Ableton Live

Application Details:

Version: 9.x
License: Retail
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 3.0.4

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What works

Windows 7 Mode MUST be enabled!

must be installed with "msiexec /i Setup.msi"

Works Perfectly with IntelGraphics, VSTs Works as well. Offline Registration Works.

What does not

The program completely fails to open with the ATI FGLRX (proprietary) driver. I can't see exactly what the problem is. This might only be a problem for crappy old ATI laptop graphics like my Radeon Mobility X1400/RV515. It seems really strange that ATI's crappy proprietary Xorg driver can have this effect on a program with no graphics. I'll try to get this up on the bug tracker too.


What was not tested

ReWire, control surfaces, interprogram midi (JACK/ALSA midi routing to/from Live), external midi, etc.

APC40 Controller will be tested asap. together with several midi keyboards and real ASIO Interfaces

Hardware tested


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Additional Comments

- bug on rendering/export from live 8.2.7 still exist. - Latency is not optimal yet, thats why i give just gold status. its not real suitable for professional use with 150ms latency

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)Dec 08 20183.0.4Yes Yes NoPlatinumDennis 
ShowAntergos x86_64Feb 07 20172.1Yes Yes GoldAlex 
ShowAVLinux 2016.8.30Nov 24 20161.9.22Yes Yes Platinuman anonymous user 
ShowArch Linux x86_64Jul 20 20161.9.14Yes Yes PlatinumArt 
ShowUbuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 19 20151.7.51Yes Yes BronzeNick Simmons 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
31208 Ableton Live 8.x/9.x crashes on save/open project files CLOSED ABANDONED View
35092 Multiple 64-bit applications need __CxxFrameHandler implementation (Ableton Live 9.1, Adobe Cloud apps) CLOSED FIXED View
38789 64-bit Ableton Live 9 Lite crashes on startup (needs __CxxFrameHandler implementation) CLOSED DUPLICATE View
50155 Ableton Live: multicore audio processing causes high CPU usage across multiple audio backends UNCONFIRMED View

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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"

Native Alternative
Bitwig Studio is a similar application developed by a bunch of ex-Ableton developers.


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