Ableton Survey - Would you recommend Ableton Live?

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robogone
KVRAF
21376 posts since 26 Jul, 2005 from Gone

Post Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:05 am

ZenPunkHippy wrote:Yes it's official, I also got the link via email from Ableton. It did strike me as a very short survey, though.

Peace,
Andy.
Didn't get one yet. If I had one that might have not made me think about this, but strange that it wasn't front and center on the site :shrug:

machinesworking
KVRian
1307 posts since 15 Aug, 2003 from seattle

Post Sun Jan 20, 2013 1:10 pm

Curious to know what others think? I've always used Live in conjunction with a more traditional DAW, either Logic or Digital Performer. I've used and owned Live since version 3, and although I write and perform in Live, I don't think I'd ever want to do without a larger more complex DAW like DP for mixing, SysEx, CC editing, and linear arrangement compositions.

strangedogs
KVRist
387 posts since 30 Mar, 2006 from North Florida

Post Sun Jan 20, 2013 6:32 pm

"Would you recommend Ableton Live?"

No. To me it's just bizarre looking and I just can't get my head around it.
Now the proud owner of an avid 11 Rack, Running Pro Tools 10.3.3 - for me it's heaven!

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memyselfandus
KVRAF
5127 posts since 29 Apr, 2006

Post Tue Jan 22, 2013 7:23 pm

If no one mentions the PDC issue in the survey.. I doubt they will take it any more seriously than they have in the past.

in fact that is probably why they have this survey. to see how many people actually don't know what it is or care..

just speculation of course

SadPuppyBlues
KVRist
498 posts since 9 Jul, 2008

Post Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:52 pm

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OzWozEre
KVRist
349 posts since 5 Nov, 2012

Post Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:11 pm

Would you recommend Live as a DAW?

NO

Would you recommend Live as a multitrack CD player?

YES

ksandvik
KVRian
575 posts since 26 Aug, 2005 from North California

Post Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:08 pm

I did have big hopes about Live, since 2.1 days. Not anymore.

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V0RT3X
KVRAF
7069 posts since 4 Jul, 2012 from Canada

Post Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:44 am

I gave it a 8

said they got to fix PDC so people quit bashing it.

I forgot to mention envelope snapping though :dog:
Developers please focus only on 64bit development. Let 32-bit finally die and become a thing of the past.

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memyselfandus
KVRAF
5127 posts since 29 Apr, 2006

Post Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:26 am

agreed

hibidy
KVRAF
42539 posts since 21 Dec, 2005

Post Tue Jan 29, 2013 4:09 pm

People are plenty pissed about it, that's all I can say :lol:

VitaminD
Pick Me Pick me!
8632 posts since 12 Mar, 2002 from a state of confusion

Post Tue Jan 29, 2013 5:07 pm

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)

PDC

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 :hihi:) 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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hibidy
KVRAF
42539 posts since 21 Dec, 2005

Post Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:45 pm

VitaminD wrote:(I suspect it will cost the same to upgrade Live as it would be to buy Bitwig Studio retail)
I'd just buy bitwig............wait...........you can't.............DOH!

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memyselfandus
KVRAF
5127 posts since 29 Apr, 2006

Post Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:20 am


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