I haven't posted on here in maybe... several years, but apparently all the fanboy love turned to hate in the interim? It's nice to see Tarekith is still here, however. Maybe a lot of people on here don't produce or perform original music using traditional instruments. Or maybe I'm lazy or ignorant as to what is actually groundbreaking software features. I have no idea but I'm coming from the perspective of someone that plays an instrument, has never seen these solutions, and thinks this release may just be ableton being revolutionary again. I didn't read every post in this thread but I'd like to opine that there's several new features that may just radically change my workflow or lack thereof. For example (and quoting the simplistic website links):
-beatbox to midi: for someone like me that can't translate what's in my brain to what my fingers are doing on a drum pad or keyboard, this is incredible. Let's see how well it works, of course, but c'mon, this is awesome.
-use rhythm from a sampled break to create new sounds: finally. I want to use certain breaks or beats a lot but I always end up trying to recreate them (unsuccessfully) because I'm not really into just stealing a non-transformed 3rd party break. Nothing against other people that do; it's just not my thing. This allows me to grab that beat, change the sound and then add or detract to it, very quickly, and make it my own. This is helpful.
-max4life included: awesome
-capture guitar chords and use them with a synth: I assume this won't work in realtime but, fuck it; this is revolutionary for me. I'm a guitar player and can express myself on the strings but not very well on keys or otherwise. This changes everything for songwriting and doodling. Instead of mashing keys to find that damn chord, I can just play it along with all of the other chords I intended, and all within a one-take. And if this same function allows me to translate beat boxing (vocally produced) basslines to synth, well then, I have just about every workflow solution I can think of.
Yeah, there's probably other software or plug-ins that could do these functions but I'm not aware of one DAW that does them all and I prefer all of my plug-ins to be in-house.
All that said, I'm not sure how I feel about the logo, font, and website redesign. Right now, I'm excited, since I think it all corresponds to their biggest release since 5, but I kinda miss the old logo and minimalist design.
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