Ableton Live 9
Ableton Live 9
Top 14%220 points
Top 14%
Key features and highlights

Ableton Live 9: 34 facts and highlights

1. Has automatic crossfade

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.
Ableton Live 9
65% have it

2. Has a reverb effect

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.
Ableton Live 9
43% have it

3. Is compatible with Mac OS X

It is compatible with Mac OS X devices such as MacBooks and iMacs.
Ableton Live 9
78% have it

4. Is compatible with Windows

It is compatible with PCs and laptops running the Windows operating system.
Ableton Live 9
95% have it

5. Has a gate effect

A gate is similar to a compressor. However, rather than attenuating signals which are above a certain value, it attenuates weak signals. This can be used eg. to reduce unwanted background noise.
Ableton Live 9
11% have it

6. Has cue points

The software allows you to designate a point in the current song where you want the next song or sound effect to start.
Ableton Live 9
73% have it

7. Compatible with more MIDI controllers

The DJ software can be controlled by multiple simultaneous MIDI controllers.
Ableton Live 9
16% have it

8. Supports MP3 files

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).
Ableton Live 9
89% have it

9. Supports WAVE files

The DJ software supports WAVE (.wav) lossless audio format. These files don’t usually have any room for metadata.
Ableton Live 9
81% have it

10. Has time stretching

Time stretching is the process of changing the speed or duration of an audio signal without affecting its pitch.
Ableton Live 9
38% have it

11. Has a ping pong delay

Ping Pong delay is one of the most used effects in electronic music. It creates a wide stereo effect, bouncing from left to right. It can be really dramatic and is often used to build up momentum with things like drum crash sounds.
Ableton Live 9
11% have it

12. Has beat gridding feature

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.
Ableton Live 9
41% have it

13. Has a brake effect

You can create a brake effect similar to real vinyl, where the song slows down and sounds distorted.
Ableton Live 9
38% have it

14. Can mix videos

The software allows you to mix some types of video file, in order to create a visual as well as a musical performance.
Ableton Live 9
30% have it

15. Supports MIDI and HID controllers

The DJ software is compatible with most external MIDI and HID controllers.
Ableton Live 9
65% have it

16. Has pitch shifting

Also known as pitch bend, pitch shifting allows you to change the pitch of the music.
Ableton Live 9
70% have it

17. Has loops

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.
Ableton Live 9
86% have it

18. Has reverse play

The DJ software can play songs in reverse mode. When activated the track starts going backwards.
Ableton Live 9
41% have it

19. Has a delay/echo effect

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.
Ableton Live 9
59% have it

20. Has a flanger effect

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.
Ableton Live 9
57% have it

21. Has a phaser effect

An effect produced by running a signal through an allpass filter, and then combining it with the original signal. This produces a comb filter response, which creates a whirling type sound effect. This is more subtle than a flanging effect, and commonly found in ‘70s rock and jazz.
Ableton Live 9
43% have it

22. Supports vinyl turntables

The DJ software supports external vinyl turntables.
Ableton Live 9
32% have it

23. Has a low pass filter

A low pass filter reduces high frequencies and can be used to create a powerful bass - for example in drum and bass music.
Ableton Live 9
24% have it

24. Has a high pass filter

A high pass filter reduces bass frequencies. This is common in dance music to create a “dropping the bass” sensation when the bass returns.
Ableton Live 9
24% have it

25. Is compatible with Android

It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
Ableton Live 9
8% have it
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