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General Sequencer from Ableton belonging to the Live 5 series.

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  • poor interface

    Ableton Live 5Published on 04/26/12 at 21:37
    Ableton Live 5 is a software that was given to me to try and I ended up buying it because I loved how easy it was too operate. This was many years back though. Also Ableton provides great customer service and tutorials on how to use Live 5 if you need it. This is a very powerful program and I think a lot of people just don’t know how good it really is. If you are coming from another midi sequencing program this one will look way out of wack to you. It really has its own look (interface) and it will probably confuse you. I had a tough time trying to use plug ins with it, I just couldn’t figure it out at first so I pulled out the manual and figured it out after about 15 minutes of......
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    Ableton Live 5 is a software that was given to me to try and I ended up buying it because I loved how easy it was too operate. This was many years back though. Also Ableton provides great customer service and tutorials on how to use Live 5 if you need it. This is a very powerful program and I think a lot of people just don’t know how good it really is. If you are coming from another midi sequencing program this one will look way out of wack to you. It really has its own look (interface) and it will probably confuse you. I had a tough time trying to use plug ins with it, I just couldn’t figure it out at first so I pulled out the manual and figured it out after about 15 minutes of searching and reading.


    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    It performs great and didn’t crash or get buggy. It will provide a good sound quality but.. No matter what program you use you will probably have to purchase some external stuff like plug ins or other hardware for patches and sounds. Most built in stuff that comes with programs now are really cheesy or have been used a ton of times so you know exactly what sound it is if you hear it in someone else’s songs.


    OVERALL OPINION

    I wouldn’t use this software today because I am so stuck on other programs that I have been using so this one just sits on my laptop and doesn’t get touched. Maybe one day I will open it up and just mess around with it. But I don’t plan on using it any time soon. Maybe the interface is the buzz kill, and that’s the reason im not fond of the software. I like easy and simple interfaces that can be understood quickly, with Live 5 it just doesn’t have an easy interface.
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  • Ableton Live 5Published on 09/01/05 at 01:05
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    Installed without problem on my laptop Medion 2.4 Ghz 512 MB RAM.
    No incompatibilities with MIDIOX, SonicStage, my editors for synthesizers and hard drivers for my sound card indigo I / O and MIDISPORT8X8. I have nothing else in my bike apart an army of free samples mugs on the net ...

    I purchased the download version, no need for manual since I made an upgrade of Live4, I just read the new specs.

    I had CubaseVST5 and CubaseSX's on my pc to try my hand a computer music, but I have not hung programs. It's been only been a year I use Live and I delight to do the zic pc ...

    9 / 10 because Live5 will be much worse than Live6 ... Gave me and ca cum notes as you can not even imagine......
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    Installed without problem on my laptop Medion 2.4 Ghz 512 MB RAM.
    No incompatibilities with MIDIOX, SonicStage, my editors for synthesizers and hard drivers for my sound card indigo I / O and MIDISPORT8X8. I have nothing else in my bike apart an army of free samples mugs on the net ...

    I purchased the download version, no need for manual since I made an upgrade of Live4, I just read the new specs.

    I had CubaseVST5 and CubaseSX's on my pc to try my hand a computer music, but I have not hung programs. It's been only been a year I use Live and I delight to do the zic pc ...

    9 / 10 because Live5 will be much worse than Live6 ... Gave me and ca cum notes as you can not even imagine ...

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    Click click ... this right click ... too good ...

    I love the warp function that automatically hold the loops to the tempo, it is a sick trick that works really well with the style that I compose (electronic zik square well). Before I did not use loops, now I can use the stuff I recorded There's super long and incorporate them into my new.

    In addition it works also with the mp3, if I downloaded it as much because of Live5, swear it's true ...

    I have a lot of hard stuff (MC505, MicroKorg, Elektron's, QM309, Polymorph, 16QAM / 3, MS404, full of effects racks ...) and everything can be synchronized thanks Live5 and 5 Live can be remotely by all synths. So I am very MIDI and now I no longer need the soft MIDIOX all my machines for linking them through the PC. Great happiness that was not also with Live4, MIDI sync and all of these machines is Live5 no delays and lags, I MIDISPORT8X8 interface.

    I like the files are stored in Live5 I had at least two gigabordels Live4 in my HD.

    I feel that the audio engine is much better on Live5, and I speak only of the processing performed by WARP mode.

    I think I'll be able to get into mastering my tracks, the effects are also very friendly and easy to use.

    I do not use VST then freeze function and all the widgets CPU eaters do not concern me, but it seems that there has been the big change with Live5 ...

    9 / 10 because Ableton failed to create the ultimate software alone knows your eyes and play the right tempo warp music you got in your big head artist ...

    OVERALL OPINION

    The concept is always the Live4 present in this new version but has been (tresbeaucoup) improve, it is more productive and paradoxically easier to use because many shortcomings of the previous version have disappeared.

