Any benefits of upgrading to Live 7 now?

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Post by Lkdog » Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:47 pm

So how much is the upgrade going to be from Live 7 to Live 8?

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Post by Korhan » Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:50 pm

I just remembered that my Korg Nanokontrol came with a discount coupon for Live 7. It turned out that the coupon was good for 50 USD, which meant that I could upgrade to 7 for 69 USD, which I promptly did. If anyone among you have not yet used those coupons, maybe it's time.

I guess this means I upgrade to 8 at a discount, too.
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Post by Korhan » Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:52 pm

That is not posted on the site yet, but new buyers of Live 7 upgrade for 59 USD. I assume this is valid for existing Live 7 users as well. If not, we should take Ableton to the Human Rights Court! :-)
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Post by echothat » Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:01 pm

as far as I can tell the whole can't wait for 8 gimick is the purpose of giving new Live 7 users a break on the upgrade to 8. They have an 8-week upgrade policy last I checked, but it seem version 8 won't be out until Quarter 2 so it will be longer than 8 weeks.

As for existing Live 6 and 7 users, looks like we have to shell out the 189 for download, or 229 for the box: newsletter just came out with a link to their site: http://www.ableton.com/nl199-live-8-upgrades

Bummer for me and all other long-time Live users. Fair, I don't know?

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Post by Korhan » Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:14 pm

On that link the upgrade from 7 to 8 is 59 USD. Maybe you looked at a different page or something? And Live 6 to 8 is 239 USD.
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Post by Korhan » Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:16 pm

Echothat, I know what the problem is. I've just bought Live 7 using that coupon, so the link you've sent displays the upgrade options for me. This confirms that Live 7 owners will be able to upgrade to Live 8 for 59 USD. The Suite upgrade costs 259USD and includes:

Live 7 to Live 8 Upgrade (Download)
Operator
Sampler
Analog
Tension
Electric
Drum Machines
Collision
Latin Percussion
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Post by bulo » Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:30 pm

Live 7 owners will be able to upgrade to Live 8 for 59 USD
Yeap. That's clear since the begining no? It's written in the "can't wait..." things page.
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Post by Korhan » Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:44 pm

It wasn't that clear unfortunately. Only new purchases of Live 7 were mentioned in that section with no clear reference to current Live 7 owners. Some people, including myself, thought that only new buyers would benefit from the discounted upgrade to Live 8.
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Post by astar » Sat Jan 17, 2009 4:33 am

Live 7 owners will be able to upgrade to Live 8 for 59 USD
Wow, I think I need a detailed user manual just for Ableton's pricing system :wink:

So, let me get this straight.

I have Live 6.

If I upgrade from 6->8 it will cost me 249 USD (it says this on my upgrade page)

Or if I upgrade to Live 7 now it will cost me 119 USD.
And according to posts above, the upgrade from 7->8 will then be 59 USD.

So going upgrade path of 6->7->8 will cost me a total of 178 USD and going 6->8 will cost me 249 USD

Am I right?

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Post by supamonsta » Sat Jan 17, 2009 4:55 am

... :?

(was mad beeing freely downloading upgrade 6>7, but they ask a serial for this new upgrade when you launch the application...)

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Post by supamonsta » Sat Jan 17, 2009 5:02 am

@ bulo :

you lucky one. I downloaded the upgrade 6>7 but they still ask a new serial number... :cry:

don"t tell me you didn't need any serial? 8O

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Post by dcease » Sat Jan 17, 2009 5:35 am

@ astar
ableton, on can't wait for 8 page, wrote:Please note: These offers are not valid on educational products or upgrades from older full versions of Ableton Live.
sooo, if you are new, you get live7 for $399(dl)/499(box) and an upgrade to 8 for 59/99,
7 suite for 649/849 upgrade for free download, and prolly 100-300 for box.

if you have lite or le, it's 299/319-upgrade to 7, then 59/99 to upgrade to 8,
and 609/729-upgrade to 7 suite then free for download suite 8, and prolly 100-300 for suite 8 box.

now, i have 7 suite, so not sure if prices will be different for current standard 7 owners, but my upgrades to 8 and 8 suite go like this- live 8 189/229, and 8 suite 229/299. plus a $30 off coupon (rather minus=). so i imagine people who have standard 7 right now will have a slightly higher 8 suite upgrade price...

make sense? :lol:

@Korhan, if you want operator and drum machines, i'd suggest trying to get a hold of a copy of live lite (if you don't already have one lying about), and you could upgrade it to 7 for 299, and get operator/d.m., and upgrade to 8 for 59... 358 total. or go for suite, how much would that be for 6 -8, around 350-500?

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Post by Korhan » Sat Jan 17, 2009 8:34 am

Hi dcease,

I don't actually want operator or drum machines, but thanks for taking the time to suggest that route.

The thread below has more up-to-date info on pricing:

http://forum.ableton.com/viewtopic.php?t=104874

Basically it seems you get Live 8 for 59 USD if you upgrade to Live 7 now from Live 1-6.
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