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Ableton Live review: This digital audio workstation does it all

The best software for creating and recording music, as well as live performance. A bit pricey, but worth it.

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At a Glance
  • Ableton Live

    PCWorld Rating

    Though it takes some getting used to, Ableton Live's clever workflow and integrated time, pitch, and tempo manipulation of audio makes it uniquely powerful. Now back in active development, it's a must-see...

At a Glance
  • PCWorld Rating

    Though it takes some getting used to, Ableton Live's clever workflow and integrated time, pitch, and tempo manipulation of audio makes it uniquely powerful. Now back in active development, it's a must-see program. A demo is available and if you don't see a feature you're used to, read the docs or visit a forum. Odds are there's a better, quicker way to do what you want in Ableton. Read the full review

    MSRP: $449 for the Standard version, $99 for Intro, and $749 for the Suite

    Pros

    • Great workflow and ease of use once you're up to speed
    • Integrated tempo, pitch, and timing manipulation for audio
    • Excellent effects and instruments

    Cons

    • No notation or audio source editing
    • Relatively expensive
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