Ableton HQ: "Live 9 will include no new functionality, but instead focus on fixes and improvements to what is already there."I do not care about a Live 9... I just want Live 8 more stable... and when there is a Live 9, what I want most are basic improvements and really make all the features already there solid and efficient. There is too much stuff that feels half-assed.
Forum: "BUT LIVE 8 WAS A DISASTER AND NOW WE HAVE TO PAY MORE JUST TO GET THE STABLE PRODUCT IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN THE FIRST PLACE!"
Ableton HQ: "Live 9 will include the new features X, Y, and Z, in addition to additional fixes the existing functionality."
Forum: "BUT WHY DOESN'T IT HAVE FEATURES T, U, V, AND W??! AND WE HAVE TO PAY MORE TO GET THE FIXES WE SHOULD HAVE HAD IN THE FIRST PLACE?!"
Ableton HQ: "Live 9 will include new features T, U, V, W, X, Y, and Z."
Forum: "BUT THEY'RE SPREADING THEIR DEVELOPMENT TOO THIN! THESE ARE ALL GOING TO BE HALF-ASSED AND USELESS LIKE AMP AND THE VOCODER AND IT'S NOT GOING TO BE STABLE! AND WHY ISN'T THERE SESSION AUTOMATION!?"
Ableton HQ: "Live 9 has been completely rewritten to include the long-sought feature, Session Automation. Because of the amount of development resources required to completely redesign the architecture, we were unable to offer any additional enhancements in this release, and we ask that you bear with us with any unanticipated stability problems, which we will continue to work hard to iron out."
Forum: "BUT WHY AREN'T THERE ANY NEW FEATURES? I'M NOT PAYING FOR SESSION AUTOMATION, I JUST USE ARRANGEMENT VIEW ANYWAY! WHY DO WE HAVE 2 BACK TO BACK RELEASES FULL OF BUGS?!?!"
Ableton HQ: "We will not be putting out any new upgrades at this time, as we continue to address the stability issues that have caused so much commotion in the user community."
Forum: "THIS IS BULLSHIT, WHY IS THERE NO NEW VERSION?! WE DESERVE NEW FEATURES AFTER PUTTING UP WITH A BUGGY MESS!"
Ableton HQ: "We have committed all of our development time to perfecting MIDI sync among multiple MIDI devices and instances of Live in this new version 9 of Live"
3phase: "Sorry, but that won't fix my sync issues."