Should I hold off on installing Live 9?

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Citizen
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Should I hold off on installing Live 9?

Post by Citizen » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:22 pm

Seems like a lot of bugs and angry people on the forum here. I've DL'd live 9 - should I hold off on installing it until an update comes that fixes those bugs?

Don't mind waiting if it means avoiding a few headaches. But pretty keen to check out the MIDI conversion tools and the Max for Live devices :D

Thoughts?

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Re: Should I hold off on installing Live 9?

Post by ShelLuser » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:34 pm

If you have the diskspace I'd say simply install it, postpone installing all the extra (not really needed) livepacks and then just have a go at it while keeping Live 8 around.

You can use both programs side by side; so if you had enough of Live 9 then Live 8 is but a mouseclick away.

And if you postpone installing a whole new livepack collection you'll even keep the amount of required diskspace low for starters.

Then you're ready to eventually join the happy or angry people :mrgreen:
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Re: Should I hold off on installing Live 9?

Post by JeffreyCJohnson » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:18 pm

Citizen wrote: I've DL'd live 9 - should I hold off on installing it until an update comes that fixes those bugs?
Make a fresh set of bootable backups and try it out for yourself. You might like the new cool-aid : )

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Re: Should I hold off on installing Live 9?

Post by Goseba » Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:21 pm

I've not had much chance to use 9 yet, but it has run as sweet as a nut while I have been using it.

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Re: Should I hold off on installing Live 9?

Post by Citizen » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:35 am

All good points - I didn't really think of running them side by side! :lol: At least then I can go back to 8 if 9 starts annoying me.

No problem with disk space over here - I'm going to install all of the live packs - I want to hear what's in em! Actually looks like there is some pretty good content!

Approx. how long does it take to install Suite 9 + all the live packs? Oh, and obviously I should install Live 9 before Max For Live and the live Packs?

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Re: Should I hold off on installing Live 9?

Post by ark » Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:01 am

Citizen wrote:Approx. how long does it take to install Suite 9 + all the live packs?
Overnight.

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Re: Should I hold off on installing Live 9?

Post by H20nly » Fri Mar 15, 2013 2:03 am

ark wrote:
Citizen wrote:Approx. how long does it take to install Suite 9 + all the live packs?
Overnight.
at least... when you consider download times as well.

working fine on my iMac.

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Re: Should I hold off on installing Live 9?

Post by GUY SMILEY » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:21 pm

I've found it to be more stable than 8 if anything.
very few problems

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Re: Should I hold off on installing Live 9?

Post by Citizen » Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:58 am

Rad, thanks guys.

Just want to minimise downtime as much as possible. I already spend enough time sorting out software issues.

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Re: Should I hold off on installing Live 9?

Post by RhinoInRio » Sat Mar 16, 2013 9:34 am

Just do it.
Let the dogs bark.

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Re: Should I hold off on installing Live 9?

Post by Sibanger » Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:05 am

Woof ;)

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Re: Should I hold off on installing Live 9?

Post by CancerRidden » Sat Mar 16, 2013 10:13 am

it hasnt frozen on my once, whereas 8 froze on me a lot.

im on mac 10.8.2

32bit

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