Live Minimum System Requirements

The minimum system specifications required to install and run Ableton Live are listed below. You can find Live 1-9 system requirements here.

Note: For optimal performance, you may need higher specifications. 

Live 12

Windows

  • Windows 10 (version 22H2) or Windows 11 (version 22H2 or higher)
  • 5th generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor or AMD Ryzen processor
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 1366x768 display resolution
  • ASIO-compatible audio hardware for Link support (also recommended for optimal audio performance)
  • Approximately 3 GB disk space on the system drive for the basic installation (8 GB free disk space recommended)
  • Optionally up to 76 GB disk space for additionally available sound content

macOS

  • macOS 11 Big Sur or higher
  • Intel® Core™ i5 processor or Apple Silicon
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 1280x800 display resolution
  • Core Audio compliant audio interface recommended
  • Approximately 3 GB disk space on the system drive for the basic installation (8 GB free disk space recommended)
  • Optionally up to 76 GB disk space for additionally available sound content

Live 11

Windows

  • Windows 10 (Build 1909 and later), Windows 11
  • Intel® Core™ i5 processor or an AMD multi-core processor
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 1366x768 display resolution
  • ASIO-compatible audio hardware for Link support (also recommended for optimal audio performance)
  • Approximately 3 GB disk space on the system drive for the basic installation (8 GB free disk space recommended)
  • Optionally up to 76 GB disk space for additionally available sound content

macOS

  • macOS High Sierra 10.13 to Sonoma 14
  • Intel® Core™ i5 processor
  • Apple silicon
  • 8 GB RAM
  • 1280x800 display resolution
  • Core Audio compliant audio interface recommended
  • Approximately 3 GB disk space on the system drive for the basic installation (8 GB free disk space recommended)
  • Optionally up to 76 GB disk space for additionally available sound content

Live 10

Windows

  • Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 
  • 64-bit Intel® (Intel® Core™ i5 processor or faster recommended) or AMD multi-core processor.
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
  • 1366x768 display resolution
  • ASIO-compatible audio hardware for Link support (also recommended for optimal audio performance)

macOS

  • macOS El Capitan 10.11.6 to Sonoma 14 (as of 10.1.43)
  • Intel® Core™2 Duo processor. Intel® Core™ i5 processor or faster recommended
  • Apple silicon using Rosetta (as of 10.1.35)
  • 4 GB RAM (8 GB or more recommended)
  • 1280x800 display resolution
  • Core Audio compliant audio interface recommended

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