How long have u used Ableton Live?

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Post by muscleandhate » Tue Dec 19, 2006 11:23 am

Since 4.00

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Post by FrankH » Tue Dec 19, 2006 12:19 pm

I started using the Live 1.0.1 version about 5 years ago.
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Post by microlive » Tue Dec 19, 2006 12:27 pm

muscleandhate wrote:Since 4.00
Same here... Didn't quite figure out how i was gonna use it, until i re-wired Reason into the back-end. Instant addiction. Seriously. Worse than sugar-coated crack.

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Post by corygilbert » Tue Dec 19, 2006 1:10 pm

version 1 baby!
Stumbled on it looking for a mac version of Acid.
used the demo in my band for over a year before I bought v.2
It's been really cool watching how the software has taken over the DaW world.
Well deserved imo, I remember first time throwing a loop in and not having to time sync 8O
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Post by Tarekith » Tue Dec 19, 2006 1:24 pm

roach808 wrote:holy crap i never thought i would ever meet anybody who actually used that thing (sp808) besides me.
I was a huge sp808 user as well, I think I've owned three of them by now.

Anyway, I started using Live aroudn the end of version 3, right before version 4 was released. Strictly for live use though. Been watching it since it first came out, but was still doing all hardware live sets at the time.

Right around version 5 was when i started thinking about it for producing as well. It wasn't until version 6 that I made that jump though. Now I use it for pretty much everything in my studio sans mastering and wave editing (really wish Live was better on that front!).
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Post by udp » Tue Dec 19, 2006 1:26 pm

Since version 1.5
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Post by beardedone » Tue Dec 19, 2006 2:03 pm

I started with Version 3 and eventually upgraded to vs 5. But I hardly use it now and see no reason to upgrade to vs 6

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Post by roach808 » Tue Dec 19, 2006 2:14 pm

Tarekith wrote:
roach808 wrote:holy crap i never thought i would ever meet anybody who actually used that thing (sp808) besides me.
I was a huge sp808 user as well, I think I've owned three of them by now.

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I had the SP808, sold that and got the SP808ex when it came out. That was back when i had to record loops off sample CDs....yikes.
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Post by joeyfivecents » Tue Dec 19, 2006 3:35 pm

Live Lite 3. Got it early in 2003.
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Post by nebulae » Tue Dec 19, 2006 3:46 pm

I looked at Live at version 1 and 2, but never really saw how it could possibly replace Sonar or Cubase. *laf*cough*

I bought Live at v3 and have happily "assumed the position" with every upgrade since. Since v4, it's the only DAW software installed on my machines.

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Post by nebulae » Tue Dec 19, 2006 3:49 pm

beardedone wrote:I started with Version 3 and eventually upgraded to vs 5. But I hardly use it now and see no reason to upgrade to vs 6
I just used v5 a few days ago on a friend's machine (he hasn't upgraded either)...and I think it's really funny how with each upgrade, I think I'm not gonna need it, and then I just can't live without it within a very short time frame. The main improvements (besides racks and sampler) is the graphics engine improvement. Drawing automation in v5 is unbelievably slow compared to v6 when you have any significant CPU load. And not to mention if you have a dual core....

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Post by Hardtoe » Tue Dec 19, 2006 4:43 pm

roach808 wrote:
Tarekith wrote:
roach808 wrote:holy crap i never thought i would ever meet anybody who actually used that thing (sp808) besides me.
I was a huge sp808 user as well, I think I've owned three of them by now.

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I had the SP808, sold that and got the SP808ex when it came out. That was back when i had to record loops off sample CDs....yikes.

You didn't have to sell your 808 to go EX - you just loaded the new OS off of a disk & you could upgrade the zip drive yourself -

I've been rocking Live since the beginning when it replaced my sp808 as well.....
Can you hear it?

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Post by Shoma » Tue Dec 19, 2006 5:59 pm

Since 4 checked out the demo, was a lil bit sceptic, then when 5 came out Live began amusing me..i love it now

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Post by roach808 » Tue Dec 19, 2006 6:24 pm

Hardtoe wrote:
You didn't have to sell your 808 to go EX - you just loaded the new OS off of a disk & you could upgrade the zip drive yourself -

I've been rocking Live since the beginning when it replaced my sp808 as well.....
well @ the time i thought it was a great idea.
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Post by Justin Thyme » Tue Dec 19, 2006 7:06 pm

nebulae wrote:I looked at Live at version 1 and 2, but never really saw how it could possibly replace Sonar or Cubase. *laf*cough*
I don't think that is "laf-able". Let's face it, as a full DAW, versions 1 and 2 left a lot to be desired.

I think it's probably only since about version 4 or maybe even 5 that Live has started to make serious in roads into the market of more "traditional" DAW's.

Even now with version 6, as cool as Live is, it doesn't hold a candle to similar priced DAW's when it comes to audio editing. It makes up for it with it's scenes and ease of use.

I don't think there has been any intention to go toe to toe with mainstream DAW's, however. 8)

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