Is NI buying Ableton?!

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Is NI buying Ableton?!

Post by simpleton » Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:00 pm

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Re: Is NI buying Ableton?!

Post by H20nly » Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:13 pm

after reading it on the internet, i'm convinced.

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Re: Is NI buying Ableton?!

Post by hacktheplanet » Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:32 pm

Oh lord god jesus christ no. That would be a nightmare. NI makes some innovative shit for real, but a lot of it is still a little half-baked.
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Re: Is NI buying Ableton?!

Post by Punky921 » Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:49 pm

While it's pretty clear to me that NI is moving closer to integrating all its products, I can't imagine that NI will want to inherit all the legacy stuff from Ableton.

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Re: Is NI buying Ableton?!

Post by 3dot... » Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:57 pm

He said it.... NI is buying Ableton... no real reason to keep it a secret anymore then.. it was too much to bear really...
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Re: Is NI buying Ableton?!

Post by simmerdown » Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:10 pm

Im predicting NI will buy Ableton and Live 9 will be released....

that is the way all big announcements are made these days, speculative random forum posts.... of course, genius guerilla marketing

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Re: Is NI buying Ableton?!

Post by botstein » Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:20 pm

the_planet wrote:Oh lord god jesus christ no.
I totally heart NI and Ableton, but I don't know that I want this either. I love this exclamation, planet. It would sound great in a Caribbean accent.
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Re: Is NI buying Ableton?!

Post by 3dot... » Mon Oct 08, 2012 11:22 pm

...and because Bitwig IS Ableton... :roll:
then they get 2 for the price of 1 !
basically NI is getting a beta and a never ending beta for the price of 1 (small) software company+fancy espresso machine and some midi controllers.
expect a "Upload to beatport" button... is all I'm saying
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Re: Is NI buying Ableton?!

Post by luddy » Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:23 am

Nightmare. The worst music software company buying the best music software company!?

There's almost nothing that would make me walk away from Live at this point; Ableton being purchased by NI is an exception.

Terrible interfaces; a past littered with abandoned and half-developed products; terrible customer service; an installation and upgrade regime that's an unholy nightmare; bugs and more bugs; on an on.

I hope this is a sick joke.

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Re: Is NI buying Ableton?!

Post by McQ714 » Tue Oct 09, 2012 12:28 am

luddy wrote:... Terrible interfaces; a past littered with abandoned and half-developed products; terrible customer service; an installation and upgrade regime that's an unholy nightmare; bugs and more bugs; on an on...

Wait.. are you talking about NI or Ableton???

Oh Snap.. No he didn't!!!

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Re: Is NI buying Ableton?!

Post by hacktheplanet » Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:34 am

McQ714 wrote:
luddy wrote:... Terrible interfaces; a past littered with abandoned and half-developed products; terrible customer service; an installation and upgrade regime that's an unholy nightmare; bugs and more bugs; on an on...

Wait.. are you talking about NI or Ableton???

Oh Snap.. No he didn't!!!
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Re: Is NI buying Ableton?!

Post by Tone Deft » Tue Oct 09, 2012 2:02 am

says the guy that claims to know without a doubt that Live 9 isn't anywhere near ready and will be delayed a while longer.

what's up? :?

notice that was posted by what looks like a banned user.

maybe some German engineer came up with a way to make computers obsolete causing Ableton and Bitwig to work on DAWs that are installed directly into your brain. I hope I can upgrade my RAM in this new paradigm.
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Re: Is NI buying Ableton?!

Post by doghouse » Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:21 pm

Maybe Gibson Guitars can buy Ableton and then discontinue Live, like they did with Oberheim 8O

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Re: Is NI buying Ableton?!

Post by BlackMath » Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:31 pm

Bahahahhaha.... To funny

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Re: Is NI buying Ableton?!

Post by toph » Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:31 pm

doghouse wrote:Maybe Gibson Guitars can buy Ableton and then discontinue Live, like they did with Oberheim 8O
:lol: That's a funny thought...

maybe Fender should go for Apple to discontinue Logic and Yamaha could decide to drop Steinberg. Then we would be a big step closer to honest handmade guitar music again. 8)

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