Ableton Live 9 Intro (boxed)

DAW Software with 16 Tracks, 8 Scenes, 3 Software Instruments, 7 MIDI Effects, 19 Audio Effects, and 4 Contact Packs - Mac/PC VST, AU
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The Perfect Way to Get into Live!

Ableton Live 9 Intro DAW software is the perfect way to get into making and performing music live with your computer. Whether you're a long-time recording pro or a just getting into music production and digital DJing, Live 9 Intro has a world of flexible and creative options to offer you. With Live's non-linear Session view, you're naturally encouraged to write music and arrange loops in independent pieces and then experiment with your arrangements. MIDI control and automation are intuitive, and since it comes with a whole collection of effects and virtual instruments, you'll be up and running right away with Ableton Live 9 Intro.

Ableton Live 9 Intro Digital Audio Workstation at a Glance:
  • Create music your way
  • Loaded with killer content to fuel your creativity
  • Automation has never been easier
Create music your way

While Ableton Live 9 offers all of the tools you need to make music in a traditional "linear" way, the gurus at Ableton developed this software suite to allow a uniquely creative approach to song creation. Use Ableton Live 9 to piece together song ideas and song structures by dragging around sections and loops in Session View" Live 9's Session View will enhance your live performances by assigning out massive MIDI controls - so you can record loops, overdub, perform in a massive synth part, and develop songs, all on the fly. Offering an inspiring workflow for everyone from DJs to solo musicians to top-level groove producers, Ableton Live 9 is a complete solution for brainstorming, creating, composing, building, growing, and performing your songs.

Loaded with killer content to fuel your creativity

Don't mistake this for some stripped-down or crippled DAW - Ableton loaded Live 9 Intro with a ton of content that will have you pushing your creativity to the limit and creating music you didn't even realize you had in you. For starters, Ableton included three of their hit virtual instrument in this package: the Drum Rack 16-pad-style sampler, the Impulse advanced drum sampler, and the Simpler classic synthesis-based sampler. A set of 7 awesome MIDI effects includes tools like a flexible arpeggiator and a powerful chord creator. Finally, there's Ableton Live 9 Intro's collection of 19 essential audio effects, ranging from reverb and delay to cutting edge lo-fi and stutter processors. On top of that you get four amazing content packs full of exciting instrument sounds, and you can always add more AU or VST plug-ins if you need even more content.

Automation has never been easier

One of our favorites things about Ableton Live 9 at Sweetwater is how easy it is to add and edit automation. Capture parameter changes on the fly like mixer move and tweaks to sound over time. Live 9 will record knob and fader movements in real-time or you can draw the automation in with your mouse. You can even create curved automation. Ableton Live 9 makes automation easier than ever.

Ableton Live 9 Intro Digital Audio Workstation Features:
  • A unique DAW designed from the ground up for the creative studio or performing musician
  • Original Session View provides quick and intuitive composition plus flexible performance and improvisation options
  • Multitrack recording up to 32-bit/192 kHz
  • 16 x tracks and 8 x scenes gives you plenty of space to create intense compositions
  • Nondestructive editing with unlimited undo lets you freely create
  • Powerful MIDI sequencing of software and hardware instruments
  • Advanced warping and real-time time-stretching
  • Unlimited Instruments, Audio effects and MIDI effects per project
  • VST and Audio Unit support lets you use all of your favorite plug-ins and virtual instruments
  • Includes 3 x virtual instruments, 7 x powerful MIDI effects, and 19 x studio-quality audio effects plug-ins
  • Bundled with 4 x content filled sound expansion packs
  • Group tracks for better organization and simpler automation
  • Time signature changes allows you greater flexibility when scoring to video
  • Multiple automation lanes makes setting up intensely dynamic mixes easy
  • Track Freeze lets you free up your computer's resources without stripping down your mix
  • Automatic plug-in delay compensation minimizes phase issues and tightens up your mix
  • Instantly map MIDI control to nearly any parameter for a fully customized control environment
  • MIDI output and MIDI Clock/sync let you create deeply complex rigs combining hardware and software seamlessly
  • ReWire support provides easy integration with Propellerhead's Reason and other software
  • Multicore/multiprocessor support
  • WAV, AIFF, MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC file support
Discover new ways to write and perform music, with Ableton Live 9 Intro!

