Ableton Live 11 Suite is a powerful and popular digital audio workstation (DAW) used by music producers, DJs, and performers. The Suite version contains all the features of Live 11 Standard plus additional instruments, effects, and content. In this article, we’ll break down the pricing and options for purchasing Live 11 Suite.
Pricing for New Purchases
Live 11 Suite has an MSRP of $749 for new purchases. Here are the pricing options:
- Students and teachers can purchase Live 11 Suite for $449 with valid academic verification.
Upgrade Pricing from Previous Versions
If you own a previous version of Live, you can upgrade to Live 11 Suite. Upgrade pricing depends on which version you are upgrading from:
|Live 10 Suite||$199|
|Live 10 Standard||$349|
|Live 9 Suite||$349|
|Live 9 Standard||$399|
|Live 8 or earlier||$449|
Ableton offers Live 11 Suite as part of their subscription plans:
- Live 11 Suite + Push 2 – $49/month for 12 months
- Live 11 Suite – $29/month for 12 months
Free Trial Version
Ableton offers a 90-day free trial of Live 11 Suite. This allows you to try out all the features before purchasing.
Live 11 Suite is sometimes bundled with Ableton controllers:
- Live 11 Suite + Push 2 – $1,398
- Live 11 Suite + APC 40 MKII – $958
This can offer additional savings compared to purchasing separately.
Ableton offers multi-seat licenses for schools and educational facilities. Discounted pricing is available based on number of seats.
Does Live 11 Suite ever go on sale?
Yes, occasionally Ableton and third-party retailers will offer sales around the holidays or for special events. Discounts typically range from 10-20% off.
Can I purchase just an upgrade without a full Live license?
No, you must own a previous version of Live to be eligible for upgrade pricing. Upgrades are tied to your user account.
What payment options are available?
Ableton accepts payment via credit card, PayPal, wire transfer, and local payment methods in certain countries.
The full retail price for Ableton Live 11 Suite is $749. However, educational and upgrade discounts can reduce the price by $100-300 in many cases. Subscriptions and bundled offers provide additional flexibility in how you purchase and pay. Sales around major holidays can offer 10-20% additional savings at times.