We make Live, Push and Link — unique software and hardware for music creation and performance. With these products, our community of users creates amazing things. Ableton was founded in 1999 and released the first version of Live in 2001. Our products are used by a community of dedicated musicians, sound designers, and artists from across the world.
Making music isn't easy. It takes time, effort, and learning. But when you're in the flow, it's incredibly rewarding.
We feel the same way about making Ableton products. The driving force behind Ableton is our passion for what we make, and the people we make it for.
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.
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.
Max For Live puts the vast creative potential of the Max development environment directly inside of Live. It powers a range of instruments and devices in Live Suite. And for those who want to go further, it lets you customize devices, create your own from scratch, and explore another world of devices produced by the Max For Live community.