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Ableton Live 7

Live 7, General Sequencer from Ableton in the Live 7 series.

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All user reviews of 5/5 for the Ableton Live 7

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Average Score:4.2( 4.2/5 based on 14 reviews )
 9 reviews64 %
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Audience: Advanced users Value For Money : Excellent
songboy11/07/2009

songboy's review

Ableton Live 7
Ableton 7 works flawlessly with my Macbook and Presonus firebox setup. 
As for the Manual, I looked through it a few times and found some answers here and there, but I only used it to find answers to questions I knew.  I got some video tutorials online that showed me things in Ableton I might have never known from just fingering thru the Manual.  So over all, I would say its clear, but not really sufficient. 
The general configuration and setup is a little daunting at first.  This is my first installment of Ableton and at first, I didn't have a clue what to do.  The session view was such a new concept for me, but, after plugging around for an hour (before I looked in the manual) I was able to grasp the basic concepts.  So I would say, alone, its not simple if you have never used any ableton's before, but if you poke around for a little bit you will get a good general idea of what to do.  Throw in a tutorial or two and you mind is going to blow!!!  Once I got used to the interface, yes, most all the functions are very accessible.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

Yes, it works very good with my Macbook.  No problems.  
I have not had any stability issues with the program yet.  All updates have worked well too. 
Performance??  This thing is effing amazing.  I bought an Boss RC 50 unit 2-3 years ago to get the 1 man band thing going.  It functioned fairly well but had some serious limitations.  Ableton 7 has put my RC 50 to shame, and what I have read about 8 with the looper built in, well, I can't wait.  If you are looking to do the same, this is the software for you.  11 out of 10!!!
I have been using this program for about two months now.

OVERALL OPINION

What I like most is the great time stretching ability.  I don't know any hardware/software that is better than Ableton at doing this.  There are a lot more things I love, but I could go on forever.  What I don't like, well, I wish there was an option to setup midi control buttons to operate whatever track is highlighted.  Instead, you have to assign each button to one track, ends up using a lot of buttons.
I got ableton with an artist discount and paid around $250, which was an amazing deal. 
The sound quality sounds great, even when I set the samples way low (for latency issues).  Very happy with the sound.
Ableton 7 was the first I have used and as far as I know, there is no other program that does what Ableton does.
I would make the same choice in a heart beat.  This is essential to any electronic musician or even regular musician who wants an amazing tool to be a one man band.
Marshall9210/30/2008

Marshall92's review

Ableton Live 7
Abelton Live 7 is amazing. Pretty much the only thing you can say. I love it so much; it makes creating music so much easier thanks to the session view. You can record as many pieces as you want and then play them all together or take parts out, creating things you wouldn’t have ever thought of. With Abelton Live you never lose a musical idea, that’s my favorite part about it. Unlike other major digital audio workstation’s which are super complex to use, so complex that you just end up wasting all your time figuring out how to work the program, Live is super easy, yet super effective. The simple drag and drop approach to put plugins in your tracks makes creating music such a breeze. If you have ever worked with a 4 or 8 track cassette recorder, and you try Live 7, you will feel right at home

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

I am using a basic home computer form Dell that cost around $700 and it works perfectly.

OVERALL OPINION

I have been using Live 7 for only 2 months, however i have used some form of Live for about a year. My favorite part about Live 7 is how easy it is to make music. It has opened up my creativity so much. I had tried demos of other softwares and found Live 7 to be the best fit for me. I think for the price, Live 7 is unbeatable and if you have the cash, buy it. You will never want to get rid of it, ever.
01/28/2009

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ableton Live 7
ABSOLUTELY NO PROBLEM WITH MAC. THE GOOD !!!! TRS

ADQUATION / PERFORMANCE

WITH MAC DUNE STABILITY THIS SOFTWARE IS DANGEROUS.
IF THAT IS ON BADGER MAL QUIL learn MATERIAL WILL BE USED HER BECAUSE CEST PROGRAM FOR PROS AND CRITERIA BY A PRO. AMATEURS abstain BECAUSE THE SOFTWARE IS POWERFUL extremely.
CEST LEVEL LOGIC AND MRS PRO TOOLS IN SOME AREAS. WE CAN PRODUCE ONLY USING LIVE CD 7. dailleurs, MUCH FOR MASTERING STUDIOS LUTILISENT. THUS A reference CEST.
SYNC MIDI / AUDIO IS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT AND INTERFACE WITH maudio, CEST NIRVANA.

