Live is an all-in-one audio editing solution that helps instrumentalists and musicians to create, modify and produce music, sounds, tunes, songs, and manage the entire workflow. Its built-in sound library allows users to add multiple sounds to the melody.
Live is an on-premise application with several electronic instruments that helps you transform the audio track. Using the MIDI feature, musicians can record different sounds from the real world and use them in songs.
Users can integrate the solution with laybeat, rekordbox, Modulaser, SoundSwitch, Riffer, MadMapper, Resolume, Camelot, Remixvideo, Reason, Figure, etc.
- Audio Manipulation
- Audio Mixing
- Audio Recording
- Graphical Workflow Editor
- Instrument Management
- Plug-in Integration
- Third Party Integrations
- Workflow Configuration
- Audio Effects
- Batch Processing
- Export Audio (Multiple File Types)
- Record Live Audio
- Record Multiple Simultaneous Tracks
- Scrub, Search, Bookmark
- Sound Editing Tools
- Spectral Analysis / FFT
- Speech Synthesis (TTS)
- Swappable Patches
- Virtual Instruments
- Virtual Mixing
- Voice Changer
- Deployment: Cloud Based, Web Based, SaaS Based, Installed - Mac, Installed - Windows
Company Name: Ableton
For most producing, arranging, mixing, and mastering tasks, Ableton Studio’s stock plugins and software infrastructure make for an effective, efficient music creation environment. What makes this program invaluable, though, is its endless possibilities for sound design (especially with new randomization features built in to each track) and, perhaps obviously, its optimization for live performance. As a solo musician and producer, being able to create complex tracks on the spot is deeply liberating, and no other DAW (digital audio workstation) that I’ve used allows for this (although, I’ve read other DAWs are beginning to implement more live-looping and tempo syncing features).
In Live, there is no shortage of features that have a creative and inspirational application. The control surface application is great (the caveat being that the feature set is geared towards performance, not mixing). The included plug-ins are wonderful and easy to deploy, as well as stable, and all of the features related to on-the-fly manipulation of patterns are very developed. The software has a great feel of cohesion about it. Horizontal inspectors (effects racks) aren’t totally my thing but you can’t deny that they have really streamlined the sound design / midi effects / pattern manipulation parts of the program (the “live show” element is included in that).
I love the visual indicators that are displayed while monitoring the microphone. I primarily use the app to sweeten my mic for online streaming and video conferencing. My primary uses include a noise gate, denoiser, EQ, and compressor. The visual indicators displayed for all effects are easily the best.
I love how easy it is to set up my drum loops for a small worship group. It’s easy to make great sounding tracks for anything we need from a Facebook video sound track, ambient music for events or to supplement our worship band. I love how I can purchase tracks for almost any song and have a great worship set ready that’s sounds professional and helps a group worship without distractions.
I’ve been using Ableton since version 4. I have other DAW’s on my machine for integration with collaborators. My go to for music production is 100% Ableton. VERY good with MIDI and audio the same. I just recently switched my dad from HIS favorite DAW. He is 69 years old and caught onto Ableton very quickly.