    We can say that the designers have cemented the previous version of Live which still had many needs, y'avait a side that was sorely lacking in pro Live4.

    We can say that the transition was difficult Live4 tracker in the sequencer, and that is the Live5 sequencer Ableton pro.

    I'm not working for Ableton and I still prefer to create on harware, but if y'avait Live5 on Audiofanzine There's been five years, my home studio would be a great Giant screen with controllers everywhere ... 9 / 10 because I was not able Ableton help but ruin stuff in hardware ... but what is he doing all these years ... nan, but sometimes I swear ...
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  • Anonymous

    Ableton Live 5Published on 09/02/05 at 22:53
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Tlcharger fast via adsl with no problem.
    any incompatibility with my stuff.
    Full manuals in French trs.

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    Motherboard ASUS A7V8X-X, AMD Sempron 3000 + (2GHz), 1ghz ram, two hard drives (internal + external), audio interface m-audio audiophile usb.
    the software works perfectly.
    5 live trs has great performances and enough to play in the big leagues.

    OVERALL OPINION

    A little over a month of use and beucoup pieces in the works.
    The +: ergonomics, warp mode, the ease of use, quickly to the Ides of music, sound effects and midi provided, it is visually beautiful trs!
    the -: nothing.
    quality price ratio more than interesting: I bought the last day of......
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    Tlcharger fast via adsl with no problem.
    any incompatibility with my stuff.
    Full manuals in French trs.

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    Motherboard ASUS A7V8X-X, AMD Sempron 3000 + (2GHz), 1ghz ram, two hard drives (internal + external), audio interface m-audio audiophile usb.
    the software works perfectly.
    5 live trs has great performances and enough to play in the big leagues.

    OVERALL OPINION

    A little over a month of use and beucoup pieces in the works.
    The +: ergonomics, warp mode, the ease of use, quickly to the Ides of music, sound effects and midi provided, it is visually beautiful trs!
    the -: nothing.
    quality price ratio more than interesting: I bought the last day of the opration launch live 5 + operator (virtual synth) for 338 euros!
    strong version 6!
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  • Ableton Live 5Published on 11/03/05 at 10:17
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    Perfect

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    Laptop PIV 2.4 ghz 512ram hdd 7200t/mn
    Nickel turns with lots of tracks and effects.
    I use it live, it does not budge.
    However, some problems of recognition for live sets created under 4.
    I also realized with demos that will be online soon.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I want to add my voice to this chorus of praise to thank Ableton. I m'exploque.
    Piano teacher in music school I wanted to live in aquérir license education as possible in Germany for example. Well in France niet! I contacted Ableton and it was gone (50%-cheap though). When sending planted and they sent me the version angnlaise. They then sent me the manual in French + goodies ... Sympa.......
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    Perfect

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    Laptop PIV 2.4 ghz 512ram hdd 7200t/mn
    Nickel turns with lots of tracks and effects.
    I use it live, it does not budge.
    However, some problems of recognition for live sets created under 4.
    I also realized with demos that will be online soon.

    OVERALL OPINION

    I want to add my voice to this chorus of praise to thank Ableton. I m'exploque.
    Piano teacher in music school I wanted to live in aquérir license education as possible in Germany for example. Well in France niet! I contacted Ableton and it was gone (50%-cheap though). When sending planted and they sent me the version angnlaise. They then sent me the manual in French + goodies ... Sympa.
    Since I am in regular contact with them and I can say it's a box with a great mentality is not like ...
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  • Ableton Live 5Published on 12/10/05 at 03:35
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Live 5.0.1 -> a bomb just very very stable!

    Dj is a wonderful program and is easy to use! Notice to the newbie, this program will not make you dive in the 15h boukin And that is worth all the gold in the world!

    In addition, progress is tangible in this version, eg drag / paste is EFIN couraging!

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    Config: Athlon XP 1700 + @ 2000 + (@ 1705 Mhz = 1463 Mhz)
    512 DDR PC2100
    30 GB HDD IBM Desktar 7200 (it comes from a Mac G3 ke I dismount ...)
    Radeon 64MB DDR 8500Le
    SB Live! 5.1 (PADS, not c ... 24 bits of crap anyway!)

    It turns largment ... even with the SB

    Be careful not tested with MIDI sync, but ke I have time, I'll start! a test! ...

    No......
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    Live 5.0.1 -> a bomb just very very stable!

    Dj is a wonderful program and is easy to use! Notice to the newbie, this program will not make you dive in the 15h boukin And that is worth all the gold in the world!

    In addition, progress is tangible in this version, eg drag / paste is EFIN couraging!

