Ableton Live 10 Intro

Ableton Live Intro is an application for sound recording, live electronics and all kinds of music production. It’s a downscaled version of Ableton Live Standard/Suite with less features than its bigger brothers, but enough knobs to keep you going for hours. 



The Norwegian Academy of Music owns a site license of Ableton Live Intro making it possible to install the application on students and employees private computers. 

System requirements

What you’ll need to install and run Ableton Live 10 Intro:

  • Intel® Mac with Mac OS X 10.5 or later, or PC with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
  • Multicore processor
  • 2 GB RAM
  • 1024x768 display
  • 3GB free disk space


There are two different versions of the installation files (OS X & Windows). Ensure you download the correct version for your operating system. OSX: Download file ending with .dmg Windows: Downlaod the file endring with .zip

Download from here.

Windows users: Remember to unzip the downloaded files before installing: Right-click the downloaded file and choose Unzip all…/Pakk ut alle…. 

Install the downloaded files following the on screen instruction

OS X users: Your computer may be suspicious to software provided by other than apple/appstore. If so, visit System setting/Systemvalg - Security/Sikkerhet og personvalg and allow Ableton to install. 



To unlock all the features of Ableton Live 9 Intro you need to authorize the software. The music technology teacher will authorize it for you next lesson or send an email to Håkon Kvidal to make an appointment.

You may work with Ableton prior to authorization by choosing Authorize Later, but some features, i.e. saving are disabled until authorizing. 

PS: It’s possible to download a full featured 30-days trial version of Ableton from here. You may keep on working with Live Sets (projects) created with the trial version with the Intro version when its authorized. 

Demo Live Sets

After you’ve installed and launched Ableton you’ll hopefully hear the sound of the demo Live Set. You may start and stop playback with the spacebar. 

Disable automatic updates

Installing updates may reqire re-autorization. To avoid re-autorization diable Automatic Updates.

  1. Choose Options/Live – Preferences…
  2. Choose Licenses/Maintenance
  3. Disable Get Automatic Updates


In Ableton: choose Help – Help View and choose A tour of Live in the right column of the program window. 

Lydredigering i Ableton Live from Håkon Kvidal on Vimeo.


Looper i Ableton Live from Håkon Kvidal on Vimeo.



Romklang i Ableton Live from Håkon Kvidal on Vimeo.

Sist oppdatert: 8. mai 2014