Should I Use the 32-bit or 64-bit Version of Ableton Live?
Q: I just purchased Ableton Live 9 Suite. Should I install the 32-bit version of the software or the 64-bit version? What are the advantages of the 64-bit version?
A: According to Ableton, the only difference between the two versions is that the 64-bit version can access an almost unlimited amount of your computer’s memory; the 32-bit version (like all 32-bit software) can access up to 4GB of RAM. This can make a difference if you are loading and using large sample libraries or RAM-intensive virtual instruments. A minimum of 8GB of RAM is recommended for the 64-bit version and your OS must support 64-bit applications. (This means Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 on a PC, or Mac OS X 10.5 or higher on an Intel-based Mac.)
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Ableton Live 9 Suite (boxed)
Non-linear DAW Software with Unlimited Tracks and Scenes, 10 x Virtual Instruments, 7 x MIDI Effects, 34 x audio effects/processors, 25 x Contact Packs, Max for Live, and 13 x Max for Live Devices - Mac/PC VST, AU
Simply put, the Ableton Live 9 Suite is the best and most complete version of Live ever conceived. Whether you've been using Live for years or you're...