Splice is offering the Ableton Live 10 Lite lightweight digital audio workstation for free until December 31st, 2020.

Live Lite 10 is a limited version of Ableton’s popular DAW software, as you may already know. However, one does not simply download Ableton Live Lite from Ableton’s website.

One does not simply download Ableton Live Lite from Ableton's website.

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This lightweight DAW is bundled with various hardware devices that include it as a starter digital audio workstation for beginners. So, to install Ableton Live Lite on your computer, you would need to purchase a product, like the Arturia KeyLab 49, for example, that includes a Live Lite serial number.

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However, until the end of 2020, you can get an Ableton Live 10 Lite serial number for free from Splice. All you need to do is register on their website and click the “Download For Free” button to add it to your account.

This is how the Live 10 Lite license will appear in your user account.

This is how the Live 10 Lite license will appear in your Splice user account.

Once that’s done, log in to your Ableton user account (or register a new one), click the “Register a product” link, and paste the serial number you got from Splice! Done and done! Ableton Live 10 Lite now is ready to install on your computer, and the license is yours to keep forever.

Yes, Splice’s free offer is only available by the end of the year, but the license itself does not expire. So, you’re pretty much getting an excellent DAW for free.

But what are the limitations of Live Lite anyway?

Included with a number of apps and hardware products, Live 10 Lite is a lightweight version of Ableton Live 10. It comes with all of Live’s essential workflows, instruments and effects – everything you need to record songs, create hands-on with your controller, take music made in your apps further and so much more.

As Ableton’s team describes it, Live Lite is a lightweight digital audio workstation that includes the essential instruments and effects from their flagship product. It features the same workflow and provides all the basic tools needed for music production on a computer.

The software’s main limitation is that you can use a maximum of eight tracks in a project. This can be any combination of audio and MIDI tracks. So, you can have five MIDI tracks and three audio tracks, for example. For more information,  check out the detailed comparison on Ableton’s website.

More info: Ableton Live Lite Free (free @ Splice until December 31st, 2020)

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Tomislav is a music producer and sound designer from Belgrade, Serbia. He is also the founder and editor-in-chief at Bedroom Producers Blog.


  1. Nice!

    I have received a copy of Live Lite from Novation Sound Collective, the bonus for buying a Novation controller.

  2. Ableton Live Lite is quite powerful. You can do a lot with it despite the limitations. I just sometimes wish it had at least 12 tracks instead of 8.

  3. About the 8 track limitation: You can use a drum rack on one track (with unlimited outputs and fx chains) and still have 7 tracks for all the other stuff. Also, there’s no limit on the number of VST plugins used in a project. Great giveaway from Splice!

  4. shango sankara


    meh…, would only have been be worth anything if much better, fully featured and free DAWs like Waveform and Cakewalk didn’t exist.

  5. Question: what was the lowest price of upgrade from lite to something better (mean black friday, chrismass etc.( ?
    I have Lite 10 in my account, but my purchase of some hardware+lite was behind the years !!! So reporting another option how to get it.

    • these are missing in Lite from Intro
      Unlimited Instruments, Audio effects and MIDI effects per project
      Generate or receive Pitch, Control, Clock and Trigger CV
      Audio & MIDI tracks 16
      1500+ 5+ GB samples
      Singularities, Chop and Swing, Loopmasters Mixtape – sounds
      autopan, chanel eq, delay, flanger, gate, grain delay, limiter, looper, phaser, saturator – fx

  6. Patrik Roncolato


    With this version of Lite is it possible to upgrade later with Ableton Standard paying only the difference of 250?

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