Upgrade costs?

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Post by robbmasters » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:13 pm

crumhorn wrote:From Live 6 + operator + EIC

to Live 8 download = 199 Euro
to Live 8 Boxed = 229
to Live 8 Suite download = 329
to Live 8 Suite boxed = 379
Where did you find these prices? I'm looking to upgrade from 6 too...
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Post by Emissary » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:14 pm

179 euros to upgrade to the suite for me. normally with the pound this weak i would run a mile. but this update is so dam good i cant wait to throw my money at them.

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Post by anamexis » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:16 pm

robbmasters wrote:
crumhorn wrote:From Live 6 + operator + EIC

to Live 8 download = 199 Euro
to Live 8 Boxed = 229
to Live 8 Suite download = 329
to Live 8 Suite boxed = 379
Where did you find these prices? I'm looking to upgrade from 6 too...
http://www.ableton.com/live-8-upgrades

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Post by crumhorn » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:19 pm

robbmasters wrote:
crumhorn wrote:From Live 6 + operator + EIC

to Live 8 download = 199 Euro
to Live 8 Boxed = 229
to Live 8 Suite download = 329
to Live 8 Suite boxed = 379
Where did you find these prices? I'm looking to upgrade from 6 too...
They are my personal upgrade prices from the Ableton shop --> http://www.ableton.com/live-8-upgrades

Crazy thing is my quote for upgrading to the boxed Live 7 suite is 399 euro ??????
(319 download)

I'm rather glad I sat out Live 7 now!
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Post by robbmasters » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:25 pm

Thank you (was sure I'd been there!)

From the basic Live 6 (no instruments) I'm getting

Upgrade to Ableton Suite (Download)
EUR 349 (about £315)

Upgrade to Ableton Suite (Boxed)
EUR 419 (about £375)

Live 1-6 to Live 8 Upgrade (Download)
EUR 199 (about £180)

Live 1-6 to Live 8 Upgrade (Box)
EUR 229 (about £205)


Damn the exchange rate!

Reckon I'll be going for the last one...
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Post by aqua_tek » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:31 pm

189 USD from L7 to the NON-Suite L8 doesn't sound too bad. I've gotten by fine without all the suite instruments so far. Think I can continue along that path for now.

Have to see how much Max for Live would set us back. Hopefully there will be some sort of discount for Max 5 owners.

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Post by adventurepants_ » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:40 pm

any sign yet of a 'upgrade to Live 7 now, get 8 free type offer?'

ive been holding off upgrading from 6 for too long now, and drum racks are calling my name. if not, i guess i wait till march!
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Post by robbmasters » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:43 pm

adventurepants_ wrote:any sign yet of a 'upgrade to Live 7 now, get 8 free type offer?'

ive been holding off upgrading from 6 for too long now, and drum racks are calling my name. if not, i guess i wait till march!
I was hoping for that (it's multiple controller lanes that have been calling my name). But doesn't look like it so far...
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Post by philipc » Thu Jan 15, 2009 9:54 pm

That price hurts given that the Sterling has become utterly f***ed in the past year, but needs must.

Any idea what the educational discount was in previous years?

Edit: Google is my friend. from 6 to 7 for Educational customers was $109 down from $159 and its EUR149 this time sooo.......

...if the discount stays roughly the same across versions and currencies, that'd be EUR102.14 for an educational license download upgrade from 7 to 8.

Which makes it GBP91.54 or $US134.04 at today's rates.

Thats much less painful.
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Post by Mr Man » Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:00 pm

as usual its heavy overpriced for those who have upgraded over the years :x

im sure ive said before but i think they should reduce price a % every time you upgrade

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Post by rbro » Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:04 pm

Mr Man wrote:as usual its heavy overpriced for those who have upgraded over the years :x

im sure ive said before but i think they should reduce price a % every time you upgrade
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Post by steffensen » Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:12 pm

Can i upgrade only Live 7 to v8, even if i own the suite? (i mean without the suite, just to make sure)

Im really not interested in anything in the suite, besides Operator and Sampler.
But i guess, as those are included in the suite, they wont get updated then, or..?

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Post by gavscope » Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:16 pm

$189- US upgrade price? That for me is $285- Aud.
This is way too much- I have spent over $1100- on Ableton, and now people are getting Live 8 Suite for the same price I paid for Live 5! I feel insulted to be honest.

It's a great upgrade, but there will be Max for Live that will be more to shell out etc.... I just don't have it... piracy is looking like an option...

Some sort of payment plan option would at least help me out with such an expense... :x

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Post by GT » Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:18 pm

Hey,

I just got the Ableton Newsletter!

Worth check it out! :wink:

Thank You! :) I totally feel like its Christmas now... :)

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Post by gp23 » Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:23 pm

6 to 7 download was EUR 99. I'm surprised that the equivalent 7 to 8 download is now EUR 149. Add to this the exchange rates and it means I'd be paying almost twice as much in £ for 8 as I paid for 7. It's an expensive upgrade and not one I'll be rushing into making, I'm afraid.

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