Which version of Ableton Live should I get?

Live 10 comes in three editions: Intro, Standard and Suite. They share common features, but Standard and Suite have additional features, instruments, Packs, and effects.

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Intro

  • 16 audio and MIDI tracks
  • 8 scenes
  • 2 send and return tracks
  • 4 mono audio input channels
  • 4 mono audio output channels
  • Capture

Standard

  • Unlimited Audio and MIDI tracks
  • Unlimited Scenes
  • 12 Send and Return tracks
  • 256 mono audio input channels
  • 256 mono audio output channels
  • Capture
  • Complex warp modes
  • Audio-slicing
  • Audio to MIDI

Suite

  • Unlimited Audio and MIDI tracks
  • Unlimited Scenes
  • 12 Send and Return tracks
  • 256 mono audio input channels
  • 256 mono audio output channels
  • Capture
  • Complex warp modes
  • Audio-slicing
  • Audio to MIDI
  • Max for Live

Features

Intro Standard Suite
1500+ Sounds (5+GB) 1800+ Sounds (10+GB) 5000+ Sounds (70+GB)
4 Software Instruments 5 Software Instruments 13 Software Instruments
21 Audio Effects 34 Audio Effects 41 Audio Effects
8 MIDI Effects 8 MIDI Effects 15 MIDI Effects

System Requirements Mac

  • OS X 10.11.6 or later
  • Intel® Core™2 Duo Processor (Intel® Core™ i5 processor or faster recommended)
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
  • 1280x800 display resolution
  • Core Audio compliant audio interface recommended
  • USB port (USB 2.0 or better) for program installation
  • Access to an internet connection for authorizing Live (for downloading additional content and updating Live, a fast internet connection is recommended)
  • Approximately 3 GB disk space on the system drive for the basic installation (8 GB free disk space recommended)
  • Up to 76 GB disk space for additionally available sound content

System Requirements PC

  • Windows 7 (SP1), Windows 8 or Windows 10 (64-bit)
  • 64-bit Intel® Core™ or AMD multi-core processor (Intel® Core™ processor or faster recommended)
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
  • 1366x768 display resolution
  • ASIO compatible audio hardware for Link support (also recommended for optimal audio performance)
  • USB port (USB 2.0 or better) for program installation
  • Access to an internet connection for authorizing Live (for downloading additional content and updating Live, a fast internet connection is recommended)
  • Approximately 3 GB disk space on the system drive for the basic installation (8 GB free disk space recommended)
  • Up to 76 GB disk space for additionally available sound content

What comes with the download version?

  • A Live 10 installer to download from Your Account
  • A PDF manual included with your installer
  • The same included sounds as the boxed version available for download from Your Packs

What extras come when I buy the box?

  • A USB Stick with your Live 10 installer and included Packs
Josh Bess