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Ableton Live 8 Full Version Audio Software

by Ableton

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  • Multitrack recording up to 32-bit/192 kHz
  • Nondestructive editing with unlimited undo
  • Powerful and creative MIDI sequencing of software and hardware instruments
  • Advanced warping and real-time time-stretching
  • Designed with the creative studio process and performing artist in mind

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 2.8 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.
  • ASIN: B003SP1QH0
  • Item model number: Ableton Live 8 Full Version
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #21,069 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 23, 2009

Product Description

Music Creation software, playable like an instrument. Ableton Live 8’s nonlinear, intuitive workflow, alongside powerful real-time editing and flexible performance options, make it a unique studio tool and a favorite with both studio and live performers. Live 8, the latest version, adds and updates such features as a powerful groove engine, audio warping, live looping, built-in effects, crossfades for editing in the Arrangement View and improved MIDI editing. The music never has to stop in Live. Record audio and MIDI on the fly, drop in loops and samples, add effects and swap sounds without ever hitting the stop button: everything happens in real time. Once you have begun your project, use a wealth of tools to manipulate your audio and midi. The Groove engine allows you to apply groove patterns in real time, extract grooves from audio or MIDI sources or quantize audio and MIDI in real time. An extensive library of grooves is included with Live. Warp audio events by adjusting the position of beats on the timeline. Plus you can slice audio files to MIDI tracks based on transients. Live offers total compatibility. It works seamlessly with controller hardware and makes it simple to assign custom MIDI controls. Live supports AIFF, WAV, Ogg Vorbis and FLAC files, as well as VST and AU effects and instruments. Live 8 also offers full ReWire support and can run as either a ReWire master or slave. System requirements The installation size of the boxed version of Ableton Suite 8 is 48 GB space.Mac: 1.8 GHz G4/G5 or faster (Intel Mac recommended), 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended, if supported by your computer), Mac OS X 10.4.11 (10.5 or later recommended), DVD-ROM driveWindows: 2 GHz Pentium 4 or Celeron compatible CPU or faster (multicore CPU recommended), 2 GB RAM (4 GB recommended on Windows Vista and Windows 7), Windows XP (home or Pro), Windows Vista or Windows 7, sound card (ASIO driver support recommended), DVD-ROM drive, QuickTime recommended


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49 of 49 people found the following review helpful By Chuck Bittner TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on June 1, 2009
Ableton Live 8: Nowadays if you're an artist looking to record or perform music you're probably a lot like me, a newbie impressed (And confused) by the vast array of choices you have your disposal. So with this review I'm going to focus on new people and getting use to and using Ableton Live 8 (Live).

First thing to note a full live demo can be downloaded on their website and it is a 14 day not limited functionality trial. And that is cool if you want to get started and playing around with this powerful software. I recommend doing that and following along with some of the videos that I will point out below.

Now I needed to form drumbeats for a buddy of mine's project and I had live 7, but I downloaded live 8 because I usually like to have the latest software and features. Also Ableton as extensive video tutorials which I've found amazingly insightful and helpful on YouTube.

On YouTube Hudon Singletary an Ableton training rep, has 22 video tutorials that gets you inside this amazing program. check them out and follow along using the demo you will definitely be stoked!

search on YouTube: CD8C2B63AB0E24E9

Are looking to make drumbeats? If so live has a very cool feature that allows you to make an 8 pad drum machine that you can trigger using ASDFGHJK. you can also grab your samples from any loops you already have, when I saw this in the following video I was blown away. It was simple and easy!

Search on YouTube: 9Ff0AcOsH3E

I also found the tour of live video to be very helpful in navigating the user interface. Now I had seen the live interface before and I have seen other mixing programs and felt intimidated. But after watching this video I had better understanding of how to move around the program freely.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Anchored87 on January 22, 2012
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I bought Ableton Live 8 for Christmas, and I love it. I had the Ableton Suite 30 day- trial before that. It's great for beginners (they do a great job of explaining how things work) and it's just fun to use. HOWEVER, there are so many features and instruments you cannot use (or I can't at least) because you don't own certain instruments and effects. If I would have known this, I would have just shelled out the extra $200 and bought Suite. So again, this is a great product and I'd recommend it anyone, regardless of skill level. But to me, it only feels like half a product because of all the features I can't use (namely Operator and Analog). [...] <-- Here's a more... detailed page about it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By DJHogie6578 on February 7, 2012
I'm an amateur/hobbyist songwriter and producer. I also play keyboards and guitars live with a band. I've found Ableton Live 8 to be a really valuable practice, writing and performance tool.

For recording, I use Live like a sketchpad. The "clip" concept lets you easily loop certain phrases or samples (like a guitar part or drum loop) and figure out other parts without having to keep stopping and restarting playback. Also, being able to trigger individual clips dj style really lets you be creative with how you're going to arrange a song.

I was really impressed with the "looper" effect, which is basically like a looping pedal in live. It's been a lot of fun experimenting with layered guitar parts, etc. I've also found the warping function to be great. This lets you basically stretch something you recorded to be slower or faster, without any change in time. It also lets you clean up your recorded parts if you were a little out of time.

The other thing I really like about this software is that it's very stable, even using other companies plugins. I use a lot of VSTs, and I've never had a problem with live.

Overall, a really great product for studio or performance. It's easy enough to pick up that you can start having fun quickly, but deep enough to really let you go as far as you want to go with programming, mixing, etc. Two thumbs up.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Simon W Walker on December 14, 2013
It still can't even determine the beginning of an audio clip using the warp feature , the midi side is hopeless the built in effects are poor, buy a 19.99 Bontempi keyboard from a car boot sale it will sound better than the awful instruments included that sound like screeching cats at absolute best . Ableton is ok for making DJ mixes with but that is very boring as it so easy you don't even need to bother listening to them while you make one, to make one as good as you can buy in the shops. There is a very good reason why a TB 303 , TR 808 and TR909 still cost about £7000 .
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