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Thread: Ableton Live vs Fruity Loops - Ableton Wins

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    Ableton Live vs Fruity Loops - Ableton Wins

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    I've used both - btw fully functional demos are available on their respective websites. Heres my opinion:

    Interface: Ableton Live has a cleaner look and is more intuitive to use.

    Virtual Instruments: Fruity Loops has more instruments, but Ableton comes with gigs of professional sampled sounds eg. real acoustic piano, jazz guitar, violins etc.

    Sampling: In Ableton you can chop up a sample and add the individual slices to Impulse - the built in drum machine - and then trigger the parts using a midi controller, very similar to Fruity Loops.

    Effects: You get your usual EQs, compressors, and reverbs in both programs - however in Live the way you set up the effects is much more fun, using a rack like system.

    Workflow: This is where Ableton Live blows away the competition and what its famous for. It quite a unique setup where samples, loops, midi data are triggered from a set of stacked vertical cells, and this then recorded (real time if you want) onto the traditional horizontal sequencing grid.
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    I have some friends who swear by Ableton Live. When I first saw it I was a bit turned off by the cartoonish look it has to it, but you shouldn't judge a book by it's cover. I know DJ's who use it for making remixes, as well as using it for perfomances.

    Fruity Loops, from what I've heard is a very good entry level program that can do most of what the other ones can do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by phatpat
    I've used both - btw the fully functionally demos are available on their respective websites. Heres my opinion:

    Interface: Ableton Live has a cleaner look and is more intuitive to use.

    Virtual Instruments: Fruity Loops has more instruments, but Ableton comes with gigs of professional sampled sounds eg. real acoustic piano, jazz guitar, violins etc.

    Sampling: In Ableton you can chop up a sample and add the individual slices to Impulse - the built in drum machine - and then trigger the parts using a midi controller, very similar to Fruity Loops.

    Effects: You get your usual EQs, compressors, and reverbs in both programs - however in Live the way you set up the effects is much more fun, using a rack like system.

    Workflow: This is where Ableton Live blows away the competition and what its famous for. It quite a unique setup where samples, loops, midi data are triggered from a set of stacked vertical cell, and this then recorded (real time if you want) onto the traditional horizontal sequencing grid.

    In a few minutes, people are going to knock you out.

    ALOT (TOO MANY) people on this site use frutiy loops, be careful when you hate on it or say something is better.

    I have FL but i dont like it. i think it takes more than 1 computer program to be a producer...

    But I hear what your saying...

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    first off, you are the first person to actually like the sounds(i guess you're talking about the EIC) that come with live...everything else you said though was on point, except the knock or comparison with fruity loops...two different programs that have different approaches to the same end...you can be successful with both...ur entitled to your opinion but, i wouldn't call it the law...by the way, i use ableton myself...

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    In my honest lil opinion I think FL studio works more like Pro Tools, Cubase, Logic, etc...so for that fact a newbie would be able to work with other programs easier later on down the line. That doesn't mean that Pro Tools, Cubase, Logic etc...are better than Live or FL, but are more common when gigging or doin collabs outside of your lab. I tried Ableton and really just didn't like it, I'm not Scott Storch or anything, but since we are giving out opinions and whatnot, I feel that Ableton is ok, but I feel fruity has more of a common workflow than Ableton and like I said, when you have to work outside your lab, it's gonna be an easier transition...my .02
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    The Lite version of Live came with my soudcard as well as Sonar LE and Cubase LE. Out of the 3 i Liked Cubase LE the best and Ableton the least for what i do. To me, it didn't seem as equipped to sequence hardware

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    Keep in mind when someone crowns a specific sequencer as the champ they are speaking only for themselves, and thier personal workflow.
    Everyone has workflow of thier own, and thats why every sequencer has a differant approach.

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    How about Maturity Vs. Immaturity...
    Maturity wins.
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    when i bought my axiom there was a bundled version of abelton live 6 or something, still havent popped in that disc

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    I wish Ableton was the first program I had learned how to use to make music...

    It's the last one I'll use. Ableton fits my workflow like no other.
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