Ableton Live vs Ableton Suite
Ableton Live and Ableton Suite are different products from Ableton, a German music software company founded in 1999. The company introduced Ableton Live for the first time in 2001 as commercial software that allowed music production and performance. It became a huge success, and today its 8th version, Live 8, is being sold by the company. Ableton Suite is also music software launched by the company that is pretty similar to Ableton Live. Let us take a closer look at Ableton Live and Ableton Suite here.
Ableton Live (Live 8 ) is a digital audio workstation that is the latest in the series by the company. It is software for production and distribution of music that operates on Mac and Windows platforms. It can be used for not only composing and arranging music but also for mixing of tracks and giving live performances by artists. All along, Ableton Live has been not just a loop based performance instrument while being a recording and production software, on the other hand. There are two built in instruments in Live 8 that are Impulse and Simpler. However, Live 8 has the capability of playing additional instruments that can be purchased as add on or one can purchase them separately. Over the years, Live has been enriched with latest features with every new avatar, and Live 8 typically has new exciting features like protection from piracy, collaboration with music on the internet, and the capability to work on Max/MSP platform.
Ableton is a software studio that is currently in its 8th version. It contains all the features that Ableton Live 8 has plus a sound library with 10 Ableton instruments. Collision and tension are absolutely new instruments while sampler, synths, acoustic and electric drums being already there in the arsenal of Ableton. Suite 8 is a more complete package than Live 8 in terms of not just tools but also the sound.
What is the difference between Ableton Live and Ableton Suite?
• Live and Suite is two different music software form the company.
• Suite has more instruments than Live.
• If you do not want extra instruments, Live may be a better option.
• One always upgrade and buy the extra instruments later on.
• Live is software whereas Suite also has loops, plugins and instruments.
• Suite is costlier than Live.