Live 32-bit to be discontinued

  • Operating System: All

Due to persistent out-of-memory crashes during use, Ableton will discontinue the 32-bit version of Live for new updates of the software from late 2017. 

The 32-bit version of Live (like all 32-bit applications) can use a maximum of 4GB of RAM only, which can quickly be exceeded when using large multisamples or memory-hungry plug-ins, resulting in crashes.

In contrast, the 64-bit version of Live can use a theoretical maximum of 16 exabytes of RAM - much more RAM than computers actually have. This means you can work with Live Sets that are much larger and more memory-intensive than in the 32-bit version.

We recommend installing the 64-bit version of Live to avail of future updates. It is also possible to install two instances of Live on your computer in case you still need to continue using 32-bit Live. The final version of 32-bit Live will remain permanently available to download in your User Account.

Legacy Plug-ins: If you are using legacy 32-bit plug-ins, please read our articles on using JBridge or 32 Lives to bridge plug-ins on Windows and Mac.

Further reading: For more information check our 64-bit vs. 32-bit FAQ.