Ableton Live 8 features a flexible workflow that allows for maximum creativity and exploration. This application is every bit as good for live performances as it is for recording. Ableton Live 8 has continually kept an eye to the future and an ear towards its users, adding and improving tools and features, expanding plugin and MIDI support, all while fine-tuning the user interface and workflow to make for a truly unique program that is as much an instrument for live performances as it is a tool for audio production.
Ableton Live 8 is perfectly capable of producing rich, complex tracks without the help of additional MIDI hardware. Between its Looper, Drum Rack, real-time mixing and patching and stabilized, Live performance mode, producers, musicians and DJs can produce and perform entirely from the computer or control remotely using external hardware.
All audio production software programs and digital audio workstations require careful, thoughtful, precise use. The same is true of Ableton Live, true, but no program is as capable of producing music in ad hoc, on-the-fly settings as Ableton Live. With drag-and-drop instrument and effect functionality, Random Access Loop Recording, which enables producers to record clips and takes and incorporate them as loops without having to be edited, and other powerful tools and features to develop ideas quickly or to perform them without a hitch. Ableton Live has developed quite a following in the last decade, and with each version upgrade that following has only grown larger.