Jami SoundCloud and Ableton

Ableton has long been the number one choice for musicians, whether for songwriting, making beats, remixing or live performances. At SoundCloud, we know that many of you depend upon it, indeed many of our team members use it on a regular basis privately (and it’s even been used in a masterclass or two!). It’s therefore with great pleasure to announce that SoundCloud and Ableton, two great Berlin audio companies, have teamed up to give our communities something unprecedented and very, very awesome.

The news? Ableton now comes with SoundCloud sharing baked in – yes, upload straight to SoundCloud. To celebrate, SoundCloud is offering Ableton users 5 months of SoundCloud Pro, for free. You can find the details here. So what does the SoundCloud community get? Ableton has been generous enough to offer the entire SoundCloud community a free copy of Live Lite 8 so that everyone can get started making their own sounds.

(Our free Live Lite offer was only available until the 31st of May, 2012. You can however check out Ableton’s 30 day trial at http://www.ableton.com/free-trial )

And that’s not all – come May there will be a competition to compose a sound with parts from M83, Junior Boys and Nosaj Thing. Of course, you’ll need Ableton with SoundCloud to enter,  so make sure to update your copy of Ableton to get SoundCloud sharing and if you don’t have it yet, claim your copy today!

  • HULLCOGAN

    HORRAY! HULLCOGAN LIKE LIKE LITE LITE 8!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ann-Tollison/100003621676415 Ann Tollison

    cool!

  • HULLCOGAN

     http://soundcloud.com/dotcomdotcom

  • http://twitter.com/Inofaith Tobias ‘Inofaith’

    Great stuff guys :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ann-Tollison/100003621676415 Ann Tollison

    darn I like this new way! Very Awesome!!! Keep up the good work that u do.

  • jose

    Cool!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=753814511 Andy Bunting

    Will it be a ‘buggy’ as the current uploading method which continually tells me it’s preparing for transcoding… very, very annoying…

  • http://www.facebook.com/wrekafekt Brent Hafner

    so awesome guys… much love!

  • Anonymous

    Hey, I’m on Live 8.3 right now and see no option anywhere in the ‘export audio/video’ dialog to upload to SoundCloud. Anyone else found it yet?

    Awesome stuff though, look forward to using it!

  • James Welch

    Hey Andy, sorry to hear you are having troubles with transcoding. Can you send us a message here: http://snd.sc/zS2V3u and we’ll see how we can assist.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=753814511 Andy Bunting

     Thanks for the reply. The transcoding ‘issue’ is a known problem as i’m sure you are aware.

  • Anonymous

    hi i just sent a request for a coupon code, first time i ever put my voice out there online…it was pretty quick, just for posting whatever, i hope that was ok?  have a wonderful week xoxo lette

  • Gardner Grove

    kewl !

  • Royal Bass Records

    you shouldve announced it yesterday :)

  • Telequanta

    Together at last!

  • http://www.facebook.com/cedavis8 Cameron Evesque Davis

    As an FL studio user, I feel jipped out of a free Pro membership just cause of my choice of DAW ._.

  • http://twitter.com/maxwell_dub maxwell dub

    my heart pumps purple piss for you

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ben-Pace/523526208 Ben Pace

    Unsure how this will work – why will i need Live Lite? Are Ableton going release an update download with the sharing functionality as part of that?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1110791494 Luis Naranjo

    Can you upgrade from lite to the Suite at an upgrade price, as in substantially less than what the Suite costs?

  • http://www.facebook.com/carlos.saraiva Carlos Eduardo Saraiva

    Just awesome guys! 

  • J_N_D

    I know how you fell, they chose sides and kicked us away…

  • Anonymous

    Great piece of software, kompis.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cedavis8 Cameron Evesque Davis

    I’m glad someone does lol.

    also, i can only imagine maxwell dub was trolling FL studio, which only makes you look ignorant about production, really. *sigh*

  • Damonicpz

    I can’t sign up to get the DAW from the email, anyone else having this problem?

  • Alexander

    Sadly the download/signup link isn’t working.

  • http://Botielus.com/ Botielus

    Wahoo! I’ve been wanting to get a new recording software, so this will be a perfect way for me to try one on the cheap!!

  • Bill Johnson

    I got an email today that says “Get Live Lite 8 For Free” and looks very Soundcloudy but all the links in it go to the domain soundcloud.cmail5.com/. I hate clicking links that offer stuff and don’t point back to where they should. Looks suspicious, no?

  • http://twitter.com/tonyt3rry tony terry 

    thank you im on a older version of live , live 6 . I went to college to study music and ableton was what I was taught to use

  • RYacov

    This looks very interesting

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=642560514 Jesse Bobby D Landriault

     ableton is superior over FL studio

  • Sarah

    to be honest guys that’s really no biggie. Have you actually tried using Live Light? It’s useless, 8 tracks, 4 plugin’s, whats the point? it’s not even worth the effort of installing. At least Reaper (free) is a full blown DAW with no limitations. 

