Discussion of music production, audio, equipment and any related topics, either with or without Ableton Live
Why don't Ableton make Live 8 Advanced packaged that includes M4L and few Instruments/FX to slim down the Suite package? Quite a few people don't want gazillions of samples as they already have their favorite samples and sampler.
I thought it was obvious what "smartly" might mean here (smartly for some and "smartly" for others). This kind of smartness is unfortunately all too present in the business world. Ableton and its religiously devoted followers are all happy, followers that are happy anyway with anything. Some others might find this kind of practice not exactly fair and/or honest.fishmonkey wrote:"smartly"???rikhyray wrote:I dont think so. They smartly tested the market, realised the interest, readiness to part with cash is much higher then expected and acted accordingly (raising initially low prices). They have done it in as diplomatic way as the situation allowed. (Regarding error I believe in it as much as in St.Claus and Easter Bunny)agent314 wrote: Ableton fucked up with the pricing
you are usually a pretty level-headed guy. usually.
All that refreshing, the image, website, release event - some love , some others find ridiculous, pathetic or pitiful. The Push crew surely did good job, might be interesting product if it works as promised, but so was Dave Smiths & Linn`s Temptest and other prototypes that never got made.
Past 3 years erased my confidence in this company. The current jerky actions, hiring incompetent company for image, website re design, the update prices game enhance the negative impression. If Ableton was a band, old school record label A&R and executives would probably estimate them with "they do not know where they are going".
Ableton was software that I used for 90% of my work some years back, now it is perhaps 15%. I am too much of realist to dream that "they worked so hard all the 3 years that Ableton will rise like a phoenix from ver.8 ashes". What I see is more like a duck trying to take off after drowning in an oil spill.
Let the fans rejoice, Ableton get their cash, but for those unimpressed, no point in complaining, there no shortage of interesting alternatives.
Yes, you are correct, Ableton does need to create another price point. /sarcasmpencilrocket wrote:Why don't Ableton make Live 8 Advanced packaged that includes M4L and few Instruments/FX to slim down the Suite package? Quite a few people don't want gazillions of samples as they already have their favorite samples and sampler.
But look at this thread in general. I'm not too trusting of Ableton right now.Szuumm wrote:I obviously can't tell you for sure, but it doesn't make much sense for them to have released a L8 64bit beta if they were going to do that...
I would be very interested in this product. I've been waiting patiently to dive into M4L once it had matured and now apparently I have to own the whole suite to join the fun? The first price offering was enticing enough for me to take the plunge but now I'm having second thoughts. Though I would still probably pay that first price for L9 upgrade+M4L minus the rest of the suite.Surreal wrote:Yes, you are correct, Ableton does need to create another price point. /sarcasmpencilrocket wrote:Why don't Ableton make Live 8 Advanced packaged that includes M4L and few Instruments/FX to slim down the Suite package? Quite a few people don't want gazillions of samples as they already have their favorite samples and sampler.
At the very least please still sell M4L as a separate product...
I have only skimmed through the last couple of pages.. ( 39 page thread..jesus,... ), so I'm not sure if this has been discussed, but it is an interesting point.kitekrazy wrote: Here's my worry. Will Ableton release another update of 8 for 64bit, or 9 be 64bit and not allow those using Live 8 beta 64 anymore. More of a forced upgrade if you want 64bit.
It doesn't make much sense to me that Abes will pull the 64 bit version 8. If they did, it would be pretty poor sport.
Having many 3rd party plugs that cover most of the Live 9 enhancements, I would be very happy to settle for Live 8.5 64 Bit as long as I could use M4L 64 bit, like you can ( supposedly ) in Live 9.
I wonder if this will be an option too, or will we be hit with the $persuasion$ stick to get the 64 Bit package?
When I built my DAW computer 2 years ago, I did build it with a future 64 Bit version of Live in mind. I honesty didn't think it would take this long.
Sure, I'll upgrade to version 9 someday, but I have always jumped straight in, and after the instability with the early Live 8 experience, I have learned patience.
I suppose the prices from Live8 to Live9 will be out when Live9 is released.is anybody knows the price to upgrade from live 8 to live 9?
why have i only the possibility to upgrade to suite 9?
If you want to upgrade now and you have Live8, you necessarily must upgrade to Suite8 (then becoming _Suite) indeed. If you don't wish to upgrade you should wait until Live9 is out, but who knows about the prices..
Email I received from support:
We are sorry for the confusion about the upgrade prices.
This was an error in our system on the announcement day. We're truly sorry for confusing people, but the prices out now are the correct ones.
The people who purchased the upgrade for this price, or even just created a cart with the intention to do so, were granted this too low price, but unfortunately this is not the case here.
We still think this is a very fair offer, coming with a free Suite 9 upgrade on top, and we hope that during the upgrade campaign you might consider taking this offer.
The upgrade campaign will run until the first quarter of 2013, when Live 9 will be released.
We hope this could clarify things a bit, please let us know if we can be of any further help.