Could This Be The Next Ableton Live Interface?

Ableton Live. Probably the people’s fave DAW for electronic music production & performance. It’s lean, easy to use and powerful. But, maybe it's a good time for a new GUI? Vlad Shagov thinks so.  

Although you can modify the look of Ableton Live, it’s light to medium greyness is distinctive. But light gray, while all the rage a few years back, has been steadily replaced in favor of a darker GUI in other creative software. Apple’s Logic Pro X is a prime example. Here’s version 9 vs 10 below and Adobe’s Creative Suite has gone the same way too.

Logic Pro 9 vs Logic Pro X

Logic Pro 9 vs Logic Pro X, who turned the lights out?

And now, Vlad Shagov has been busy reimagining what Ableton Live could look like in a darker future. His concept interface changes have not only caught the attention of Facebook, but also of at least one Ableton employee who is following Vlad’s Dribble page, and who we’re assuming is in the Ableton design department.

As Vlad says: “I know that Ableton Live's interface is already simple and flat. But I was trying to make it look even more clean.”

Whether his designs will make their way into the next version of Live X or not… we don’t know. But one thing is for sure, Facebook are really digging these new designs first created and shared back on September 18th.

The menu:

Vlad Shagov Ableton Live Concept: Focus on the menu.

Vlad Shagov Ableton Live Concept: Focus on the menu.

Clip View:

Vlad Shagov Ableton Live Concept: Look at those clips...

Vlad Shagov Ableton Live Concept: Look at those clips...

A close-up of the Mixer panel:

Vlad Shagov Ableton Live Concept: The mixer is gorgeous too.

Vlad Shagov Ableton Live Concept: The mixer is gorgeous too.

The entire interface in all its clean and minimal glory:

Vlad Shagov Ableton Live Concept: The full view.

Vlad Shagov Ableton Live Concept: The full view.

Would you like to see the next version of Ableton Live looking like this? Drop us a comment below and share your thoughts.

 

 

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Discussion

stereospread
Ableton 10 is on it's way apparently, maybe they'll use this skin for it. What a beautiful piece of work!
HectorDeMar
This is somehitng i most definitely would love to see in ableton. I think its time to change the light skin and evolve a bit. Those concepts look sharp.

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