Most expected base functionality, Windows VSTs (tested using Helm), exporting audio, MIDI devices (tested using Launchpad, APC40-2, and Launchkey 61).
What does not
Recording external audio (Ableton does not pick up external system audio input (note: Using PulseAudio with Focusrite Scarlett Solo), recording internal audio (functions, but live monitoring while recording leads to skips and glitches). Latency is most likely too high for a live setting.
What was not tested
Routing MIDI to external programs, exporting .AIFF files, additional Windows VSTs (functionality is VST specific), not all audio effects were tested (however I have no reason to believe they would not function).
Tested using Live 9.7 Intro. Used winetricks to install quicktime72. To activate your license you must physically drag the .auz file onto the Ableton Live Activation window after using the "Activate Offline" option from Ableton's website.
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Ubuntu 18.04 "Bionic" amd64 (+variants like Kubuntu)||Dec 08 2018||3.0.4||Yes||Yes||No||Platinum||Dennis|
|Current||Antergos x86_64||Feb 07 2017||2.1||Yes||Yes||Gold||Alex|
|Show||AVLinux 2016.8.30||Nov 24 2016||1.9.22||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Jul 20 2016||1.9.14||Yes||Yes||Platinum||Art|
|Show||Ubuntu 14.04 "Trusty" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)||Nov 19 2015||1.7.51||Yes||Yes||Bronze||Nick Simmons|
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 fÂix 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
$ git clone git://source.winehq.org/git/wine.git && cd wine
$ patch -p1 < abletonexport.diff
$ ./configure && make -j3
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"