If you’re new to the music production ‘game’, Ableton Live Lite is a great entry point. Bundled with a variety of hardware and software products, this offers the basics of Ableton’s much-loved DAW, enabling you to get a handle on its workflow and make your first beats.
There will probably come a time, though, when your creativity starts to butt up against some of Live Lite’s limitations. At this point, you’ll inevitably find yourself casting envious glances at Live 11 Suite, the fully-featured flagship version of the software, but one look at its price tag might be enough to deter you from getting the credit card out.
If you’re a Focusrite or Novation customer who received Live Lite with one of your purchases (or about to purchase hardware from one of those brands), that price tag may no longer be a problem. The companies are currently offering a 50% discount on the upgrade to Live 11 Suite, so you have the chance to get all those extra features and additional effects, instruments and sounds at a 50% discount.
Some of the highlights of Ableton Live 11 Suite include:
- More than 70GB of samples and loops, and 33 sound packs covering a diverse range of styles
- 17 advanced wavetable, FM, physical-modelling, and sampling-based synths
- 15 powerful audio and MIDI effects
- Unlimited audio and MIDI tracks
"We are thrilled to partner with Ableton to bring this great offer to our music making community" said Will Hoult, Head of Product at Focusrite. "This exclusive discount on an upgrade to Ableton Live 11 Suite continues our commitment to empower musicians and producers with the most innovative and market-leading tools. By providing access to Ableton's top-of-the-line software at an unbeatable price, we're helping to unleash the limitless creative potential that lies within every artist.”
How to claim
To take advantage of the 50% discount, new and existing Focusrite and Novation customers should follow these simple steps:
- After registering an eligible Focusrite or Novation product, customers should log in to their Focusrite or Novation customer account found at focusrite.com or novationmusic.com
- Obtain the unique discount code for upgrading to Ableton Live 11 Suite
- Head over to store.focusrite.com to purchase the Ableton Live 11 Suite upgrade
- Use the emailed upgrade code in your Ableton account at Ableton.com
Note: The discount code will only work on Ableton.com with a registered Ableton Live Lite serial number. Ableton Live Lite is already available to registered Focusrite and Novation customers.
Eligible products the include Scarlett and Clarett+ audio interfaces, the Launchkey [MK3] range, Launchpad [MK3] range, Launchpad X, Launch Control XL, SL MkIII range, Peak, Summit, Bass Station II and MiniNova.
You can find out more about how to take advantage of this incredible offer on the Focusrite and Novation websites. It’s not a deal to be slept on, though, as it’s only valid until 30 June 2023 or while stocks last. You’ll need to have registered an eligible product after 1 September 2022 in order to qualify.