Intro only allows 4 VST instruments loaded at a time (I can use that many to layer a single pad - basslines can use up to 3). Way too low.
Cost to upgrade is insane (I suspect it will cost the same to upgrade Live as it would be to buy Bitwig Studio retail)
Dual monitor support
Love the original idea of Live, but think the finance department is running things at Ableton these days.
The different various upgrade pricing schemes mean they are trying to nickle and dime as best as possible. If you have v8 Gangnam Style edition, you pay 224 dollars. If you have v7 Bundled turd edition, you pay 312 dollars. Unless the moon is full and it is the 3rd Thursday of the month.. then you pay 256 dollars.
At this point, they have a major competitor (or rather, will in 5 or 6 months when it's released
) in Bitwig Studio. I look forward to seeing what that does to Live's retail price. Well, that is if Bitwig price their software lower. In any case, with development, they can't keep playing the same game anymore. But, if they choose to, I'm sure Bitwig will thank them.
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