Ableton for Colleges and Universities

Session View in Ableton Live

Welcome to Live

Both a powerful DAW and a versatile creative platform, Live allows you to teach broad fundamentals of composition and performance. Improvisation and experimentation are encouraged though Live’s unique Session View. Creative possibilities can be expanded with the programming environment Max for Live – a completely customizable creative laboratory, opening the ability to teach connections between code, art, technology and music.

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Create with Live

With this flexibility, Live has proven itself to be an essential instructional resource for a wide range of curricula – from the fundamentals of music production to advanced, multi-disciplinary artistic practice.

From creative tools for musicians, performers and producers, to installations in museums and theaters through the fields of film, television, and advertising, Live is the enabling technology behind countless real-world audio applications. Mastery of Live gives graduates foundational knowledge for careers in the creative industries.

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Get hands-on with Push

Students can also learn the fundamentals of digital composition in a more instrumental context with Push, Ableton’s hardware instrument. With hands-on control of rhythm, sounds and song structure and a uniquely creative approach to melody and harmony, Push puts the building blocks of music-making at a student’s fingertips.

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Pricing for colleges and universities

We offer significant discounts on institutional multi-seat licenses of Ableton Live, and on bulk purchases of single licenses for your students. Institutions can buy Push 3 at a special discounted rate, and a limited number of Push 2 units are available for purchase at a substantially reduced price.

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Offers for students and teachers

Students and teachers can save up to 50% individually. 

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Installation and Integration

Ableton Live is easy to roll out in a multi-client institutional environment. Compatible with license server technology by Sassafras, multiple instances of Live can be managed dynamically over a network, allowing for easy resource management and compliance.

Live also integrates with the software and hardware already in use at your institution – our experienced specialists can provide real-time support to help set up Ableton Live.