How much space do I need for Ableton Live?

The hardware recommendations for running Ableton Live 9 or 10 include at least:

  • Ableton takes 6GB of hard drive space to install. We highly recommend getting at least 250GB or more space for producing music.
  • A multicore processor (preferably an Intel i7); 4 GB RAM MINIMUM; However, we recommend getting at least 8GB for producing, especially if you are using third party plugins .
  • MacOS X 10.7 or later (with Live 10, MacOS 10.11.6 & up) , or PC Windows 7, 8, or 10;
  • You’ll want to have USB ports on your computer, as most MIDI controllers are still USB. However, you can find many adapters for Thunderbolt 3 to USB, and most computers are continuing to adopt Thunderbolt 3 ports now.

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