Ableton Live

Version 6.x        

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Version: 6.x
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.1.9

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Free Download Ableton Live 6.0.7 demo (approx. 65mb)

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What works

The program runs and seems stable even when "clicking everything".

What does not

Sound - you have to disable ALSA in winecfg, otherwise the program crashes soon after you run it.

Some windows won't display, including but probably not limited to: splash screen, unlock/preferences window, context menus (e.g. right clicking on some things).


What was not tested

Things I'd have to unlock or access the preferences to do.

I havn't tried loading a Live project.

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Additional Comments

Here's a screenshot of it: You have to set the AppData environment variable to your "Program Files" directory, otherwise the program crashes. You have to disable sound in winecfg. (I havn't tried with OSS though) You have to start it in desktop mode the first time because a dialog appears behind the splash screen and is unaccessible when you're not in desktop mode. After that, run it without desktop mode.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 25 20081.1.9Yes Yes Goldan anonymous user 
ShowOpenGEU 8.04 Luna CrescenteSep 03 20081.1.3Yes Yes SilverCalgar C 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 03 20081.1.3Yes Yes SilverDaniel Skinner 
ShowUbuntu 6.06 "Dapper" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 01 20070.9.49.Yes No GarbageMichael 
CurrentGentoo Linux x86_64Aug 09 20070.9.42.Yes Yes Garbagean anonymous user 

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"


To avoid a crash immediately after starting, run it like:


ALLUSERSPROFILE="c:\\windows\profiles\All Users" wine Live\ 6.0.7.exe


Furthermore just hit enter if some kind of weird messagebox comes up.


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