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Ableton Live Reviews

Ableton makes Push and Live, hardware and software for music production, creation and performance. Ableton´s products are made to inspire creative music-making.

Social recommendations and mentions

We have tracked the following product recommendations or mentions on Reddit and HackerNews. They can help you see what people think about Ableton Live and what they use it for.
  • I just purchased Ableton Live suite and never received a license.
    Did you order direct from, or from somewhere else? - Source: Reddit / 4 days ago
  • I'm using a cracked ableton live 11, where can I get the plugins that it supposed to have?
    You're not going to get access to most of the packs, as you need an account with a product key on in order to download them. As for plugins, I'm not sure what you mean. If you're talking about Max for Live, you might be able to find a separate crack for that but again, many of the devices are on the Ableton website and require you to be holding a product key. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • What is your favourite drum/rhythm sequencer for Ableton?
    Ah, I've heard of this one. Is there any way to get hold of old M4L devices if you started on Live 11? I notice a lot of them (Mono Sequencer, Step Sequencer, Instant Haus) don't show up in the browser, and the links on are disabled. - Source: Reddit / about 2 months ago
  • is there any setting that makes the note go exactly on the start of the note I click wherever i click on that note?
    Go to Ableton website and download. Quantize settings are superior. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Cant authorize ableton live lite 11?
    First I tried 'authorize at'. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Please Help
    You have to download intro. Ableton live 11 trial is basically live suite and it cant exactly delete files to whatever version of ableton you bought. So you have to go to and download it from your account. - Source: Reddit / 4 months ago
  • Video Export Issues
    Well I couldn't get any help here, and couldn't find anything on the Abletone forums or youtube, butI did manage to fix whatever was happening by uninstalling every 3rd party video codec I could find on my PC then installing this: instead of the Haali Media Splitter recommended on - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Problem with an automatic update of Live 11
    Just download the installer from your account and update it manually. - Source: Reddit / 5 months ago
  • Support Ticket Turn Around Time
    I'd recommend just downloading the installer from your account. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • Does anyone possibly have the Code for the Full version of Ableton? :)
    They have a lot of codes here - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • No Stupid Questions Thread
    You'll have to login to to check. You can authorize multiple computers, but according to Ableton, you can only use one instance of Live (for saving) at a time. - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • Mac Monterey won’t open ableton 11. It stays stuck on a “Verifying Ableton 11 Suite.”
    Delete the app and redownload it from - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Are the servers down? Unable to authenticate my trial license
    Hi all, I'm assuming most people in here have the full version of ableton but for those who don't is anyone having trouble getting into ableton? I keep getting the message 'Live needs to connect to to verify your trial license' does anyone else keep getting this or know how to fix it? Thanks. - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • Ableton will not retrieve authorization
    I've been working on a project and went outside to work in the yard (away from wifi) and tried to save to switch projects, I was unable to connect to so worked offline. Once back inside and connected to the internet I tried to authorize it just loads till timed out. - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • 25% Off Ableton Upgrades & Packs
    Awesome, thanks. I wasn't sure since also mentions a NFR (Not for resale) version so I didn't know if this was a NFR version due to the discount. Haven't really heard of a NFR Ableton license until now. - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • My suite v11 license just disappeared
    I've just opened up a ticket in but I'm a little scared... - Source: Reddit / 10 months ago
  • Chiptune VST support in Ableton
    Alternatively, you could log in to and download the archive installer of ableton 8, which I think was the last one that had a native 32-bit application. If it wasn't 8 it was definitely 7, but I'm 96% sure it was ableton 9 when they nixed developing the 32-bit version to save on development cost/time (considering computers have generally been built on the x64 architecture since 2002, it made sense... - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • For all of you wondering. They haven't configured SSL properly, so you may not be seeing this page.
    Finally has come alive but I still cannot verify my trial license. Is there anyone having the same situation here ? I have not closed the project for 20+ hours because I had to keep working on it while the servers are down. And now I cannot save it even though the website works??? :(( why???god. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Ableton Live 10, not 11
    Log into your account in and you should have there Live Lite 11. For Lite-version your don't pay for version updates, they come automatically, but only bit later than other versions. - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Ableton Live Lite Registration Code
    So I didn't purchase any hardware, so I didn't get any registration codes physically. I downloaded it from and it says I need to check my email for my registration code but there aren't any emails from them. I checked and rechecked that my email didn't have any typos. Is there a way to get them to resend the email? Do I even need the registration code? - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Ableton not authenticating
    So I tried downloading the trial for Ableton again except this time instead of popping up the same "verify at" it instead just said "not authenticated". I already tried using different accounts and switching between internet connections and nothing seems to work. Any help? - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of Ableton Live

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Do you often edit live performances? If so, you need Ableton Live. This DAW adjusts tempo based on your audio in real-time.
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Ableton Live is one of my personal favorite DAWs. My band used this extensively on two different laptops each and every night. Ableton Live is built for those who desire to perform their songs live to their true form.
Top 12 Audacity Alternatives You Could Use
For the audio editors who are looking for a powerful yet highly intuitive substitute for Audacity, Ableton Live could be the right answer. Designed for live use, the software features a clean and snappier user-interface that is a bit easier to get a hang of. As it’s fully customizable, you can fine-tune the whole UI to keep everything in sync with your workflow. That aside, it also has a solid library of...

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