Ableton Live 9

Ableton Live 9

Ableton Live 9 review: 34 facts and highlights

Ableton Live 9

Why is Ableton Live 9 better than the average?


It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.
It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.
The DJ software can be controlled by multiple simultaneous MIDI controllers.
It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.


1.Has a reverb effect
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Reverb occurs naturally when a sound is created in an enclosed space, and reflects from the walls. This effect can be created digitally, and is most noticeable when a sound cuts out suddenly and then continues to echo, slowly getting quieter.
2.Has a delay/echo effect
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The delay/echo sound effect will let you hear your sound rebounded back at you. It’s simply the same sound, repeated again and again.
3.Has a brake effect
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You can create a brake effect similar to real vinyl, where the song slows down and sounds distorted.
4.Has a flanger effect
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Flanging is a type of phasing where two signals are introduced milliseconds apart, and then the two signals are mixed together. The delay time is varied, creating a whooshing or jet plane like effect.
5.Has scratch effect
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This feature gives you the ability to create the classic DJ effect of scratching a vinyl record while playing.
6.Has loops
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The DJ software lets you repeat certain effects or parts of a song as much as you want. It started with CDJ players, where there was a “loop in” and “loop out” pair of buttons. You had to time precisely when you hit the buttons to get the perfect loop.
7.Has pitch shifting
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Also known as pitch bend, pitch shifting allows you to change the pitch of the music.
8.Has a gate effect
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A gate is similar to a compressor. However, rather than attenuating signals above a certain value, it attenuates weak signals. This can be used, for instance, to reduce unwanted background noise.
9.has a graphic waveform
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The software features a graph that will illustrate the vibration/wave of the track that is currently playing.

Audio processing

1.Has automatic crossfade
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This feature gives you the ability to switch from one song to the next by lowering the volume of one song and increasing volume of the other.
2.Has quantization
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The Dj software enables you to snap loops or effects to a certain time in the song. This can automatically be set per bar or per beat.
3.Has cue points
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The software allows you to designate a point in the current song where you want the next song or sound effect to start.
4.Has time stretching
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Time stretching is the process of changing the speed or duration of an audio signal without affecting its pitch.
5.Has reverse play
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The DJ software can play songs in reverse mode. When activated the track starts going backwards.
The DJ program can automatically adjust the gain volume of two songs so they can better match so that the sound is more agreeable to the listener.
The total number of DJ decks that can be used in the software (usually the number of decks that a single DJ can control while mixing is 4).

File types

1.Supports MP3 files
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The DJ software supports MP3 audio format. MP3 is the most widespread of the lossy formats. (MP3s at 320kbps are generally accepted as pretty indistinguishable from CD sound quality).
2.Supports WAVE files
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The DJ software supports WAVE (.wav) lossless audio format. These files don’t usually have any room for metadata.
3.Supports FLAC
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The DJ software supports FLAC audio format (lossless format). FLAC files are compressed, usually to about half the size of the equivalent WAV.


This feature will find beats in the music so you can assign them to certain sound, effects and songs. Usually a visible grid appears over the track spectrum.
The DJ software is compatible with most external MIDI and HID controllers.
3.Has a low pass filter
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A low pass filter reduces high frequencies and can be used to create a powerful bass - for example in drum and bass music.
4.Has a high pass filter
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A high pass filter reduces bass frequencies. This is common in dance music to create a “dropping the bass” sensation when the bass returns.
The DJ software lets you create and save playlists with all your favorite tracks. Playlists can be saved, modified and played over and over.
The DJ software supports external vinyl turntables.
The DJ software allows you to broadcast your mix/live set live on the web. Usually external specific hardware is required.

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