Notes: Live is fast, fluid and flexible software for music creation and performance. It comes with effects, instruments, sounds and all kinds of creative features-everything you need to make any kind of music. … Read more
Create in a traditional linear arrangement, or improvise without the constraints of a timeline in Live's Session View. Move freely between musical elements and play with ideas, without stopping the music and without breaking your flow.
Sketch, tweak and experiment:
In Live's Session View you can freely mix and match musical ideas without the constraints of a timeline. Getting ideas down is lightning fast, and it's the ideal place for improvisation. You can play MIDI and audio loops of different lengths in any combination, without ever stopping the music.
Get into the details:
The Arrangement View is where you can organize music along a timeline. Put musical parts in place and build sections of your song. Get into the details without losing sight of your musical goals-whether you're developing an initial idea or arranging a full track. Or you can record everything you do in the Session View into the Arrangement to improvise your way to a finished song.
Get your ideas into Live:
Whatever shape inspiration takes, Live gives you the means to seize it. Record hardware synths, software plugins, drum machines, guitars or any audio from the real world. You can now Capture MIDI notes after you've played them, turning your most spontaneous ideas (and accidents) into music. And there's Live's audio-to-MIDI features, which let you turn drum breaks, and melody or harmony parts into MIDI patterns that you can edit and reuse with your own sounds.
Use any sounds, at any tempo:
One of the things that makes creating with Live so fluid is the ability to change the tempo and timing of any audio, in real-time, without stopping the music. We call this warping. Use warping to mix and match loops from a variety of tempos, fix timing errors in recorded performances, or radically reshape any audio into new sound design directions.
Build your sound with Live's instruments:
Live's native devices are the foundation of sound design in Live, including wavetable, FM and physical modelling synthesis. Flexible synthesis architectures with intuitive interfaces make deep programming more accessible. And you get more out of your samples with Live's pair of sampling instruments, thanks to built-in slicing and warping capabilities, multi-sampled playback and much more.
Effects for shaping ideas, designing sounds and finishing music:
Live comes with the devices you need for sparking ideas and shaping your sound. Use Live's MIDI effects for creative manipulation of your compositions. Or use Live's audio effects to get the sound you're looking for: clean up your mix with precision tools, or make a creative mess with analog-modelled noise, distortion and saturation.
Connect, extend and customize:
Live is software without limits. Although it comes with everything you need out of the box, you can adapt it to suit your own unique needs and extend it to the world around you. From add-on Packs to your own custom devices via Max, Live can be tweaked to do almost anything you can imagine.
Perform with Live:
Live provides the perfect environment for on-stage improvisation and hands-on play with your music. You can adapt and customize the way Live works to fit your performance, not the other way around.
The hub for your performance:
Use Live to pull your show together. Control external hardware, integrate outboard effects or mixing desks. Improvise on your own, resample sounds in real-time, or process audio played by others. If you're playing with multiple music applications, our technology Link can keep multiple devices in perfect time over the same network.
What's new in Live 10:
Create bolder sounds with Live's new devices. Stay in the flow with a multitude of workflow improvements. Do even more away from the computer with Push. Build your sound with a curated library. And get the unlimited potential of Max for Live, seamlessly built in.
Create with new devices:
Meet Wavetable, Echo, Drum Buss and Pedal: new devices that mean colourful new sounds are possible with Live's instruments and effects.
Stay in the flow:
You'll find improvements to Live that help you stay in the flow at every stage of your creative process, whether you're getting ideas down, organizing your setup or editing the details of your music.
Do even more from Push:
Live 10 brings new functionality and new high-res visualizations to Push. Now you'll spend even less time with the computer-whether you're composing ideas, editing MIDI or shaping and mixing sounds.