    Seriously, you might as well give away a bucket with holes in it (to show how good the full bucket is). But giving away something this useless isn’t really a ‘give away’ so much as a ‘throw out’, same as you do with rubbish – and nothing to get excited about.

    Now if you gave away Cubase Elements then that would be awesome but Live Lite is too limited for most amateurs and non-muso’s, and anyone who is musical will need something useable which Live Lite just isn’t. I occasionally use mine if i want to merge less than 8 loops of different BPM’s, which is about never. 

  • Ninja Mode

    who the heck is hullcogan, iv heard of hulkhogan but not hullcogan :L

  • http://twitter.com/mulyanakhaifa mulyana

    waw thks but  me using DAW ….

  • http://www.facebook.com/m54ch Jerome Louis

    New Song with Ableton Live Suite 8.2
    http://soundcloud.com/jerome-louis/louis-staccato
    mfg
    Jerome

  • Watermelonryan666

    I <3 SOUNDCLOUD !! Thank you so much !!! Much respect.

  • Ochi De_apa

    live vs fl or fl vs live..this is not musician talk…. both suckjust becouse u can really find better daw.s & workflow on the market!

  • http://soundcloud.com/danielrodd Daniel Rodd

    Me an Fl Studio user find it pretty good :) even with the limitations I’m guessing it’s a good way to start using Ableton to learn it and get familiar with the workflow. I still prefer FL Studio though :) you load any plugin there.

  • Medievil-Music

    look people every Daw , cant live without other one , every daw has its own abilities that other daws cant . so i disagree with that saying ableton is the N.1 , when you work *Rewire , you will know what im talking about . ..

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  • BROMANDUDE42

    soundcloud/live are fucking great!!

  • D cmp

    am i the only 1 who hasn’t received an email to download live lite?

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for the freebie, guys.
    Have a good day, keep up the good work and keep letting us making tracks!

  • http://www.facebook.com/franz.nic Nic Franz

    I havent gotten an email for this yet and I  was subscribed for news before… How can I get this???

  • Jeremiah Whitman

    Thanks for the free download, but why would I use it when Logic Pro 9 has been working just fine for me?

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  • http://www.facebook.com/deemaster.mensionz DeeMaster Mensionz

    Anybody that compare Ableton to another DAW is ridiculous. Main ingredient besides the standard looking arrangement view like Protools and Cubase is that Ableton has the switchable Session view that no other DAW has available. Session view to Ableton is like the nicotine in a cigarette. In fact Ableton is powerful enough to easily turn on and off electronic equipment in your home.

  • http://twitter.com/JacobRStuart Jacob Stuart

    I just  checked the button to get the newsletter. I hope I’m not to late.

  • My man G

    Its not working ;o(

  • 天遊

    “Amateurs worry about equipment, professionals worry about money, masters worry about light… I just take pictures… ” ~ Vernon Trent

  • My man G

    HuH?? failed side by side config?

  • http://www.facebook.com/hitt.gordon Gordon Hitt

    TYPE…….OOO

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003551655659 Vicente Wilberth Cruz Arias

    OLA SOYDJ

  • http://soundcloud.com/el-corbetto El Corbetto!

    I use FL also, I might try out Ableton just to see what it’s about, but FL is still my choice. Good to know I’m not the only one.

  • Groovenino

     that is a personal approach. Every person is different. I also work with Ableton live, but that doesn’t mean that because is the best option for me it is of course the best option for the rest of the world

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1391618549 Stanislas Emanuel Gutzwiller

    i use FL too

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000896841140 Kendall Kinsley

    This is great! I use FL Studio and Ableton. Would love if other DAWs would be more integrated like this Ableton does. Can’t wait to try it out. :)

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  • Luwkyluw

    ABLETON IS MY NUMBER ONE DAW!!! YES ITS RIGHT

  • http://www.facebook.com/brian.loyas Brian Loyas

    rewire is the sh**! I agree

  • n_n

    FL is fabulous. 

  • eppic

    Has anyone already got the newsletter with his Live Lite key? :(

  • Vanishingpoint88

     For sure man, Ableton Live is hybrid of a DAW and a musical instrument.

    If you’re doing sound for a video Live is not the software to score with, but say you still want to use it to compose the music. ReWire it to something else and record your instruments in the other DAW

  • Vanishingpoint88

     Ableton can do stuff FL can’t and FL can do stuff Ableton can’t

    FL is great for rendering visualizations so you can put recordings on a demo reel without it being a boring black screen

  • george2009

    Here’s my vies….

