In a rather honest post over on the Ableton Forum by CEO Gerhardt Behles, an apology has been issued to users of Live 8:
The post goes on:
We hope this plan finds your understanding and agreement. We'd like to wish you a very happy holiday season and a wonderful 2010!
Gerhard Behles, CEO
Quite an unusual and refreshingly honest post. Especially important that they iron out any bugs with the recent and major inclusion of Max for Live. Up to now, their record has been exceedingly good.
yeah, honest, but a bit late, I had major problems with Live version 7 (and 8), mostly sync and midi timing related. I still use Live for recording (but not for mixing) as it is very quick to setup routings and map midi controllers, as well as for occasional sound processing. But composing, not anymore! I bought akai mpc1k for sequencing and sampling and its perfect, rock solid timing and I can finally concentrate on music and not be a full time computer tech. maybe in a few years I'll buy a new computer and will upgrade to M4L. but the fact is - I don't have to spend 1/1.5k on computer every two years anymore!!! I better spend money on euro modules and not on stuff that becomes obsolete after a while. Anyway, good move, Gerhardt. Live is still the best software out there for composing and playing live, actually, the only real solution for playing live with computers.
30-Dec-09 04:31 AM
16 track multitimbral synthesiser with fully sequenceable parameter locks, video synthesis and the introduction of step components.