Ableton Live 9 as an instrument or DJ platform for live performances. Powerful tools such as automation, time warping, and beatmatching all make advanced groove production simple. So whether you're planning to use Live to create music in your studio or perform music live, you're not going to be disappointed.
Now let's talk about content. Ableton Live 9 Standard hooks you up with all of the essential effects, processors, instruments, and expansion packs you need. For starters, Live 9 Standard comes with 31 studio-quality effects and processors. Effects include everything from classic reverbs and delays to creative stutters, warm tube distortion, and funky resonators. You also get excellent processors such as the Glue analog compressor, multiband dynamics, and an 8-band equalizer you can use to polish up your tracks. And if you need more, you can alway add other VST and AU plug-ins.
Ableton Live 9 Standard also comes with a trio of truly useful instruments. First there's the Simpler sample engine, which rivals many standalone sample and synthesis keyboard plug-ins. Drum Rack gives you the versatility and performance of a traditional 16-pad sampler, making it great for both drums and music samples. Add to that the Impulse advanced drum sampler, and you're ready to lay down beats. And since Ableton Live 9 Standard comes with 14 awesome Expansion Packs, you'll have more than enough samples to lay down tracks, right out of the box.
Ableton Live 9 Standard Digital Audio Workstation Features at a Glance:
- New in version 9 - Session View automation
- New - browser puts instruments and effects, samples, Packs and plug-ins in one easy-to-navigate view
- New - Library includes Instrument Racks
- New - Analog-modeled Glue Compressor and redesigned studio effects
- New - Convert audio to MIDI to use with virtual instruments and more
- Designed from the ground up for the creative studio or performing musician
- Unique Session View breaks out of "linear" music composition allows for a new, fluid approach to songwriting
- Nearly every control is MIDI-mappable, for a flexible workflow - onstage or in the studio
- Intelligent Looper makes it easy to build and record one-man-band songs
- Tons of tools to develop beats and apply grooves
- Includes a comprehensive selection of built-in audio effects, including a host of creative delays, filters, distortions, studio compressors, and EQs
- Features Elastic Audio, for tweaking the timing of your music as it plays
- Lets you mix, match, and add effects without ever stopping the music
- Powerful creative and performing environment for DJs and mash-up artists
- VST and AU effects and instrument support; automatic plug-in delay compensation
- REX file support and native sliced audio file creation
- Video import and export for scoring to picture or warping picture to music
- Includes built-in step-by-step tutorials
- Advanced warping and real-time time-stretching tools
- ReWire support