Ableton Live

Version11(as of 11/3/2022)
PlatformsWindows, Mac
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Main Features

  • Allows you to perform, record, mix, arrange, and compose music
  • Packaged with a variety of instruments, loops, and sounds
  • Enables nondestructive editing with unlimited undos
  • Supports plug-ins for additional functionality

Software Overview

Screenshot of Ableton Live 11
Screenshot of Ableton Live 11

Ableton Live is a DAW used to create, produce, and play music. The workstation includes many instruments, sounds, loops, and kits that assist you in creating any kind of music your heart desires.

Live is designed for live performances, as well as recording, composing, and mixing music. It is available in three different editions: Intro, Standard, and Suite. The three editions are similar, but Standard and Suite come with additional instruments, effects, packs, and other features.

Along with its library of instruments and effects, Ableton Live enables nondestructive editing and unlimited undos, allowing you to endlessly tweak your music to perfection. The workstation supports dual monitors, enabling you to view a session and arrangement at the same time. If you aren’t satisfied with the instruments and effects provided, the suite also allows you to add plug-ins, such as a sampler or amp, to provide extended functionality.


The Ableton Live suite of tools is most often used by DJs and musicians to perform live music, but can also be used for mixing, arranging, and recording music. It comes at a steep price but is worth it if you looking for a professional DAW.

Primary File Type

als icon.ALSAbleton Live Set File

Supported File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.ALSAbleton Live Set File
.ADGAbleton Device Group
.ADVAbleton Device Preset File
.AGRAbleton Groove File
.ALCAbleton Live Clip File
.ALPAbleton Live Pack File
.ASDAbleton Live Sample Analysis
.ASKAbleton Live Skin
.AUZAbleton Authorization File

Additional Related File Types

ExtensionFile Type
.AMXDAbleton Max Patch File
.FXBFX Bank File
.FXPFX Preset
Updated 11/3/2022