To help keep you busy and creative during the COVID-19 shutdowns, Ableton is offering 30% discounts on software, free Max for Live devices, a free version of their inspiration-laden e-book Making Music: 74 Creative Strategies for Electronic Music Producers as well as three days of live streams.
“Dear music maker, for now, we’re apart. But the shared experience of music-making is something that can keep us together in spirit”, the Berlin-based software developer says on its website.
Ableton Live 30% discount
Ableton Live has been reduced by 30% across all versions, including new licenses and upgrades. This is on top of the extended trial period for Live 10 Suite, which now sits at 90 days, giving you ample time to try it out and see if it’s for you. Active trials will automatically be extended, too, and anyone who has previously signed up for the trial can still get another trial period added.
Check out our Ableton Live Tutorials videos to learn the DAW from the ground up.
Creative Strategies e-book now free
Ableton’s excellent book, Making Music: 74 Creative Strategies for Electronic Music Producers, is temporarily free to download in .pdf, .mobi, and .epub format. This is usually £6.99 for the digital edition, so is well worth getting your hands on to discover new creative strategies.
Coming soon will be a new Pack for Max for Live, called Stray Cat Collection, which is a collaboration between Max for Cats and Sonic Bloom. The Spectral Textures Pack is available now and is free, with Ableton saying: “New sounds can bring new ideas, so we’ll be offering more free sounds soon”.
As Ableton Loop has now been delayed until 2021, the brand is planning three days of curated live streams and daily music-making challenges, plus a space to discuss the process of making music and sharing results. This will be between 24 – 26 April. Ableton’s Learning Music and Learning Synths websites remain online as free resources on any internet-connected device, offering an interactive introduction to production concepts.
Get access to all these offers at ableton.com