Ableton Live 4.0 Vs. Acid Pro 4.0

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by swanmusic, Aug 4, 2005.

  1. swanmusic

    swanmusic Guest

    What are the differences and advantages/disadvantages between these two?
  2. axel

    axel Guest

    don't know acid, thou :?
    but ableton is probably one of the most stable softwares out there...
    i have never ever heard of any crash whatsoever from a user!!
    and pretty much a very fast becoming standard for loop sample based LIVE use (it's merely developed for live laptop performances!) and production, takes VSTs and AUs!!!

    is dead easy to use and you can manipulate nearly everything on the fly!!!

    definetely worth a closer look, i know lots of logic heads (because they work a lot with midi) who are using ableton more and more for production...

    hope it helps
  3. frob

    frob Well-Known Member

    Apr 23, 2004
    every thing ive heard/read has said that for preproduction, live takes the cake.
  4. Ableton Live is a much better investment in my opinion than Acid Pro 4.0, I used to use Acid Pro 4.0 and I did enjoy using it but Ableton is the king. Check out Ableton Live v5. Some of the benefits are that it's very flexible, once you get used to the interface and how the basic functions work you have unlimited options to route your audio, midi support is getting better and you can use it live or in preproduction it's equally powerful plus much more!
  5. djdatatwist

    djdatatwist Guest

    LIVE all the way

    it has a loop "wraper" and a percise timing mechenism that you cant get in Acid. Basically ACID is for beginners. It will alow a few good tricks. But when you need perfect timing you need Live.

  6. AcousTronic

    AcousTronic Guest

    Years ago, I had Acid 2.0, then started working with Live 2... Then 3... Then 4... As soon as I discovered Live, I never went back to Acid. Though, Sony has since bought them from Sonic Factory and made many changes of Acid, I was so pleased with Live that I never looked back. Now Ableton has just completed the beta testing of Live 5!!! :D

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