Using Ableton Exclusively

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Using Ableton Exclusively

Post by hussey » Sun Dec 19, 2010 1:59 pm

I was curious to know is anyone using Ableton exclusively in their setups i.e. Ableton on its own. I recently picked up the suite version and it appears that alot can be achieved.

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Re: Using Ableton Exclusively

Post by luddy » Sun Dec 19, 2010 3:30 pm

I use Live Suite and a handful of 3d party plug-ins exclusively. I do everything from writing to arranging, mixing, live performance, etc. using it.


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Re: Using Ableton Exclusively

Post by LLR » Sun Dec 19, 2010 3:43 pm

I use Live exclusively as well. I recently got the Izotope Mastering Plugin and I am good to go from start to finish on projects. Now if it only had a built-in MP3 Converter.

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Re: Using Ableton Exclusively

Post by Tarekith » Sun Dec 19, 2010 4:15 pm

I don;t all of the time, but I've written many songs using nothing but Live.
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Re: Using Ableton Exclusively

Post by ollyb303 » Sun Dec 19, 2010 4:40 pm

I own about 5 or 6 choice plugins, but other than that, it's mostly all Live for me...

I do own other gear but I use live almost exclusively
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Re: Using Ableton Exclusively

Post by friend_kami » Sun Dec 19, 2010 4:41 pm

im 100% live, no plugins or anything.

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Re: Using Ableton Exclusively

Post by leedsquietman » Sun Dec 19, 2010 9:44 pm

I sometimes do whole projects using Live, and sometimes using mostly Live's FX (I have L7 Suite) but it is not typical behaviour for me.

Using just Live and it's inbuilt plugins is a bit too restrictive for certain projects both in functionality and plugin quality, so I often finish in a different DAW.

Not dissing Live though - exceptional software for composing and arranging and for live performance and having fun jamming to grooves etc, it just lacks a bit of a polish in some areas, but areas which can give extra quality and save time on some productions. Lack of bezier curves (and audio editing in general), sysex, multichannel audio and pitch correction being some obvious examples. If you work with a lot of vocalists and instrumentalists, take handling/comping is also a weakness. If on the other hand you use mainly virtual instruments and loops/samples as many electronic DJ orientated types do, you don't miss some of those advanced features.

We'll see what Live 9 brings to the table soon enough though - this could raise the stakes again if they get it right ! Live 7.0.18 SUITE, Cubase 5.5.2], Soundforge 9, Dell XPS M1530, 2.2 Ghz C2D, 4GB, Vista Ult SP2, legit plugins a plenty, Alesis IO14.

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Re: Using Ableton Exclusively

Post by smaucher » Sun Dec 19, 2010 11:05 pm

Live 8 Suite and some plugins (GR4 - much better than AMP, Ozone 4 and 2caudio Breeze reverb plus some others). the only thing I do 'outside' is mastering, which takes place in Wavelab Elements.
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Re: Using Ableton Exclusively

Post by 0fps » Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:40 am

me 2

Live Suite a couple of AUs and 2 pieces of hardware.
The less the best.
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Re: Using Ableton Exclusively

Post by analogcabin » Mon Dec 20, 2010 6:34 am

Ya..... Live with Bias Peak (or Audiofile Wave Editor) for final mixes. I love iZotope Ozone as well.

But Live 8 is by far my favorite DAW. So very many great time saving features.

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Re: Using Ableton Exclusively

Post by ChrisMack99 » Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:28 pm

Right now all I have is Live...I'm very new to this. I plan on getting a few VSTs and such, but sticking with Live as my main/only DAW.

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