NOTICE GLOBAL

JOperation LIVE FROM THE VERSION ....... ?????? I DO NOT KNOW MORE BUT LONG.
CEST A MUST AND MORE, IT WORKS WELL WITH extremely LOGIC.
A MUST REALLY A SEQUENCER FALL BY LAND SO IT IS EASY TO USE.
A MUST, AND A MUST MUST !!!!!!!!!!
NOTES OF 20/10. NEST IT REALLY CHEAP FOR POWER SUPPLY QUIL.
01/18/2009

Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ableton Live 7
- Installation is it without problem?
Without any problem.
- Have you experienced any incompatibility?
To date, no incompatibility.
- The configuration gnrale is easy?
I work on Cubase SX and Reason for 5 years. The minutes of a Premire have your Live trs destabilizing but with leons no problem.
- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
Nothing to say ...

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

- What is the configuration of your computer? (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Disk / sound card ..)
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000 + / 3GB ram / 500 GB HD 7200/Audiophile USB / M-Audio KeyRig 25
- The software works he correctly on this configuration?
It not move a muscle ...
- What performance? (If quantifiable)
- This software + hardware configuration is stable?
Stability and speed ... That happiness.

OVERALL OPINION

- How long have you use it?
At o j'cris notice, 48 hours.
- What is the particular feature you like best and least?
Most. The intuitiva offered by this software.
The least. CPU-intensive.
- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
Cubase SX3 & SL3 / 3 Nuendo / Reason 4.0 / Samplitude ...
- How do you report qualitprix?
Excellent ...
- With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...
Yes, Live is a good soft trs. It immerses you in MRIT really ...
tomdes12/21/2008

tomdes's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ableton Live 7
-No installation problem
-In terms of imcompatibilité, no sysex !!!!! tttres bad for the hard sync.
-The general configuration is very intuitive, the asset grtos live.
-For the manual, same as the version above, the explanation of everywhere, tutorials ...

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

-My machine is a PC powerful enough in 2008, core 2 duo, 2ghz of ram.
-The software works well on it.
The software is, little greedy in resources, but in my opinion more than the previous version.
-Attention is the opinion below! We all know that the PC configuration is less stable than the config mac. Especially when you have internet. So my pc is not connected to the internet and I see very few bugs. Beware of freeware and software cracked, too. This is the day and night with my old configs which had internet. And on my mac powerbook to live is even more stable.
In terms of sav, I blocked my live because I reinstalled the Avaya too, and the next day I received an email from ableton.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 3 months.
The special-I love the most: the ease of production! I love started working in loop mode, put my ideas, then switch to the sequencer. The big big plus of this version is the sidechain of the compressor. One little metttre on any tracks you want, simply select the source.
-The product is more expensive! value for money is correct, but it is not an audio editor.
Yes, I would do this choice !!!!!! I would do the update ... 8,9,10
msieur11/12/2008

msieur's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ableton Live 7
Installation or worry, she does not pray

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

Amd athlon dual core 2024 ddr2 ram ide hd, its 440 emu
stable, correct. no worries

OVERALL OPINION

was a moment I did toy with the demo version, for comparison, I am using orion fruityloopet platiinium, I put a little cot to the sampling of music maker, in short, frankly I find ableton live much more powerful than orion platinum and fruityloops, the effects are included vraioment penss well, those supplied with fruityloops and orion platinum seem to be a cot toys that appeals to me is the fact enormment as Covert 1 loop slices twelve o'clock one-click in the sampler and work with the same effects of sampler has really works, it's not justeune Emitai effects available on the market and converting thus donns noon, following the loop tempo without altration. Ableton Live software is the most fun I used jsuqu 'present, fruityloops a cot is a MRDE frankly I will pay Suil.
eme06/05/2008

eme's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ableton Live 7
- Installation is it without problem?
No problem in under 5 minutes ..
- Have you experienced any incompatibility?
No up ... Submitted
- The configuration gnrale is easy?
yes, trs ...
- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
I did not read, no need ...

