Ableton Live

Application Details:

Version: 7.x
License: Demo
Votes: 1
Latest Rating: Silver
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.31

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Test Results

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What works

everything - except rendering out works fine out of the box - wine 1.1.31-1

What does not



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Additional Comments

turn off the multiprocessor-support off.only redmond osś need this

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64Dec 15 20081.1.31Yes Yes Silvered pi 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 11 20091.1.29Yes Yes GoldValerio 
ShowopenSUSE 11.0Dec 22 20081.1.11Yes Yes PlatinumChris Hockenbrocht 
ShowUbuntu 8.10 "Intrepid" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 30 20081.1.9Yes No Garbagean anonymous user 
ShowOpenGEU 8.04 Luna CrescenteSep 03 20081.1.5Yes Yes GoldCalgar C 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes


Audio / Video File Support

For Codec support install QuickTime with winetricks. Tested with .mp3 audio and .mp4 video files.
I get missing gstreamer 32bit lib errors when I don't do this. So I suppose gstreamer could be an native alternative.

$ winetricks quicktime72

Set your Windows version to Vista or 7 in winetricks to get rid of the black screen bug from QuickTime.

Black Screen on Startup

If you have the screen cleared black on startup when you use QuickTime for codecs, you have encountered Bug 1347.

Set Wine to Windows 7 mode in winecfg to f­ix this.

Bad Audio Quality

If you have bad audio quality, try a sample rate of 48000 in the audio settings.

If this does not help and you use pulseaudio (default on Ubuntu), kill it. Kill it with fire. (sudo killall pulseaudio).
Make sure the audio test in winecfg sounds good and is played back completely.

Exporting / Rendering Audio

Currently you need to build wine yourself and apply this patch, as stated in Bug 15695.

$ git clone git:// && cd wine
$ patch -p1 < abletonexport.diff
$ ./configure && make -j3

Authorization File

Pass the path to the auz file as first parameter to Live.exe with an absolute Windows path. You only need to do this once.

$ wine Live.exe "C:\foo.auz"

Can only record in 48k all other rates will die and anything under 44.1k will crash


i am using a 2.8 64 x2 and 4gb of memory... with nexus and 12 tracks 11 of them midi and nexus i am hitting 130% cpu

turning off multicore cpu miht fix this problem



after m,any many many tests i have been able to fix all problems in ableton.

first off here is my setup

amd64 x2 5400+

nvidia8500 gt

4gb ram

990gb hdd

cd rw/ dvd rw etc...

firepod fp10 interface

cme uf-5 with uf400e mifi controller

edirol,mxl and other stuff

first of you will nned 3 programs. ABLETON, JACK< and AUDACITY

 1. setup your audio settings in wine to jack and only jack.

2. load up jack and start your freebob drivers or what ever audio drivers you are using. Make sure you are recording at 44.1k. <i>i am recording at 44.1k with 2048 samples using freebob and default interface</i>

 3. in ableton set your audio to jack input 0 and output 1.

4. create a new file in the jack patchbay.

5. in audacity setup up audio to record from wine jack output 1.

6. hit record in audacity then hit record in ableton :D

you should be able to render all ableton data directly into audacity.


this is simple.

1. install wine 1.1.3 (i am sing 1.1.4)

2. install ableton. this should work best on anything based or built off ubuntu.

3. ableton the gui and all functions shhould run just fine. 1 problem will occur. first ableton cant find the wav you are rendering when recording audio tracks and rendering out final product.



OMFG I did it. i have set the external editor for ableton to work with audacity.

 here is a tutorial. its pretty simple.

in the ableton prefrences go under file/folder. then click on the external editor button. after you do that go to usr/bin and select audacity. you need to make sure you are viewing all files not just exe.

this shoudl let you use the linux version of audacity with ableton :D

rendering audio

open up audacity and in teh prefrences set the recording audio to "wine jack  output #" #  bieng replaced by the output you are using in live. you need to have wine setup with jack audio to do this :D. 

once complete you should be able to render out full songs by recording them directly into audacity

full video support works in live 7 as long as you have the quicktime and video codecs installed with "winetricks"


The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. WineHQ is not responsible for what they say.

