Post your Live 9 upgrade path and price

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Re: Post your Live 9 upgrade path and price

Post by glitchrock-buddha » Mon Oct 29, 2012 4:57 pm

Nav wrote:THis biggest win/win with the upgrades is PUSH is optional

You can upgrade without it and still enjoy 9 and probably even the step sequencer as I imagine that to be a device or a max for live device.
As far as I know, push step sequences notes directly into live clips, not a Max for Live device. Live clips are infinitely better sequencers than sequencer devices anyways.
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Re: Post your Live 9 upgrade path and price

Post by Nav » Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:11 pm

glitchrock-buddha wrote:
Nav wrote:THis biggest win/win with the upgrades is PUSH is optional

You can upgrade without it and still enjoy 9 and probably even the step sequencer as I imagine that to be a device or a max for live device.
As far as I know, push step sequences notes directly into live clips, not a Max for Live device. Live clips are infinitely better sequencers than sequencer devices anyways.
Ok so this is not a problem then, we all do this with clips anyway with midi for drum racks and impulse etc.

Cool beans, Push seems like a nice way to get an (optional) visual/hands on experience for this though :D

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Re: Post your Live 9 upgrade path and price

Post by kcearl » Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:11 pm

pencilrocket wrote:Are you saying it's reasonable?
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Re: Post your Live 9 upgrade path and price

Post by kcearl » Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:12 pm

massenmedium wrote:
ShelLuser wrote:It is too expensive for me, but I don't think Push has been overly priced or so...
Four times as many pads as Maschine too.

And four times the mouse usage....

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Re: Post your Live 9 upgrade path and price

Post by Nav » Mon Oct 29, 2012 5:18 pm

kcearl wrote:
massenmedium wrote:
ShelLuser wrote:It is too expensive for me, but I don't think Push has been overly priced or so...
Four times as many pads as Maschine too.

And four times the mouse usage....
Really? I got the impression from the video it moves away from using the mouse. Or are you being 'funny' ?

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Re: Post your Live 9 upgrade path and price

Post by benjamin bear » Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:32 pm

hey wait, my upgrade price went from $179 to $284

what gives

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Re: Post your Live 9 upgrade path and price

Post by kevwestbeats » Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:37 pm

benjamin bear wrote:hey wait, my upgrade price went from $179 to $284

what gives
ouch I thought mine was bad I went from 259 to 194 to 299. I called the guys at Ableton and got some guy named Simon on the line who said he would speak with his supervisor and email me back. This was 2 weeks ago and I still have not heard back.
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Re: Post your Live 9 upgrade path and price

Post by JuanSOLO » Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:47 pm

mine went up from 104, to 208, I wrote Ableton, never heard back.

should have bought it on day 1

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Re: Post your Live 9 upgrade path and price

Post by OzWozEre » Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:52 pm

benjamin bear wrote:hey wait, my upgrade price went from $179 to $284

what gives
They are using the same marketing tactics that they learned from Persian Rug Salesmen...

"I'll give you a deal, yes my friend, I'll give you 25% OFF, but I'll also raise my price by 25% so you pay the same! HAHA"

Those silly rug merchants aren't fooling anyone :evil:
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Re: Post your Live 9 upgrade path and price

Post by benjamin bear » Mon Nov 19, 2012 3:56 pm

oh i see this pricing thing is old news


damn it, i should have bought it when i could afford it


now i'll have to wait an indefinite amount of time

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Re: Post your Live 9 upgrade path and price

Post by crumhorn » Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:02 pm

OzWozEre wrote:
benjamin bear wrote:hey wait, my upgrade price went from $179 to $284

what gives
They are using the same marketing tactics that they learned from Persian Rug Salesmen...

"I'll give you a deal, yes my friend, I'll give you 25% OFF, but I'll also raise my price by 25% so you pay the same! HAHA"

Those silly rug merchants aren't fooling anyone :evil:
More like the block paving gang that knocked on my door a few weeks ago. "For that area it'd normally cost at least 1500, but since were'e in the area working on another job I can do it for 500 cash, if we shake on it now."
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Re: Post your Live 9 upgrade path and price

Post by OzWozEre » Mon Nov 19, 2012 4:38 pm

crumhorn wrote:
OzWozEre wrote:
benjamin bear wrote:hey wait, my upgrade price went from $179 to $284

what gives
They are using the same marketing tactics that they learned from Persian Rug Salesmen...

"I'll give you a deal, yes my friend, I'll give you 25% OFF, but I'll also raise my price by 25% so you pay the same! HAHA"

Those silly rug merchants aren't fooling anyone :evil:
More like the block paving gang that knocked on my door a few weeks ago. "For that area it'd normally cost at least 1500, but since were'e in the area working on another job I can do it for 500 cash, if we shake on it now."
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Re: Post your Live 9 upgrade path and price

Post by Submersible » Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:09 pm

JuanSOLO wrote:mine went up from 104, to 208, I wrote Ableton, never heard back.

should have bought it on day 1
Mine did the same (well, went to $209 actually, but close enough).

It is very interesting that I have two upgrade paths to Live Suite 9. One of them costs $209, and the other costs $399. The cheaper one actually delivers value to me today.

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Re: Post your Live 9 upgrade path and price

Post by mescalin » Tue Nov 20, 2012 9:24 pm

I own the whole suite (and max for live) so it would be 200Eur to upgrade, or less for a version of Ableton with Less


I am sad I will not get curved automation, but I'm not shelling 200 notes for that.

Not really bothered by the instruments I am not a big fan of the current ones really (except sampler, simpler and drum rack which do standard things), I prefer my VST's



I welcome newcomers on board though, a good intro price, eventually you get set in your ways lol, some producers still use C64's, a lot of guys still swear by Live 6-7. BUY it, plant your ass on it for the next 5 years lol, there's always a better "upgrade" path with a new skill like using Ozone 4, a good synth etc...

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Re: Post your Live 9 upgrade path and price

Post by jgerry » Tue Nov 20, 2012 10:54 pm

I currently have a Live 7 license. My current upgrade prices are:

$112 - Live 8 standard
$239 - Live 8 Boxed
$307 - Suite 8 standard
$359 - Suite 8 Boxed

My original offer was $201 for Suite 8, I should have bought it on the first day. :( I did open a support case with Ableton, I got the generic "sorry, we screwed up the pricing" email after about a week. Meh. Not a totally unreasonable upgrade price but it's a tough pill to swallow after being offered the upgrade for $201.

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