ableton needs to be half the price

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ableton needs to be half the price

Post by ash1 » Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:18 am

i think ableton is way over priced in the current credit crunch
neeeds to be half the price it is now i know the company needs to develop the software but i think a lot of people using ableton 7 will stay put.
a lot of potencial buyers will be put off by the price.
ableton 8 im my eyes is still a work in progress not a finished
article wonder when the first upgrade to fix bugs and the like will be available.
users who do venture to buy ableton 8 will soon be crying out for the first patch from the off im sure .
waiting for the flak which always comes when someone doesnt like what has been posted feel free bring it on.

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Re: ableton needs to be half the price

Post by Tone Deft » Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:26 am

I didn't know the company was up for sale.
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Re: ableton needs to be half the price

Post by six_o_clock_crow » Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:41 am

Ableton still has bills to pay, and is still a small company in the grand scheme of things. Its employees are affected by the credit crunch, just like we all are. Reducing the cost of Live or the upgrades wouldn't help Ableton in the long term. It needs all the revnue it can get.

The position I am in is this: I am strapped for cash; I really want the Live 8 upgrade; and I am considering whether I can afford it.

The fact that I am considering whether to get the upgrade or to pay the rent/buy food leads me to conclude that, as music is a hobby and not a living for me, I probably can't afford it.

I'd love to be able to afford lots of things right now; using your logic then every consumer item should be dropped in price.

I think all of our anger, in terms of how much stuff costs, should be directed at governments, banks and utility companies. If we weren't being ripped off by these people, we'd all have more disposable income to spend on music gear!
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Re: ableton needs to be half the price

Post by Mr Man » Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:52 am

dont worry to much about it

just buy it now

and then they will half the price, and bundle in the apc :lol:

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Re: ableton needs to be half the price

Post by selthym » Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:56 am

If Ableton halved the price, they would need to make twice as many sales. If you collected half the price from 500 mates, I am sure you could negotiate something with the Abes. It's basic business.

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Re: ableton needs to be half the price

Post by SubFunk » Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:09 am

it's not to expensive at all... get real.
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Re: ableton needs to be half the price

Post by DrXparaMental » Fri Apr 03, 2009 11:58 am

SubFunk wrote:it's not to expensive at all... get real.

Man, I TOTALLY agree! I came to the forum this morning for the express purpose of THANKING the Abes for being righteous. It's a KILLER deal. Better than I expected considered the quantum leap they made in 8. Suite is a horrendously good deal if you look at the purchase price of the individual packages and you don't already have a ton of their proprietary stuff.

Can't wait for my card to cycle...just a few more days of salivating! :lol:

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Re: ableton needs to be half the price

Post by Ajbbklyn » Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:16 pm

You don't like the price?
Don't buy.
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Re: ableton needs to be half the price

Post by IP » Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:31 pm

:lol:

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Re: ableton needs to be half the price

Post by polyslax » Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:33 pm

Ajbbklyn wrote:You don't like the price?
Don't buy.
Exactly! If the current price doesn't make business sense, it will force a change.

Personally, I'm sitting this one out to see what deals are offered to late upgraders. In the mean time I've got a nice Live 7 work flow.
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Re: ableton needs to be half the price

Post by silveriofunk » Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:53 pm

IP wrote::lol:

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true!

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Re: ableton needs to be half the price

Post by Meef Chaloin » Fri Apr 03, 2009 1:08 pm

IP wrote::lol:

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haha that's brilliant. I can't quite believe ableton is at the top of that list considering some of the names included

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Re: ableton needs to be half the price

Post by IP » Fri Apr 03, 2009 1:16 pm

dont you fill rich now??? :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

TELL THE TRUTH !!

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Re: ableton needs to be half the price

Post by necho » Fri Apr 03, 2009 1:19 pm

that's funny - especially when you consider how much Logic used to cost.... makes you think...

I'm going to try the Live 8 demo tonight and decided whether its worth it. Really not sure.




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Re: ableton needs to be half the price

Post by bpoteat » Fri Apr 03, 2009 1:26 pm

Meef Chaloin wrote:
IP wrote::lol:

Solutions for everybody
haha that's brilliant. I can't quite believe ableton is at the top of that list considering some of the names included
That comparison should be using Live 8 base, not Suite. Live is in the same price range as other DAWs.

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