Live 7.0.3 Recording
by giovanni on Sunday December 21st 2008, 8:58
i'm a new user of ubuntu studio 8.10.I install Live7.0.3 under wine1.1.10,everything is working.I use uc33e midi controller and i can control the electribe Esx-1 and the E-mu Xl-1 trought live tracks via midi,i use vst like abl2,waves bundle,novation bass and v-station.
I read this posts,i don't have any cpu usage problem with m-audio delta 1010LT and wineasio 8 ins 8 outs working at the same time,with 8 midi tracks 4 audio tracks 41/48.000 test, midi and audio effects and eq i get 25% cpu usage.
Otherwise i have an other problem,when i try to arm a track to record a clip,whatever from internal or external source i get this error in a window:

The file "C:\windows\profile\lsd25(my username)\Application\\Ableton\Live Recordings\Temp-1 Project\Samples\Recorded\0001 1-Audio.waw" could not be opened.

I saw that all the temporary folder appear but don't open.
I tried to change folder and directories permissions but nothing change.I test it in to two different installation of ubuntu 8.10 and one on 8.04.
I'm running a machine with core duo 2.66 4gb ram sapphire 1010lt yamaha mixer.Internal audio disabled from bios 1gb ram audio dedicated

I want to leave windows forever.
RE: Live 7.0.3 Recording
by Calgar C on Sunday December 21st 2008, 21:59
anything requiring saving of an audio file does not work. that includes rendering audio, recording audio, and freezing tracks.

you can setup the linux version of audacity to work with live.

in the preferences of live goto the file/folder tab. under "external audio editor" click browse and goto "usr/bin/audacity" (or what ever audio program you record in) this will allow you to use audacity with live. also i record all of my audio files in nuendo and send them to live
RE: Live 7.0.3 Recording
by giovanni on Monday December 22nd 2008, 9:20
Thanks for the answer.In this way live will loose its live use on the fly.I record on another pc,but i can't capture during a performance,in this way it's impossible to build a liveset with ubuntu.
I think i will try with lmms for funny.

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RE: Live 7.0.3 Recording
by Calgar C on Monday December 22nd 2008, 12:27
you can cheat it a little. with jack you can use ardour for your audio recording for live sets and things but still have your midi controllers ad data setup with alsa, or even cubase. this way you get the audio recording pas and the live performance parts all together.

ardour does have mackie cotnrol hui so you can use any digital mixer with that protocol (usb powered)
RE: Live 7.0.3 Recording
by Calgar C on Sunday December 21st 2008, 22:05
by ed pi on Sunday December 14th 2008, 21:28
turn off the multicore/cpu support and do this also for rewire !your cpu-utilization will fall for 60-70%%!- it seems that only "the buggy os" will need this option
RE: cpu-usage
by Calgar C on Sunday December 14th 2008, 22:04
i will try that once i get back from vacation.we are now one step closer to getting a platinum live on an operative system
by Ray on Monday November 3rd 2008, 13:25
if your having trouble with cpu usage you should try to use the 'freeze' option for your midi and/or audio channels you can no longer improvise but you can change scenes on channels. learn to use the 'arrangement' view and you'll have no cpu usage problems.
RE: freezing
by Calgar C on Tuesday November 4th 2008, 9:27
that won't work at all. it doesnt matter what audio program you use on linux if tis windows based it will eat up cpu from audio output. the freezing of tracks will just save memory, memory is not my problem.
RE: freezing
by Ray on Thursday November 6th 2008, 12:56
no my friend you got it all wrong. when you freeze a track you not saving memory, your saving processing power. if your just playing a sample on a channel, then theres no point in freezing it because theres nothing going on except DSP, but if you have effects running on that channel what freezing does is it 'records' the effects and the instruments as they are programmed so the processing only occurs once and it saves that as a .wav so you don't have to reprocess everytime you play the track. trust me, it works. awesome new feature of live 6. been using ableton since 5.0, i know my shit :)

getting live 7 finally working for wine freed me from winblows. the second i get this working i erased the windows partition..... it felt so good hahaha