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Reasons you love Ableton

Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 5:17 am
by c33
ho ho ho.. let's list all the reasons we love Live.. and check it twice :wink:

1. I love how many ways there are to execute something / that when I think I've hit a brick wall, Live usually proves me wrong

2. That I've been working with it for months now and still learn something new almost every time I use it.

Re: Reasons you love Ableton

Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:56 am
by Machinesworking
The audio routing, best of show DAW wise.

The way it handles fixing timing in audio tracks.

The simplicity is nice sometimes. <-- I'm mixed about this, I use other DAWs and sometimes you want the complexity, if Ableton can add it in while keeping it simple on the surface, that would be the best of both worlds.

There is still not a better DAW for performing live.

Re: Reasons you love Ableton

Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:00 am
by nuxnamon
i actually don't use it anymore.. i just like hanging around here... :D

Re: Reasons you love Ableton

Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 8:53 am
by friend_kami
umm..
i paid for it, so i am forcing myself to still love it even though i tend to hate it more and more often.
it's great for quickly sketching up audio, and the rack feature is great, but i don't think they thought through how exactly it handles several tracks properly. takes up unneccessary space (try making a group track of 20 tracks, and watch the minioverview expand. now duplicate these grouptracks 10 times and shoot yourself in the foot), lack of precise automation control is just horrible, and multitrack handling in general is horrible (watch live crumble is you hold ctrl and try to duplicate that short piece of highlighted audio into another track at another location and you have to wait several minutes because you decided to zoom in and do some detailed work, as live frantically tries to move from point a to point in order to let you drop that piece of audio inplace of another clip. especially when working vertically. wtf ableton..) and the instability really makes me want my money back, but since there's no dice on that call; i love it.

still, i can't work faster anywhere else simply because of racks.
ironic, really.

tell you one thing though: it's better be made out of pure magic for me to drop money on an upgrade heh.


oh, here's another thing: i've yet to have a single reply from techsupport regarding my bugsends. i do get the automatic "we've collected your bugreport" email though, so it almost feels like proper support.

Re: Reasons you love Ableton

Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:09 am
by swishniak
its an instrument rather than a DAW

Re: Reasons you love Ableton

Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:12 am
by rosti
<3 racks!!!
<3 session view
<3 Super quick workflow
<3 All the stuff in one window. No popups (except for vsts)
<3 Audio routing is ├╝ber

</3 Automation "curves" (makes me a sad panda)
</3 the zoom bar can be annoying sometimes.. scrolling while zooming really close = rage
</3 No mixer in the arrangement view.

Re: Reasons you love Ableton

Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:39 am
by Odd Reminiscences
Does everything I want it to, except for exporting in mp3 format.

Re: Reasons you love Ableton

Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:47 am
by Tweaking Knobs
The bezier curves, the smooth automation and snap to beat, record to session view , the advanced midi editing in piano roll and arrangement and the built in LFOs


:)

Re: Reasons you love Ableton

Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:09 am
by friend_kami
rosti wrote: </3 the zoom bar can be annoying sometimes.. scrolling while zooming really close = rage

my gods don't get me started on that man.
the days i've spent screaming at ableton for their designflaws hah.
holyshit.

Re: Reasons you love Ableton

Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 11:48 am
by Szuumm
My favourite thing is the way they force you to keep using it, even though you dislike it.

Re: Reasons you love Ableton

Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:38 pm
by synnack
1) Follow Actions. Yay!
2) Ability to drag different songs into each other from browser. Yay!
3) Exposed API. Yay!
4) Ability to use this API and make your own devices, or use hundreds of devices other people made and share. Yay!
5) Operator. Yay!

Re: Reasons you love Ableton

Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 12:58 pm
by rosti
tempus3r wrote:1) Follow Actions. Yay!
3) Exposed API. Yay!
oh. I forgot about that.

<3 M4L (for those who use it)

also
<3 Remote control scripts + other midi stuff
<3 User community

Re: Reasons you love Ableton

Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:28 pm
by Electric Blue Studios
Tweaking Knobs wrote:The bezier curves, the smooth automation and snap to beat, record to session view , the advanced midi editing in piano roll and arrangement and the built in LFOs


:)
:lol:

Re: Reasons you love Ableton

Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 1:54 pm
by Komodovaran
The interface. It actually looks good, contrary to most DAWs.

Re: Reasons you love Ableton

Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 3:01 pm
by crystalmsc
I can use it, LIVE :D