Live is fast, fluid and flexible software for music creation and performance. It comes with effects, instruments, sounds and all kinds of creative features—everything you need to make any kind of music. Create in a traditional linear arrangement, or improvise without the constraints of a timeline in Live’s Session View. Move freely between musical elements and play with ideas, without stopping the music and without breaking your flow.
Live organizes multiple passes of an audio or MIDI performance into individual takes. Combine the best of many takes or find creative new combinations.
Link two or more audio or MIDI tracks to edit or comp their content simultaneously.
Add bends, slides and pressure for each individual note in a chord. Add subtle expression variations, morph between chords and create evolving sonic textures.
Add and edit pitch, timbre and pressure variations of individual notes directly in a new tab in the Clip Detail View.
MPE-capable native devices
Wavetable, Sampler and Arpeggiator now support MPE. Use Push’s pad pressure to control parameters per note.
Combines convolution and algorithmic reverbs, making it possible to create any space, from accurate real-life environments to those that defy physical reality.
Breaks the spectrum of an incoming audio signal into partials, then stretches, shifts and blurs the result by a frequency or a note in subtle or radical ways. Play it like an instrument with MIDI.
Transforms sound into partials and feeds them into a frequency-based delay, resulting in metallic echoes, frequency-shifted and reverb-like effects. The Freeze function captures and holds audio.
Inspired by Nature
Six playful instruments and effects that use natural and physical processes as their inspiration. Created in collaboration with Dillon Bastan.
Based on an early digital effects processor, this device creates jittery glitch effects, delayed digital shimmers and outlandish vibrato to add character to sounds in the studio or onstage. Created in collaboration with Robert Henke.
The updated version of Chorus now has a wider range of sound shaping capabilities – add vibrato, spread the left and right channels of the signal across the stereo field, and add thick 3-delay line chorus.
Redux adds a wider range of sounds from vintage digital gear including harsh distortion, digital and aliasing artifacts, as well as warm and saturated 8-bit textures.
Phaser and Flanger have been combined and now feature a new, lusher sound with increased frequency and modulation ranges, expressive improvements on existing modes, and a new Doubler mode for short modulatable delay.
Store the state of Macros for later recall – this is a fast way to create instant variations to sounds, or builds and drops during a performance.
Flexible Macro Configuration
Set your Racks up to have between 1 and 16 Macros.
Randomized Macro values
Randomize the state of your Macros or map the randomization button to MIDI.
Live listens to and adjusts its tempo based on incoming audio in real time, making it a dynamic part of the band instead of the tempo source that everyone has to follow.
Set the probability that a note or drum hit will occur and let Live generate surprising variations to your patterns that change over time.
Define ranges for velocity probability for subtle, humanized variations in the dynamics of your patterns.
Live 11 adds Scene Follow Actions for evolving arrangements. Follow Actions can now jump to specific clips and enable and disable Follow Actions globally.
A comprehensive collection of contemporary vocal samples from multiple voices, a set of playable vocal instruments, and Effect Racks designed for vocal processing.
Evocative layered instruments that combine organic and synthetic sounds with textural elements to add mood, space and movement to productions.
Sustained tonal and textural samples, generative noise, multisampled instruments, plus devices and Effect Racks designed for experimentation.