In today’s article, we will try to describe one of the new products that every music producer needs. What is it, what is it for and what does working with this product look like? Every ghost producer, even a beginner, must have heard about this computer program. When choosing various gadgets, equipment and devices for music production, the manufacturer must have faced the dilemma of what program to choose. There are many different programs on the market to facilitate the musician’s work. Everyone is different, has different features and, above all, the price to be paid. Choosing the right software depends on the taste, preferences and financial capabilities of the novice producer. It is worth getting demo versions if you want to test the programs, and then buy the right full version of the program. If one musician finds out about the programs by reading articles, descriptions or watching instructional videos, he can choose the program right away. Ableton Live has grown in popularity significantly in recent times. Why? We will try to answer this question below.
We’ll start with a little theory. Ableton Live is a digital audio workstation developed by Ableton for macOS and Windows. So it is for everyone you can say, which is definitely a plus, because there are programs that only run on one of the operating systems mentioned. Unlike many other software sequencers, Ableton Live is designed to be a live performance instrument as well as a composing, recording, arranging, mixing, and mastering tool. Another plus – so many functions are included in only one program. There is no need to buy additional modules from subroutines. It’s also used by DJs because it offers a set of controls for beat matching, crossfading, and other different effects used by turntablists, and was one of the first music apps to automatically match tracks. It is an innovation on the market of programs for ghost producing. The latest version of the program, which is literally fresh, is Live 11. More information about what’s new in the program can be found on the manufacturer’s website.
Live is available in three versions: Intro (with limited key features), Standard, and Suite. Each version differs in the number of functions and tools, but also in price. A small summary of the differences is presented below. It is worth noting that the official sales page contains a full description and characteristics of the individual versions of the program.
The characteristics of each software version to ghost production will be described in the next section.