How much does Ableton live 11 Cost?
The Standard version currently costs $749.00
Ableton live comes in several versions and upgrade packages, but the Standard version - the most popular - is currently retailing at $749.00. We'll cover other pricing and additional versions below.
The tricky part about nailing down a price for Ableton Live is that it comes in so many different variations. Even the upgrade packages vary pretty widely, and have different pricing depending on what version you're upgrading, or what level of Ableton you're using.
It's a mess.
But to simplify it, we've put together this price tracker page and guide focused on the three main versions of Ableton Live:
- Ableton Suite
- Ableton Standard
- Ableton Intro
These are the three most popular versions of Ableton Live 11. Our pricing tools will give you an up-to-date listing of each version's retail from multiple vendors.
Our disclaimer is important: These are the ramblings of complete lunatics, are entirely opinion, and are probably wrong. Having said that, our pricing tools are pretty reliable, so you can bank on those. They do math. Also we are reader supported, so if you want to help us keep building useful pages like this, shop for your gear through our links. It helps us out a lot, and we greatly appreciate it.
Ableton Live 11 Price on Sweetwater and eBay (multiple versions)
Ableton is surprisingly difficult to find on a lot of the more popular retail sites. The main place that carries it is Sweetwater, and they're typically the most accurate barometer of average market retail. The table below has the Sweetwater price for all three versions mentioned, along with a couple from eBay:
As you can see, there's a pretty wide range of cost here. The difference in the versions are outside the scope of our price tracker page, but all of that is pretty clearly displayed on the Ableton Live product page and the Sweetwater breakdowns.
A Note About eBay
We've listed a couple eBay options, though it's not always reliable buying software from a place that makes its living selling second hand items. It's really hit or miss depending on when you look, so we'd recommend being careful about buying this type of software second-hand.
Compare to Additional Vendors
These are some additional vendors that carry Ableton Live that we also wanted to make available for price comparison. Note that includes buying options directly from Ableton. Reverb is another used market, so be careful when purchasing software from them. Look for good feedback on the seller profiles.
Please note that these are not partner links, but the above eBay and Sweetwater links are. Makes no difference for you - but I'm just trying to be transparent.
Ableton Live 11 Suite
Ableton Live 11 Standard
Ableton Live 11 Suite
Ableton Live 11 Intro
Ableton Live 11 Standard
Price Alert (lowest price from eBay and Sweetwater)
We can't do price alerts for vendors in the second table, but we can track the price from Sweetwater and eBay. Though typically, the price of Ableton doesn't drop, especially as we go up in versions (10, 11, etc.).
Ableton Live 11 Price History
As with the price alert, this price history graph tracks with the lowest price between eBay and Sweetwater. Usually that price is roughly the same, though you'll occasionally notice eBay giving you a discount. Again, just be careful if you're buying used or second-hand software.
Then again, we are not financial advisors and this article is for opinion purposes only.
Price History for Ableton Live 11 Intro
|Current Price||$99.00||May 26, 2023|
|Highest Price||$99.00||August 11, 2022|
|Lowest Price||$99.00||August 11, 2022|
Last price changes
|$99.00||August 11, 2022|
We've found that DAW software, Ableton and others, are notoriously hard to get a deal on. Even if you find something at a cheap discount, you've got to look really closely to make sure you're not just getting an upgrade version or the Intro version. Also note that there are "student editions" which are cheaper, though a bit harder to get without an email address with a .EDU extension.
A good rule to follow is that if it looks too good to be true, it absolutely definitely is.
Our advice is to take advantage of the Ableton free trial, which is 90 days - plenty of time to get a feel for the software.
Also note, we're not getting paid for that part. It's just a really good and generous DAW free trial.
From there, you can keep an eye on pricing and figure out which version is right for you.
If you have questions about Ableton Live 11 price trends or tracking, leave those in the comments section below.
Written by GC Editorial on Interfaces and Roundups
You really need to be including Thomann (US site)… $555 for 11 Suite today. That’s NOT an EDU discount, either (their price for EDU is the best, though, at $333).
Bobby Kittleberger says
Yeah, it’s just a matter of whether or not we can pull their prices automatically. Currently we don’t have an agreement with them. Good company though.