Live Performance Software for Mac

I’m looking for live performance software. Ableton Live does what I need done, but at $450, it seems like purchasing a new car to have a place to sit.

  • Ableton Live Feature List
  • Unlimited Audio and MIDI tracks
  • Unlimited Scenes
  • 12 Send and Return tracks
  • 256 mono audio input channels
  • 256 mono audio output channels
  • Complex warp modes
  • Audio-slicing
  • Audio to MIDI
  • 11GB of Sounds
  • 5 Software Instruments
  • 33 Audio Effects
  • 8 MIDI Effects
  • What I Need
  • 1 Audio Track
  • Unlimited Scenes
  • 0 Send and Return tracks
  • 0 mono audio input channels
  • 2 mono audio output channels
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I need it to trigger mp3 files, loop them, and change the file based on MIDI input. Is there something out there for Mac that does this? I’ve spent far too many hours researching this already. Help me out, internet!



Reaper Only has actions assignable to 30 regions. So… no go there.

Logic I might be able to write my own from scratch using Scripter and the ESX24. I do not want to do this.

Mainstage I’ve not seen anyone do this in Mainstage. Possible?

Ableton Live 9 Intro Doesn’t have enough scenes.