Tech Specs

Software Type DAW
Platform Mac, PC
Upgrade/Full Full
Download/Boxed Boxed
Bit Depth 32-bit/64-bit
Format VST, AU
Supported Audio Formats CoreAudio, ASIO
Hardware Requirements - Mac Multi-core Processor, 4GB RAM or more, DVD Drive, 55GB Free Disk Space
Hardware Requirements - PC Multi-core Processor, 4GB RAM or more, DVD Drive, 55GB Free Disk Space
OS Requirements - Mac OS X 10.7 or later
OS Requirements - PC Windows 7 or later
Manufacturer Part Number 85726

Customer Reviews

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I just start using ableton and I love it and easy to use recommended

Technology is a Wonderful Thing

Although I'm nowhere near as deep into this software as you can go yet, I was blown away at how DAW's are so accessible in this day and age! Granted, you get out what you put in, but it's unbelievable to be able(no pun intended) to have this software on a laptop to play around with wherever/whenever you want. I literally can't wait for the next time I have a free minute to play around every time I close my laptop... and this is just Intro!!!
Music background: Retired gigging musician, now passing the torch to my kids

Ableton live 9 intro

I bought this as a present for my little brother, and he is in LOVE with it! He said its pretty easy to use and he can make some awesome sounds with it.
Music background: Musician, student, worship director.

Abelton Live 9 Intro

I acquired this program mainly to run backing tracks to support live musicians in a performance situation. It was used recently for a 20 song concert. Worked Wonderful! Click and cues sent out to musicians, three other sub mixes sent to the house which also went back to musician's in-ear monitoring. Since it is the Intro version, we had to develop the show in 4ths, with breaks to allow for me to call up the next set. The intro version will only allow 8 "songs" in a session. So beware if you think you can run as many tracks (songs) as you want. You will need the next version which I plan on upgrading. I ran it in session view for the show. Just now getting into exploring options with arrangement view. If you have any background in DAWs and MIDI production, this is pretty easy to figure out. I am starting to get into the deeper functions with sending program / control changes for music, lyrics and lights. Unfortunately there aren't too many tutorials around that get into the nitty-gritty with the "harder stuff". So at this point it has been trial and error on my part. I'm not using it as a "beat producer" / composer would. I prefer my other DAWs to compose/produce in more of a "traditional" manner. If you are looking for a way to add backing tracks and enhance your live show. I highly recommend this product!
Music background: Music Producer/Composer, Music Director

Ableton LIve 9 Intro

We'd been using, for the a long time, a 2nd hand Korg DS-1600 recording deck. But finally decided to get into the 21st century.(15 years late). We bought the Focusrite Scarlett Solo and it came with the "Lite" version(8 tracks max). The learning curve is fairly modest and after trial and error got the basic hang of it. There is, of course, more expensive DAW software out there, but we found this GUI easy to configure and navigate, and the built in tutorials are very good too. Once we understood how the 'plug-ins' worked, it's gotten much easier to produce home recordings using the Fishman Triple Play and EZ Drummer w/Latin expansion pack(bought from Sweetwater also) We upgraded to 'Live' because we needed the 16 tracks after adding more percussion and keyboards to our arrangements. Running this on a Dell 1720, dualcore 2.0GHz, Win7-64bit, 4GB memory, 64GB Solid State disk with a 250GB 2nd drive. It's, of course, not as 'snappy' as the latest and greatest but we're on a strict budget, we took this laptop out of retirement, and works fine for me. Very satisfied with the product and glad to have an actual disk with the software, not a download. We Fix Flats! likes~!
See also: Recording Software, Ableton, Ableton DAW Software