Rivanni wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:19 pm
thecontrolcentre wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:13 pm
docbot wrote: ↑
Mon Apr 06, 2020 3:07 pm
I get the "don't change a winning horse" argument about Ableton Live. But it seems most people actually don't want a big change to Live, but rather quit small usability improvements to already existing features.
I don't understand why anyone would buy a DAW then demand features it doesn't have.
Not straight after you bought it, but after a few
years of use it's normal to ask for features you see in other DAWs and also like to see in the one you're using.
Or it could be that you've owned it forever, watched it get xyz features and have a list of your own that you wish it did?
I bought it specifically for Session View, and live performance, I wished it kept in that direction but it hasn't been the main focus for quite some time. Not trying to ruffle feathers here, but it's obvious their main focus is IT people wanting to relax and make a beat after work. Live performance focused more on a DJ style experience rather than live performance in a broader term of that.
Specifically, Live has touted it's abilities live, and to this day there are glaring holes there. It's no argument the least efficient DAW CPU cycle wise and Racks do not offer any way to rotate through software instruments you might want to perform with, they will all be actively consuming CPU. Sets are still the only way to radically change CC settings or software instruments without an elaborate scene setup that turns on and off various things to gain some CPU back, but that has a limitation of being a simple on and off switch, so songs can only be played in a single direction in a Set. Performance of course is still possible with Live, that's not what I'm saying, but it's main focus is gone, because I suppose for most people it's no big deal.
I didn't buy Bitwig until recently and IMO so far it's cool, they addressed the multiple instrument switching issue, but again performance isn't it's main audience I'm guessing.
I've messed with and owned most of the DAWs out there, and my feeling is they all sort of lose focus, if one was geared specifically towards performance it would have Chunks from DP10, Racks from Bitwig (and CPU compared to Live), Max4Live and Session View from Live, Alchemy from Logic, etc. etc.