I found this thread because you alluded to the drama and now I've skimmed through the whole thread
you two should get a room
It's funny to hear people getting so passionate about it - I guess I burned myself out form years of being maybe the squeakiest wheel on here and I've just had a quite long break where I really almost thought I was done with music. Now I've come full circle and I'm getting back into it and I honestly have very little to say about Live any more. For me it's the one I'm most in the habit of using, I have Logic too but I work much more quickly in Live so I just use Live now
I will be interested to see what people say when their Pushes arrive because it seems a lot of people here are not seeing how much that has played a part in the design decisions of 9. It must have been a major undertaking and I think a lot had to be sacrificed. I guess L10 will be where that gets ironed out
there's a lot of problems with the way push works too, and I have kind of mixed feelings about it in a way currently. There's no doubt it's played a part in me getting inspired again, but recording a MIDI clip that's not drums is really quite shitty really. There's currently no way to edit a MIDI part or change it by the note. Even just being able to hold delete to erase notes momentarily would be a massive start, and that seems like it could be something they could change in a sub-release so I imagine they will, but currently it's quite a PITA recording MIDI clips because you have to basically start again if you fuck up
it's also really not a live tool - the aim was to get you away from the computer, and in some ways I think it's definitely helped with that, but in others not at all. Browsing being the main one. I just can't see any reason to persevere with that little monochrome LCD when there's a laptop next door. but I'm sure others are more keen to make the effort
I think if you put some effort in beforehand to organize a library for easy push access then it could be more live, but currently it's more for composition IMO.
But it's got me making music again.
Point being, this was a total new direction, so some things had to take 2nd place for the moment. But overall I am enjoying using L9 + Push without too many whinges.