For a limited time, you can download Ableton Live 10 Lite for free and get to know the fascinating world of pattern-based music production.
If you start to produce music, there is a wealth of digital audio workshops (DAWs). You only recognize which one is the right one after you have worked with one for a long time. A good starting point is versions that offer fewer features and are free or cost less. For example. Ableton Live 10 Lite is a lightweight version of the pattern-based music software Live 10 which is often bundled with hardware products.
However, you can save yourself this purchase. The music production platform Splice is giving away Ableton Live 10 Lite for free until the end of the year. Plus you can save money on a possible upgrade, 100€ on the Live 10 Suite.
What Is Ableton Live 10 Lite?
Live 10 Lite is a stripped-down version of AL10. It has all of Live’s intuitive features and workflows for recording audio and improvising with ideas. And all the instruments, sounds, and effects you need are there to start songs, shape your sound and finish off your music. Since many of today’s powerful iOS music apps have the Ableton Live export function, you can take mobile sketches in the app and finish it inside Live Lite. Or change your idea’s MIDI parts, slice up the audio, and remix and reinvent your track in any way you want.
There are limitations: AB10L is limited to 8 audio & midi tracks, 8 scenes, 2 send & return tracks, 8 mono audio input, and 8 mono audio output channels. Tracks can also be exported in the Lite version as well in .wav and mp3 format simultaneously. There are also instruments and effects, but significantly fewer than in the standard and suite versions:
- instruments: Drum Rack, Impulse, Simpler & Instrument Rack
- effects: auto filter, beat repeat, chorus, compressor, EQ Three, erosion, redux, reverb, simple delay, tuner, utility & audio effect rack
- MIDI effects: arpeggiator, chord, note length, pitch, random, scale, velocity, MIDI effect rack
Ableton Live 10 Lite is available for free on Splice until December 31st, 2020.
More information: Splice (partner link)
So good to know that there is an alternative that works on not surveillance-capitalistic free Linux operating systems, which is also much better for music than OSX or Windows. Good that at least me is mentioning this alterntive: Bitwig.