In theory. Practically every single release is a compromize. And this is also true for every piece of electronic music hardware I own. At some point a company has to decide to release that thing. If you wait for the perfect product you'll wait an infinite time and you are off the scene before you've even started. The problem is that it is hard to find the right balance. And in retrospective we felt, that with Live 8 that balance was not as we would it like to be. A situation which was for many reasons not forseeable so clearly during the development process.anybody human wrote:Wow, we really are fanboys.
"We value quality over innovation". After a football team lost a game the press said "but they played hard". The coach said, "I take playing hard for granted, I want execution so we can win the game". Isn't quality supposed to be a given?
It is more effective to do this now than doing anything else. See some earlier postings.If this is anything other than damage control then there are big problems, long term. The whole team is working on bug fixes? Yikes!
Enough to make us care about it!
3rd party issues can't all be solved by the host, the other manufacturers have to see enough Live use to care unfortunately. It took Netflix years to cater to Macs. How many people actually bought M4L?
Old known problem: 'complete DAW' plus live perfromance tool plus other things is a combination that takes more resources than we have. Feel free to have a look at jobs@abeton...
Share wasn't used by customers, people don't even want to collaborate with folks they know. I applaud the innovation, but I think Live missed the boat by not doing whatever it took to get a reputation as a full featured DAW (basics not bundled content), they already had the innovation angle.
It seems we cannot do it right for everyone, which is not a surprise given the large and diverse user base. Read newspapers, have a look how politics, economics and social interaction works. Its all about negotiation, about making decissions, about discussing solutions. If an idea is really a very good idea or just okay or does not work out as intended is usually something which shows much later. As I said in an earlier post, Gerhard and Bernd decided after long internal discussions to post their message. Of course you can perceive it as a marketing move, but for us its more. And btw. if something's really wrong within a company the public / users are typically the last ones who get notified.....
Hope they get it figured out but this is a bad sign. To say it's a good sign is just spin IMO, which is hopefully what the original statement was about cos if they really stopped working on the next release something's wrong.