Blackstar Live Logic review

A compact MIDI controller for Ableton that's designed especially for guitarists

Blackstar Live Logic
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Guitar World Verdict

Compact and super-rugged, the Blackstar Live Logic is a an intuitively designed MIDI controller to help guitar players navigate Ableton or bring any MIDI-enabled device into play.


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    Very tough build.

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    Designed for guitarists.

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    Can be used as general-purpose MIDI controller.

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    Ableton-approved and ships with Ableton Live 10 Lite.


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    For guitarists? Nothing.

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For a compact MIDI controller, the Blackstar is hard to beat at this price point. It’s a flexible and well-thought out piece of kit that even has decent software – normally where equipment manufacturers trip up. 

It’s built like a tank, and ships with Ableton Live 10 Lite, since it’s an Ableton-approved device.

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Alex Lynham

Alex Lynham is a gear obsessive who's been collecting and building modern and vintage equipment since he got his first Saturday job. Besides reviewing countless pedals for Total Guitar, he's written guides on how to build your first pedal, how to build a tube amp from a kit, and briefly went viral when he released a glitch delay pedal, the Atom Smasher.