As an owner of a full price Ableton 8 Suite and M4L, I expect Ableton to make the upgrade price to Ableton 9 Suite to be VERY minimal. In fact, anything over $50 would be an insult. Personally, I think those that own that combo already should get a complementary update since non of the new features really jump out at me other than 64 bit.
Please Ableton, price this upgrade fairly for your most valued customers who have paid premium prices on your products.
I feel exactly the same way.
We, in this case, have paid full price for MaxforLive AND Suite 8. I can't afford much beyond $50 for session automation (which basically just eliminates the effort of workarounds) and a few other tweaks to the program...
Nice that the EQ is revamped, but I own some nice 3rd party EQs already.
Nice that theres an SSL style bus compressor, but I own Cytomic's "The Glue" already.
Nice that there is curved automation... but M4L features give me essentially the same thing already.
Not trying to sound snobby, but if you are a customer in this position who has spent some money on extras, the workflow features aren't worth all THAT much.
I am most excited about 64 bit, and the new "Slice ____ to new midi" feature... seems really promising!
Now, I love Live to death and don't wanna hate on them, but please be good to us Ableton on this suite 8 to suite 9 price!!