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Ableton Live 12 Standard Music Production Software (Download Only)

Ableton Live 12 Standard Music Production Software (Download Only)

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Ableton Live 12 is a music production and performance software that is speedy, fluid, and adaptive. It offers a wide range of effects, instruments, sounds, and creative tools, allowing you to create any style of music you desire.

With Live 12, you can easily create your own unique sound by using the enormous library of instruments and effects, or you can remix a variety of well-selected Packs to create something truly unique. The software allows you to do everything in real-time and is completely adjustable, making it perfect for live performances and hands-on play, regardless of your setup. You can sequence your music in Live 12's linear Arrangement View or use the Session View to improvise and experiment with ideas outside of a timeline. Live's warping feature allows you to change the speed and timing of any audio in real-time without disrupting the flow of your music.

Whether you're recording MIDI or live instruments, vocals, or other sounds, Live's creative features can enhance your performance, produce new ideas, or turn spontaneous moments into music. You can use MIDI Transformations to modify your patterns, and MIDI Generators to generate new ideas that you can easily incorporate into your own compositions. Sound Similarity enables you to find presets and sounds that are similar to the ones you're working with.

Live 12 also comes with an array of new features, such as enhanced MIDI Transformations and Generators, Sound Similarity, adaptable Tuning Systems, improved Keys and Scales, and new devices like Roar, Meld's Twin Sound Engines, and Granulator III. Additionally, Live 12 offers MIDI Editor enhancements, Workflow enhancements, Accessibility and Navigation enhancements, and new Packs like the Performance Pack, Lost and Found collection, and two drum packs from Sound Oracle.

About Ableton Live

Live's synthesisers offer a diverse spectrum of sounds using wavetable, FM, subtractive, granular, analogue, and physical modelling architectures. Every Live edition includes the Core Library, which incorporates vintage synths, analogue drum machines, keys, multi-sampled drums, and much more.

On stage, you can perform, resequence, and remix your song in real-time with Live. You can use flexible MIDI mapping to configure almost any aspect of Live for hands-on control with your controller. You can create your own unique combinations of instruments and effects, as well as control any number of parameters with up to 16 Macro knobs. Find your favourite settings and save them as Macro snapshots, so you can create builds, drops, and immediate variations while performing.

Live also enables you to control external hardware, such as outboard effects and mixing desks. You can improvise your own sounds, resample them, or process audio from others in real-time.

You can connect Live to any MIDI controller, including MPE-compatible devices, to apply bends, slides, and pressure to individual chord notes, change subtle expressions, and use your hands to build dynamic audio tapestries. You can extend your setup using Ableton Link, a Live feature that keeps many devices in sync across a network connection. It's straightforward to utilise alongside other music applications like Reason, Serato, and an ever-expanding number of iOS apps and Link-enabled hardware.

  • Multitrack Audio recording and MIDI sequencing of software and hardware instruments
  • Unique Session View for nonlinear composition, flexible performance and improvisation
  • Real-time warping of audio: automatically sync music and loops, regardless of tempo
  • MIDI-mappable controls for hands-on creation onstage or in the studio – plus automatic mapping for popular hardware controllers
  • Comping: select and combine the best of multiple passes of an audio or MIDI performance. 
  • Linked-track editing: link two or more tracks to edit their content simultaneously.
  • Group tracks: use multiple levels of groups to mix with greater flexibility and manage detailed arrangements more easily.
  • Audio-to-MIDI conversion tools: extract harmony, melody or drums from an audio sample and convert it into MIDI. 
  • Tempo following: Live adjusts its tempo in real time based on an incoming audio signal
  • Note chance and velocity chance: set the probability that a MIDI note or drum hit will occur and define ranges for velocity probability to generate pattern variations and humanize dynamics.
  • Combine multiple instruments and effects into a single device with Instrument Racks
  • Combine MIDI effects into a single device with MIDI Effect Racks
  • Comprehensive selection of built-in audio effects for creative sound design, mixing or mastering
  • MIDI Transformations and Generators: use Transformations to create a variety of simple or complex variations of your MIDI clips, or conjure up playful and original ideas with Generators.
  • Sound Similarity: start with a sample and tell Live’s browser to find comparable sounds and instrument or drum presets.
  • Advanced sampling and slicing tools
  • VST2, VST3 and Audio Unit support
  • MIDI Polyphonic Expression: allows MPE-capable devices to control multiple parameters of every note in real time for more expressive instrumental performances.
  • Groove engine to apply swing to audio or MIDI, or extract rhythmic feel from other audio files
  • Import video as a clip and save modified video and audio

 Instruments, effects and sounds:

  • 13 instruments: Analog, Simpler, Drift, Impulse, Drum Rack and Drum Synths, Collision, Electric, Tension, CV Instrument, CV Triggers, Instrument Rack and the External Instrument device
  • 42 audio and 13 MIDI effects
  • 12 MIDI Tools
  • 38+GB of loops and samples
  • Non-destructive editing with unlimited undo 
  • Multitrack recording up to 32-bit/192 kHz
  • Automatic plug-in delay compensation
  • Ableton Link integration
  • MPE support
  • MIDI remote control instant mapping
  • MIDI output to hardware synths
  • MIDI Clock/sync
  • Multicore/multiprocessor support
  • WAV, AIFF, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC file support
  • Unlimited Audio and MIDI tracks
  • Unlimited Scenes
  • 12 Send and return tracks
  • 256 Audio inputs, 256 outputs
  • Rex file support
  • POW-r dithering
  • Groove Pool and extract groove
  • Capture MIDI