Controllers and Interfaces That Comes With Free Ableton Live Lite

There are many MIDI keyboards and audio interfaces that come with a free copy of Ableton Live Lite. If you are just getting into music production or want to keep your set up lean, Live Lite is a great tool to have on your computer.

Below is a list of audio gear that comes with a free copy of Ableton Live Lite.

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Ableton Controllers

Ableton Push Controllers

These controllers are manufactured by Ableton for use with their software specifically. Push controllers come with a copy of Ableton Live Intro, which has fewer limitations than Ableton Lite.

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Akai APC Mini / APC40

These hardware controllers come with clip launching pads and faders designed to work with Ableton’s Session views. The APC40 comes with assignable effects knobs and a crossfader, perfect for live settings.

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Novation Launchkey 25 / 37 / 49 / 61

The Novation Launchkey controllers combiner a MIDI keyboard with a limited selection of launch pads. On the higher-end models, you’ll find a set of volume faders for quick mixing. Each controller comes with effects knobs and a pitch/mod wheel.

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Novation Launchpad / Launchpad Mini / Launchpad Pro

The Novation Launchpad series are 64 pad MIDI controllers designed to integrate with Ableton Live workflows. Each model comes with backlit pads and some additional knobs and buttons.

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Audio Interfaces

Focusrite Scarlett Interfaces

All of the Focusrite Scarlett audio interfaces come with a copy of Ableton Live Lite. These soundcards feature USB-powered class-leading conversion and sample rates.

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Focusrite Clarett Interfaces

The Focusrite Clarett audio interface and mic preamps also come with a free copy of Live Lite. Clarett series hardware features MIDI in/out, mic preamps, high-quality conversions, and high headroom for recording hot/dynamic sources.

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Tascam US-4×4 USB Audio/MIDI Interface

These Tascam audio interfaces come with an older version of Ableton Live 9 Lite, but you can upgrade on the Ableton website. Tascam US interface has both audio and MIDI input and outputs as well as high-quality Ultra-HDDA mic preamps.

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Zoom U-24 Handy Audio Interface

A portable audio interface that works with mac and pc. This interface comes with 2 XLR/TRS inputs, MIDI in/out, and RCA outputs. The U-24 will run on batteries or with the power adapter.

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Drum Pads

AKAI Professional MPD218

Super portable MPC style drum pad controller with 6 assignable effects knobs. The MPD218 works seamlessly with Ableton’s Drum Rack and Instrument presets.

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Korg nanoPAD2 Slim-Line

The Korg nanoPAD2 comes with 16 drum pads and an effect touchpad. Just plug it in and you can jam with the drum rack presets in the included copy of Ableton Live Lite.

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PreSonus ATOM / ATOM SQ Pad Controller

The PreSonus ATOM is a drum pad controller with 16 pads and 4 effects knobs. It includes and integrates with Ableton Live quickly and easily.

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MIDI Keyboards

Akai Professional MPK Mini

The Akai MPK Mini is a 25 key MIDI keyboard with 8 drum pads and 8 effects knobs. This midi controller also features a unique 4-way thumbstick.

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Akai Professional MPK2 25 / 49 / 61

The MPK2 comes in three sizes, 25 key, 49 key, and 61 key. The 49 and 61 key models come with 16 drum pads, 8 faders, and 8 effects knobs. All three models come with pitch and mod wheels for more expressive performances.

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Alesis V25 / V49 / V61

The Alesis V series comes with a free copy of Ableton Live Lite too! These MIDI keyboards come in 25 keys, 49 keys, 61 keys and each has 8 drum pads and 8 effects knobs.

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Alesis Q88

The Alesis Q88 is a full-range 88 key MIDI keyboard with semi-weighted keys. This keyboard is plain and simple with limited features like a pitch wheel and a mod wheel.

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Alesis Vortex Wireless 2

Of course, there is a Keytar that comes with a free copy of Ableton Live Lite! The Alesis Vortex would be awesome for producers in a live setting. 37 keys, 8 knobs, 8 faders, and a pitch wheel are all features of this awesome MIDI controller.

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Arturia MiniLab MKII

The MiniLab is a 25 key MIDI keyboard controller with 8 drum pads and 16 effects knobs. Octave up and down buttons allow for the full melodic range of the keyboard.

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Arturia KeyLab 25 / 49 / 61

The Arturia KeyLab features pitch and mod wheels, 8 drum pads, transport buttons, and 9 faders and effects knobs. The KeyLab comes with a free copy of Ableton Live Lite.

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Novation 49SL / 61SL

This Novation controller has plenty of features that work with Ableton Live. There are faders, clip launchers, and transport buttons.

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M-Audio Oxygen 25 / 49 / 61

The Oxygen MIDI keyboard features faders, transport buttons, drum pads, and effects knobs. All of them are assignable to Ableton Live.

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M-Audio Keystation 39 / 49 / 61 / 88

The Keystation is meant for piano players and features velocity-sensitive keys with pitch/mod wheels. As simple as it is it still comes with Ableton Live Lite.

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M-Audio Hammer 88

The M-Audio Hammer features 88 fully weighted keys and pitch/mod wheels. This keyboard player is perfect for the player looking for a piano feel while controlling software instruments.

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Novation Impulse 25 / 49 / 61

The Novation Impulse is a fully-featured MIDI keyboard with effects knobs and drum pads. There are also faders and the keys are semi-weighted.

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Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol

The Komplete Kontrol features compact keys, effects knobs, and some transport controls. The pitch wheel and mod wheel are replaced with intuitive touch strips.

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Akai Professional MIDImix

The Akai MIDImix is a lightweight portable USB mixer. The controller seamlessly maps to the included version of Ableton Live Lite as well as many other DAWs. MIDImix comes with 24 effects knobs, 16 buttons, and 8 fader channels + 1 master fader.

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Novation Launch Control XL

The Novation Launch Control mixer was designed to work fluidly with Ableton Live. There are 8 channels on this mixer, 24 knobs, and 16 pads that help you navigate through your performances.

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Roland MX-1 Performance Mixer

The Roland MX-1 is a channel mixer suited to both DAW and DJ applications. The mixer comes with onboard effects, a step effector, headphone cue, mix faders.

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Soundcraft Signature 10 / 12 / 16 / 22 Mixer

Soundcraft Analog Signature mixers also come with a free copy of Ableton Live Lite. These multi-track mixers come with Ghost preamps, Lexicon effects, and Dbx limiters. All 4 models are built with a sturdy metal body that is suitable for touring and mobility.

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Podcast Kits

AKG Pro Audio Podcaster Essentials Kit

The AKG Podcaster kit comes with AKG K371 headphones, a Lyra USB microphone, and a copy of Ableton Live Lite. All you need to get started with is your very own radio show or even Youtube videos.

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Focusrite Scarlett Solo Studio

This podcast kit comes with a Focusrite Solo audio interface, CM25 MkIII condenser microphone, HP60 MkIII professional closed-back headphones, and XLR and USB cables. In addition to the hardware, this kit also comes with a ton of music production software that you can use with your new free copy of Ableton Live Lite.

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