Any benefits of upgrading to Live 7 now?

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Any benefits of upgrading to Live 7 now?

Post by Korhan » Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:52 pm

Hi Abes,

Live 8 with Maxforlive looks very exciting! As someone who did not upgrade to Live 7 (it did not offer me any benefits for my music making), will it make a difference for me to upgrade now? Or should I simply wait for Live 8 to come out?

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Post by Coupe70 » Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:54 pm

good question !
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Post by bulo » Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:55 pm

Yeah, you'll have 8 for 49€...
and go check, the upgrade for 6 to 7 is... free.
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Post by Coupe70 » Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:56 pm

bulo wrote:Yeah, you'll have 8 for 49€...
and go check, the upgrade for 6 to 7 is... free.
i doubt it.
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Post by mkelly » Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:58 pm

http://www.ableton.com/nl199-cantwaitfor8

Doesn't look like any discounts for upgrading now (unless you're coming from Lite/LE)
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Post by beatpoet » Fri Jan 16, 2009 4:58 pm

Coupe70 wrote:
bulo wrote:Yeah, you'll have 8 for 49€...
and go check, the upgrade for 6 to 7 is... free.
i doubt it.
Yup, go check. I'm on 7 but that's what peeps are saying


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Post by bulo » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:04 pm

This night, I had upgraded for free...
Surely a bug, but a very nice bug :wink:
That's true, and I'm not the only one.
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Post by Coupe70 » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:06 pm

from that article:
We in fact had several users successfully upgrade from Live 6 to 7 overnight, for free. That seems to have been either some extremely particular circumstance or a server glitch.
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Post by Korhan » Fri Jan 16, 2009 5:07 pm

In the ancient language of Abletonian, the actions 'buy' and 'upgrade' are two distinct actions and their distinction is key to understanding Ableton's überkompliziert buying/upgrading options. So in this case, the example given is about 'buying' live 7 and getting operator and drum racks for free. Long time Live users who upgrade to 7 will get nothing for free it seems and they will pay more for Live 8 than those people who have just bought Live 7 (I'm not 100% sure if this last statement is correct, so I need confirmation from someone)
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Post by swishniak » Fri Jan 16, 2009 6:05 pm

i feel a bit jipped - as i just bought the 6 - 7 upgrade 2 days ago.

ok - i had to do it for a project i was working on anyway, but ... .

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Post by Surreal » Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:19 pm

no reason at all.

none.

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Post by Korhan » Fri Jan 16, 2009 8:48 pm

I think this question deserves a reply from Ableton soon. Newcomers have been offered price cuts, freebies, etc but the old-timers get nothing. Actually I think we pay more for Live 8 than the newcomers, if the statements below are correct:

I will have to pay 250 USD to upgrade to Live 8 from Live 6. For Operator and Drum Machines, I will pay 240 USD extra, which will bring the total up to 490 USD.

A newcomer who buys Live 7 will pay 400 USD and get Operator and Drum Machines for free, and then pay only 60 USD more to upgrade to Live 8. A total of 460 USD.

As I customer who has paid for two upgrades (started with 4, upgraded to 5 and 6), opted not to upgrade to 7 (because 7 offered very little for me in terms of features) has to pay more (how much more is irrelevant) than a newcomer? Am I missing something? Are my figures correct?
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Post by astar » Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:01 pm

I am definitely surprised that there is basically no discount for going from Live 6 -> Live 8.

I was expecting the usual "Upgrade to Live 7 now and get Live 8 free!" offer. Sure enough, the one time I decide to skip an upgrade is the one time they don't have a free upgrade deal :(

$249 USD seems pretty steep for an upgrade, but the feature list is indeed impressive.

Does anyone know what cost difference would be if I go 6->7 then 7->8 vs. 6->8 ?

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Post by STRATEGY_510 » Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:04 pm

astar wrote:I am definitely surprised that there is basically no discount for going from Live 6 -> Live 8.

I was expecting the usual "Upgrade to Live 7 now and get Live 8 free!" offer. Sure enough, the one time I decide to skip an upgrade is the one time they don't have a free upgrade deal :(

$249 USD seems pretty steep for an upgrade, but the feature list is indeed impressive.

Does anyone know what cost difference would be if I go 6->7 then 7->8 vs. 6->8 ?

cheers

Yes, i also apparently waited all this time for nothing.


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Post by crumhorn » Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:10 pm

astar wrote:I am definitely surprised that there is basically no discount for going from Live 6 -> Live 8.

I was expecting the usual "Upgrade to Live 7 now and get Live 8 free!" offer. Sure enough, the one time I decide to skip an upgrade is the one time they don't have a free upgrade deal :(

$249 USD seems pretty steep for an upgrade, but the feature list is indeed impressive.

Does anyone know what cost difference would be if I go 6->7 then 7-> 8 vs. 6-> 8 ?

cheers
I have Live 6 + operator and upgrading to the boxed Live 8 Suite is actually 20 Euros cheaper than upgrading to the boxed Live 7 Suite.

In view of the current economic downturn I think they should offer an "Unwaged" discount. Why should students get all the best deals.
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