Gear Of The Year: Best DAW of 2021

Making music in-the-box wouldn’t begin without one of these, and this one made the biggest bang in 2021

Ableton Live 11

WINNER: Ableton Live 11

Price: £319.00
Contact: Ableton 

Having earned the hearts of electronic musicians with its clip-based approach to music production, Ableton Live 11 set out to cement its status as a powerhouse for recording, and does so with flying colours.

Improved comping tools for both audio and MIDI now let you record, edit and commit takes in multiple lanes of audio, all while keeping Live’s audio warp modes wholly accessible. And lest you think Ableton forgot about its more experimental roots, Live introduces a plethora of new MIDI and audio devices, along with a probability editor for MIDI, and MPE support – it’s truly a joy to work and create in.

Read our full review here.

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