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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What works

Installer works, program runs

What does not

Program initially runs , but the initial configuratio nwindow that pops up in live after it first runs is completely blank -- most likely because it is using custom fonts / graphic libraries. The configuration window, if closed, will close the program so the program technically cannot be run unless you randomly configure live within wine by clicking blankly at the window that has no information or discernable buttons on it.


What was not tested

- Actual audio within ableton live
- Other components within the software

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Additional Comments

Fixing this may be simply a matter of defining the custom fonts or graphics libraries that Ableton Live depends on when drawing new windows or drawing the configuration windows within live. The actual main interface seems to work fine, but when you first run live the initial configuration window is completely blank. I am excited to get past this seemingly minor issue so I can start properly testing the actual application

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowDebian 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"


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