Ableton Live 10, released in February 2018, can stylishly take on many musical tasks. The software music sequencer and digital audio workstation is compatible with Windows and Mac and is the latest major release of Live.
As well as being used for mixing, recording, composing and arranging sound it can also be used as an instrument during live performances when double us with Ableton Push. Many DJs are using it, as it provides them with the controls to manage their beats with a level of mastery.
Key features included in a standard Ableton Live 10:
- Unlimited Audio and MIDI tracks
- Unlimited Scenes
- Audio to MIDI
- Capture MIDI
- 256 mono audio input channels
- 256 mono audio output channels
- 1800+ sounds (10+GB)
The music creation and performance software is available in three different versions; Intro, Standard and Suite. They all share common features, but Standard and Suite have additional features, packs, instruments and effects.
The Standard version boasts 12 Send and Return stacks, complex warp modes, five software instruments, eight MIDI effects and 34 audio effects. If you buy the download version you receive a Live 10 installer to download from Your Account, a PDF manual and the same included sounds as the boxed version. You will get a USB stick and the included packs if you buy the boxed version.
Ableton say that those who invest in Live 10 will be limited only by their imagination, promising the software gives the user flexibility and freedom. With Push, Ableton’s instrument build specifically for Live, you will be able to have all the usability of software through the immediacy of hardware.
Overall, Ableton Live 10 offers the user an Aladdin’s Cave of musical management wonder. This exciting update to an already established and respected Live series has already won big praise thanks to its countless new effects and perks.