    Until you accidentally/on purposely buy an apc controller, which is a dedicated controller for ableton, you will realise the full potential of this software. You will need to learn a lot of new stuff though.  Unfortunately there isn’t a dedicated performance controller for fl studio, only standard midi. I wonder why there isn’t an fl studio controller & why in the new version of fl studio due out soon, they are trying to make it like ableton, self-confessed by image-line themselves. 

    I used to be an ‘FL Studio Head’, until I bought the APC. I’d had a go of live before,couldnt grasp it what-so-ever, until I was forced to. FL Studio maybe better for you, BECAUSE IT IS WHAT YOUR USED TO AND YOUR AFRAID TO TRY NEW THINGS.

    Do like I done and give yourself a reason/motivation to learn Ableton Live and I promise, you won’t be sorry.

    Talk about free advertising…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/djalexscott Alex Scott

    Here’s my views….

    Until you accidentally/on purposely buy an apc controller, which is a
    dedicated controller for ableton, you will realise the full potential
    of this software. You will need to learn a lot of new stuff though. 

    Unfortunately there isn’t a dedicated performance controller for fl
    studio, only standard midi. I wonder why there isn’t an fl studio
    controller & why in the new version of fl studio due out soon, they
    are trying to make it like ableton, self-confessed by image-line
    themselves. 

    I used to be an ‘FL Studio Head’, until I bought the APC. I’d had a
    go of live before,couldnt grasp it what-so-ever, until I was forced to.
    FL Studio maybe better for you, BECAUSE IT IS WHAT YOUR USED TO AND YOUR
    AFRAID TO TRY NEW THINGS.

    Do like I done and give yourself a reason/motivation to learn Ableton Live and I promise, you won’t be sorry.

    Talk about free advertising…..

  • catnip cupcake

     I haven’t got mine yet although I signed up for the newsletter ages ago:(

  • Esxxso

    I haven’t recieved the code yet! I hope I get it by the 13th!!

  • jobot

    There are way too many people I have met through soundcloud that produce far superior beats and songs than I can… many of them use FL, some use Logic, I use Ableton.  It’s not really the vehicle you use as much as how well you can drive.

  • R0An

    I have already enabled News letter of my account for almost two weeks, but until now I still have not received any letter. It’s already April 13th now.

  • Yuppi

     i agree no one schold to limit your self just with one program….i think the knowloge never is to much and i think maybe some softwares become more easy to use to anothers but i think everyone of them ableton,fl,reason,cubase,logic pro ….etc… are good to use and is not the software make the music is the user :))))))

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  • JayDeeCee

    No Ableton Live Lite download yet!

  • vi

    nice marketing joke, but looks like nobody gets this email

  • Andrea D’Andrea

    no Live Lite here yet!

  • http://twitter.com/TCAL312 Tony Calabrese

    Figures as much!

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  • Djdona

    if you think you didn’t receive the newsletter, check your spam, i just found there the soundcloud newsletter that i thought i hadn’t received…

  • Qualood

    I have already enabled News letter of my account ever, now can I have my download code?

  • Fleer

    Still nothing … And no form to fill …

  • http://www.ResonanceMan.com Resonance Man

    whats with the shitty audio quality soundcloud? i thought you guys are all about sound? why is it that Youtube HD vids sound better then soundcloud?
    Hey, by the way, http://www.BandCamp.com, excellent HD music selling source. THEY DO HD AUDIO!!!! WHOO HOOOOO!!

  • http://www.ResonanceMan.com Resonance Man

    dont beat yourself up. soundcloud has the worst audio quality on the internet. youtube videos are better than soundcloud. i’d gladly give up my over priced free soundcloud pro account.  a soundcloud button in my DAW!!  WTF IS DAT SHIT!!!!!!!!

  • Djmilo775

    i beg to differ bro

  • http://twitter.com/TimBmusic Tim Blackburn

    My 8 y.o. loves it! He was watching me using it and wanted a go himself. He even started making a tune with a few of the loops and samples! Shows how easy the basics are if an 8 y.o can pick it up straightaway. The only problem is that he now wants me to buy the full version because he got frustrated with only being able to use 8 tracks! You can see what he did on Youtube if you search for “Ableton Live 8 for kids”. Thanks Soundcloud and Ableton!

  • Ken950315

    Does it mean i can still get it now before 31st May?

  • Ken950315

    Argh!!!! is the Ableton website down today??? Why???

  • http://www.facebook.com/Mtremblay7 Marco Tremblay

    the wait is slowly killing me

  • http://5m8r-r8kk7.blogspot.com.ar/ 5m8R

    fl have a virtual interface very clear and is colorfull i hear it faster than ableton

  • http://5m8r-r8kk7.blogspot.com.ar/ 5m8R

    it is a comercial daw i imagine that a long it will the choice for me had been the same all it time becouse FL is a daw