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    Config: Athlon XP 1700 + @ 2000 + (@ 1705 Mhz = 1463 Mhz)
    512 DDR PC2100
    30 GB HDD IBM Desktar 7200 (it comes from a Mac G3 ke I dismount ...)
    Radeon 64MB DDR 8500Le
    SB Live! 5.1 (PADS, not c ... 24 bits of crap anyway!)

    It turns largment ... even with the SB

    Be careful not tested with MIDI sync, but ke I have time, I'll start! a test! ...

    No need to niker monaie the door by buying a Mac Powerbook G5 or another ... even if Live is compatible with PC / Mac for that matter! The prog'z trs is stable under XP (a version of premmieres again!)

    OVERALL OPINION

    I use it for a little over a month I believe and I'm really happy (even more of my korg ke! Nah just kidding ...)

    Short test, for lovers of electro styles all confused, or people ki consist of everything, the software is really thinking.

    8 / 10 because I do not ke how to insert effects into the audio track or midi ... compensated with the purchase of a multi-effects worthy of the name in hard!

    @ +!
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  • Ableton Live 5Published on 01/07/06 at 05:15
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    True genius is my life saving in some way I have to spend whole evenings to find an app that allowed me to launch sound effects and impact from the key on the keyboard avai I need to play a théatreet I came across the demo and I have ended up buying it I could not résister.Il remains for me that to exploit the remaining 90% of soft lol.

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    He knew perfectly adapted to the use of which I need to avai therefore remains to be seen in the theater for the next show so young it will overcome the

    OVERALL OPINION

    Really a bomb and a wide operating environment can demonstrate my témoignage.J 'm very happy with my investment and thanks to him the technique of the......
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    True genius is my life saving in some way I have to spend whole evenings to find an app that allowed me to launch sound effects and impact from the key on the keyboard avai I need to play a théatreet I came across the demo and I have ended up buying it I could not résister.Il remains for me that to exploit the remaining 90% of soft lol.

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    He knew perfectly adapted to the use of which I need to avai therefore remains to be seen in the theater for the next show so young it will overcome the

    OVERALL OPINION

    Really a bomb and a wide operating environment can demonstrate my témoignage.J 'm very happy with my investment and thanks to him the technique of the theater was congratulated by the theatrical group that wasn' not happened for 20 years.
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  • Ableton Live 5Published on 02/14/06 at 04:25
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    > Installation nickel: selection of plug-in directories and so on. 15 min and for Life!

    > No incompatibility with my setup: soundcard recognized MIDI devices as well.

    > The choice of latency and global options and simple, the (h ² 0) activation is carefree with the key provided by Ableton. ° °

    > I have not read the manual, but I took an afternoon to all the lessons offered, which allowed me to immediately understand the logic of the log: + + boring, but useful

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    SETUP:
    MSI 270 Laptop
    Proc 1.8 Ghz
    1024 RAM
    HDD 80 GB 7200T / m
    Sound Card Motherboard = (ASIO not supported!)

    Good stability (some cracking when too many plug-ins running Ableton......
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    > Installation nickel: selection of plug-in directories and so on. 15 min and for Life!

    > No incompatibility with my setup: soundcard recognized MIDI devices as well.

    > The choice of latency and global options and simple, the (h ² 0) activation is carefree with the key provided by Ableton. ° °

    > I have not read the manual, but I took an afternoon to all the lessons offered, which allowed me to immediately understand the logic of the log: + + boring, but useful

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    SETUP:
    MSI 270 Laptop
    Proc 1.8 Ghz
    1024 RAM
    HDD 80 GB 7200T / m
    Sound Card Motherboard = (ASIO not supported!)

    Good stability (some cracking when too many plug-ins running Ableton but intelligently manages the situation through a temporary file retrieval)

    6 lines with well-laden MIDI VST (ie 6 lines Kontakt II) it turns to the limit;)

    > Operation proportional to the config: more RAM you got, the less it oar;)

    OVERALL OPINION

    > I use it for 3 months now and it's really a very good log

    > The interface is clear, I like the management as a result of effects added to a track like this at least we understand routing.

    > I tried to start Reason and Cubase and Sonar and Fruity Loops and Ableton log I found that I like:
    it is clear, do you know where to play on a particular point (which is in Cubase to enlightenment), and it rocks creativity;]

    > I highly recommend THIS LOG FOR BEGINNERS.
    Thanks to him, I understood almost everything in the process of composing a song, How does the South, the programming of the pots to control the VSTi, mastering, in short I understood the whole of the critical points in the composition of modern .

    And now, I gently put to Logic and Cubase and I finally understand routing, bus, and how to adapt these "big" log in my own way of dealing: it is essential I think.
    But we must admit that the clarity of the Ableton Live interface greatly benefit from his concurrents.Bref is the log that opens up everything else sequencers masters. Huge for the training and understanding of computer music.
    > For me it is the sequencer of the future. Not too CPU-intensive, excellent management VSTi (RAM control screen CHANNELS associated with the plug-in on which one can make MIDI mapping, it greatly facilitates automation, which is accessible from a simple click), good sound reproduction when exporting.
    > As for the live, I do not use this feature ... but my method of composition is very intuitive, is that why Live sûrment suits me very well in my creative process.

