Ableton Live 12: Elevating Music Creation to New Heights

Ableton Live 12: Anticipated Soon with Public Beta Already Unveiled. This latest release shines a spotlight on robust MIDI tools and capabilities, coupled with a revamped, user-friendly program layout for an enhanced music production experience.

Ableton Live 12 Unveils Upgraded Arrangement View, Stacked Detail View, and Cutting-Edge Synths

At the heart of music production innovation, Ableton Live 12 introduces a slew of exciting features that redefine the creative process. We’ve been fortunate enough to get a sneak peek and spend a few weeks delving into these enhancements before the official announcement.


The new MIDI transformations and generators in Live 12 provide a playground for creating diverse variations in your MIDI clips. Whether you want to add ornaments, link successive notes and chords, simulate guitar strums, or let generative algorithms weave intricate melodies, rhythms, and chords within constraints you set – the possibilities are as vast as your imagination.


Experience a revamped MIDI editing journey with the ability to rearrange notes based on pitch, velocity, or duration. Stretch, split, chop, or join notes in novel ways, effortlessly shape note velocities, transpose into a scale, and introduce chromatic or key-specific intervals for a more fluid composition process.


Live’s Control Bar now lets you choose a key, displaying its notes in any clip you create. Dive into the world of musical exploration using scale highlighting as your guide while editing clips. Transform and generate musical ideas with ease using the clip scale, or synchronize the scale of MIDI devices and instruments to the clip currently in play.

Find out most of the new features in Ableton 12


Step beyond the confines of the 12-tone equal temperament system with Live 12’s tuning systems. Explore alternative tunings that add a new dimension to your compositions, pushing the boundaries of traditional sound.

In Live 12, the convergence of these features propels your music-making experience into uncharted territory. Stay tuned for a more intuitive, playful, and limitless creative journey.

As we eagerly await the arrival of Live 12, let’s talk about the investment required to embark on this musical journey. The Intro, Standard, and Suite versions of Live 12 will be priced at £69, £259, and £539, respectively, for new users, set to hit the market in early 2024.

But here’s the exciting part – for those who can’t wait to get their hands on the latest version, Ableton is offering a tempting deal. Purchase Live 11 now at a 20% discount and receive a complimentary upgrade to Live 12 once it’s released.

It’s a golden opportunity to dive into the current version while securing your ticket to the future of music production.