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

- What is the configuration of your computer? (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Disk / sound card ..)
Fujitsu Siemens laptop with Windows XP SP2
Intel Core 2 Duo 1.66 GHz
2 Giga of ram
Sound Card Echo Audiofire 4
- The software works he correctly on this configuration?
I have not had time to test too, but in principle yes.
- What performance? (If quantifiable)
Latency varies with the memory buffer, 148 ms 8 ms.
- This software + hardware configuration is stable?
Yes, some small bugs with few plug dplorer but otherwise it works pretty well.

OVERALL OPINION

- How long have you use it?
for 15 days, knowing qu'auparavent I worked for a long time on live 6.
- What is the particular feature you like best and least?
Plus: is ergonomics, the interface is beautiful is very well screwed, everything is very easy accessible we really any port in a hand click the insersion of plugs can be simple (a bibliotque simple slip of the track)
And in addition to being a great squenceur to prod it's also a great tool for mixing and live performances.
The least: the management of the video.
- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
Yes, I have worked on long before you know Live Cubase, Cubase a fairly standard interface for a squenceur manipulations but requires heavier and more bugs as well as live.
- How do you report qualitprix?
Excellent, and CHRE least much better than most other squenceurs
- With the exprience, you do again this choice? ...
Yes, without hesitation and I advise everyone to drop their Cubase, Nuendo, Logic and other for so squenceur.
Protools one could make me change my mind.
mattmarti05/19/2008

mattmarti's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ableton Live 7
- The installation is done it without problems?
Yes no problem!
- Have you experienced any incompatibilities?
no!
- The general configuration is easy?
super simple (ablton what ...)
- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
in French only ask for more?

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

- What is the configuration of your computer? (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Disk / sound card ..)
Motherboard: Asus 775Dual-VSTA
Proc: Intel Pentium D dual core 3.4 GHz
Ram: 2 Ghz (kingston)
ATA hard drive: 400 MB sageate 7200 t
Sound Card: EMU 1212 M

- The software works he correctly on this configuration?
It works great!

- What performance? (If quantifiable)
bah I can see 5 or 10% max when I load my synth or other ...

- This software + hardware is stable?
it is super stable with ever worry!

OVERALL OPINION

- How long have you use it?
Version 7 has not lontemps if not since I was 6 years old I believe a

- What is so special that you like most and least?
Plus: Production / mix
Cons: load the VST can be ... and again ...

- Have you tried many other models before buying it?
FL Studio that's it

- How would you rate the quality / price?
expensive but good quality is there!

- With experience, you do again this choice? ...
Orii! best log production in my course!
captainlofi03/28/2008

captainlofi's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Ableton Live 7
Easy installation, very clear manual and lessons in French, there really was not complaining.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

Pc intel 3.2 gig 1.5 gig of ram 2 hard drives.
ca train very quickly that there is some good plug-ins, a quad core would not be the luxury ...

Rectif of 28/03/08: Actually I had an overheating problem due to the CPU fan completely blocked. Now I peus run between 20 and 25 high quality plugins (Arturia style, waves ...).

OVERALL OPINION

Great ergonomics, superb sound (Of course, if you do not remove the algorithm of time stretch the sound will be a ch ** r).
I tried cubase and logic, for me the choice is quickly made, the sound is good but the interface is much better live with.

This app is a blessing to many people. It can serve as main sequencer without any problem.