    > That it's all good must go, and strongly on 6, with a mapping can be full VSTi (but that also depends on good VSTi then it's a little mess) to avoid the complicated programming of the CC, mastering presets pro, but it's really good on the voice!
    Keep Living!
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  • Ableton Live 5Published on 03/11/06 at 04:08
    (This content has been automatically translated from French)
    Nickel is a word c

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    Pentium4 3.2GHz
    1024M DDR2 RAM
    Intel i915P/i915G
    probe cards m audio quattro

    OVERALL OPINION

    Uses live depuit the release of version 2
    I AIM the simplicity of this software, it evolves at the same time as my level of Fast Fashion.
    it is baut, color c is visually pleasant.
    j would MIO aditional functions more as an edition of specifying expected paramaitres mode drawing, posibilit to have paramaitre curve near sinusoidal model rule and others.
    the lack of modularity of the table of the master mix for zero.
    and c is the worst of the many bugs, vertion changing too fast, every year you have to follow.
    the price is not......
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    Nickel is a word c

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    Pentium4 3.2GHz
    1024M DDR2 RAM
    Intel i915P/i915G
    probe cards m audio quattro

    OVERALL OPINION

    Uses live depuit the release of version 2
    I AIM the simplicity of this software, it evolves at the same time as my level of Fast Fashion.
    it is baut, color c is visually pleasant.
    j would MIO aditional functions more as an edition of specifying expected paramaitres mode drawing, posibilit to have paramaitre curve near sinusoidal model rule and others.
    the lack of modularity of the table of the master mix for zero.
    and c is the worst of the many bugs, vertion changing too fast, every year you have to follow.
    the price is not justified TElement I find it too can benefit from a success.
    Pance I pass by another sequencer can tipe logic or cubase.

    this software is really short dedicate to live on this point nothing to say, it will be suitable for beginners who are efraill by programs like Cubase too heavy and more ...
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  • Ableton Live 5Published on 09/03/06 at 07:40
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    Problem-free installation -
    No side-met
    generally very simple config-

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    P Dual 3.2GHz
    2 GB RAM
    Sound Card E-MU 1212 M

    The software has major problems with performance, it becomes unstable from a small number of effects on each track. FREEZE function is very effective in preventing eat too much of cpu but no longer to slightly edit the tracks (live 6. can do it!)

    OVERALL OPINION

    I used the one for the past year.

    What I like most is the faciliité of track editing, effects. All effects are interesting from a compressor and put limiteurqui are ineffective.

    This software is the best in terms of audio editing, effects setting.

    Recognition of......
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    Problem-free installation -
    No side-met
    generally very simple config-

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    P Dual 3.2GHz
    2 GB RAM
    Sound Card E-MU 1212 M

    The software has major problems with performance, it becomes unstable from a small number of effects on each track. FREEZE function is very effective in preventing eat too much of cpu but no longer to slightly edit the tracks (live 6. can do it!)

    OVERALL OPINION

    I used the one for the past year.

    What I like most is the faciliité of track editing, effects. All effects are interesting from a compressor and put limiteurqui are ineffective.

    This software is the best in terms of audio editing, effects setting.

    Recognition of the tempo of recorded tracks can give a big boost for the beginner!

    The software interface is very attractive and possesses a neat appearance.

    quality / price ratio extremely inadequate, however,> 500 € (call me Bill Gates!)
    Nothing beats a good version in h20! ;)

    Hope for the future that is better optimized live6, with built-in effects and more "professional".

    It should be released software for mastering special annex on live
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  • Ableton Live 5Published on 09/08/06 at 13:09
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    No problem for installation, use of resources can
    No problems of compatibility
    Clear and comprehensive manual

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    Athlon XP 2400 + 1GB RAM Sound card Terratec Phase 22
    No problem with this configuration

    OVERALL OPINION

    3 months
    Only FL Studio
    It's an exellent software computer music very powerful, I highly recommend
    Yes I would do this choice.

    I noticed that there were no French-speaking community around LIVE but I found a forum that remains to be tapped: http://abletonliveforum.free.fr ...
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    No problem for installation, use of resources can
    No problems of compatibility
    Clear and comprehensive manual

    SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

    Athlon XP 2400 + 1GB RAM Sound card Terratec Phase 22
    No problem with this configuration

    OVERALL OPINION

    3 months
    Only FL Studio
    It's an exellent software computer music very powerful, I highly recommend
    Yes I would do this choice.

    I noticed that there were no French-speaking community around LIVE but I found a forum that remains to be tapped: http://abletonliveforum.free.fr
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