Sunday, July 10, 2011

Ableton Live 8

After posting about my MPK Mini keyboard, thought I'd give you guys a little spotlight on my favorite music making program, Ableton Live 8.

Ableton is a very intuitive and complex program, and is useful to anybody just starting to make music or to anybody seasoned in digital music production.
The possibilities are endless and I would recommend it to anyone.
But if you're new to this, there's several versions of Ableton that you can purchase or download that cost less than the full versions. 
The full versions, Live 8 and Suite 8, each run approx. $500 and $650, respectively.
There's an intro version for about $100, and a couple others inbetween. You can also find demo versions online, or stop into your local Guitar Center, where most counters in the DJ section have free trial versions at the counters.
Later today and tomorrow I will post a few video tutorials I have found to be useful, as well as some commentary on all of that.

15 comments:

  1. Whats the differnece between the versions?
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  2. Looks pretty nice that program, but I find it quite expensive, at leat for me, since I won't use it that much.
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  3. As far as I know, it contains lots more drum samples, further file extension support and a couple more built-in instruments. For me, Live was just fine but the serious musician may want to research Suite. And thank you!

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  4. @Rlx: Also, I'm trying to find the blog you run if any...your profile is not public.

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  5. that is really fckin pricy, i cant afford this!

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  6. Im not the first and i suspect i wont be the last, but the price is a tad high for the common man. If you are professional, i guess its ok, but for the average joe...its kinda expensive.

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  7. cool, my friend recently went looking for such a program, certainly I'll tell him about this title

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  8. well it´s damn expensive but if you really want to make good music it´s necessary

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  9. Thats hella expensive... Followed! alphabetalife.blogspot.com

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  10. Again a friend of mine has bought this last week. He's DJ and he wants to produce it's own remixes and do cool stuff live on stage. But at the moment he's simply overwhelmed by all the possibilities of Ableton ;).

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  11. I'm always surprised by how expensive software like this tends to be

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