How is ABLETON pronounced?

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Re: How is ABLETON pronounced?

Post by TheCompactDisco » Fri Jan 01, 2010 6:21 pm

My friend even spelled it as "Appleton". That's a city in Wisconsin, not a music production program...
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Re: How is ABLETON pronounced?

Post by outershpongolia » Fri Jan 01, 2010 7:14 pm

Able Ten. or Able Ton.

That's how I say it at least, I think it's funny when people mispronounce it.

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Post by Ed J » Fri Jan 01, 2010 7:21 pm

tokyojoe69 wrote:I had a dude try to tell me it was abe-lee-ton. I found it so strange that I decided not to argue with him.

nik-eee or nike?
It's able (as in "able") ton (as in "shit dude, did you just get your TON-gue stuck to that lamppost?") as far as I'm aware ;)

Nike is pronounced nik-eee (although noone ever says it like that), and it's not a tick it's a swoosh (nike have serious branding issues, you should see the faces when the nike guy yelled at someone for calling it a tick when I used to work at a sports shop, "swoosh? what the fu** is a swoosh?!" (we had nike branding guys come in to tell us how to sell their shite))
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Re: How is ABLETON pronounced?

Post by kb420 » Fri Jan 01, 2010 7:48 pm

With Live, I'm ABLE to make a TON of beats!!!!!!! :mrgreen:
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Re: How is ABLETON pronounced?

Post by tw1nstates » Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:56 pm

On the subject of pronunciation. . .

Am I the only one who thinks that pronouncing GUI as Gooey is f*cking retarded.

Scuzzy / SCSC I can live with and sounds ok. Gooey sounds stupid.

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Re: How is ABLETON pronounced?

Post by Ed J » Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:05 pm

tw1nstates wrote:On the subject of pronunciation. . .

Am I the only one who thinks that pronouncing GUI as Gooey is f*cking retarded.

Scuzzy / SCSC I can live with and sounds ok. Gooey sounds stupid.

I move for G. U. I. to be adopted amongst right thinking audio heads.

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Ha ha
That one gets on my tits a bit too.
but it's where near as bad as "Microsoft Sequel Server" . . . It's CALLED FUCKING ESS QUEUE ELL! SQL....
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Re: How is ABLETON pronounced?

Post by channelite » Fri Jan 01, 2010 10:25 pm

I'd say Able - Ton.. Also, I'd pronounce my home state as Ne - Va - Da.. Though most here say Ne - Vad - A..

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Re: How is ABLETON pronounced?

Post by sporkles » Sat Jan 02, 2010 10:32 am

I just pronounce it "bugs guh-lore".

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Re: How is ABLETON pronounced?

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Re: How is ABLETON pronounced?

Post by ollyb303 » Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:03 am

Ed J wrote: but it's where near as bad as "Microsoft Sequel Server" . . . It's CALLED FUCKING ESS QUEUE ELL! SQL....
Gotta admit that I always refer to SQL Server as Sequel Server, as does every other person I know in my profession (I'm a .net/web/database developer). It's a contraction, an abbreviation - 2 syllables is less than 3...

If you don't like abbreviation/contraction, maybe you should be referring to Structured Query Language Server!
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Re: How is ABLETON pronounced?

Post by 8O » Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:16 am

ollyb303 wrote:
Ed J wrote: but it's where near as bad as "Microsoft Sequel Server" . . . It's CALLED FUCKING ESS QUEUE ELL! SQL....
Gotta admit that I always refer to SQL Server as Sequel Server, as does every other person I know in my profession (I'm a .net/web/database developer). It's a contraction, an abbreviation - 2 syllables is less than 3...

If you don't like abbreviation/contraction, maybe you should be referring to Structured Query Language Server!
Yup, I was always taught SQL is pronounced as Sequel, too... though that was many, many years ago... I have a 2009 book which says that there are still two schools of thought: most official documentation says to pronounce it as "Ess-Queue-Ell", but that many people pronounce it as Sequel.

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Re: How is ABLETON pronounced?

Post by Emissary » Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:17 am

its pronounced how it flipping written ABLE TON!

Its not rocket science. You pronounce those two words as they are said in the real world and then put them together. If another person say Ablutun or Ableytun or Aybulltun to me i will castrate them with their own veins

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Post by crumhorn » Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:37 am

Machinate wrote:because the company isn't called Live....


From hanging around the office in Berlin I can tell you that the pronunciation there is
Able - as in "Being able to..."

...and:

-Ton - as in "simpleton", "Anderton" etc. In other words the flat "o", somewhere between "o" and "eh". The o is a bit like the "uh" in "duh".
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Re: How is ABLETON pronounced?

Post by crumhorn » Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:41 am

8O wrote:
ollyb303 wrote:
Ed J wrote: but it's where near as bad as "Microsoft Sequel Server" . . . It's CALLED FUCKING ESS QUEUE ELL! SQL....
Gotta admit that I always refer to SQL Server as Sequel Server, as does every other person I know in my profession (I'm a .net/web/database developer). It's a contraction, an abbreviation - 2 syllables is less than 3...

If you don't like abbreviation/contraction, maybe you should be referring to Structured Query Language Server!
Yup, I was always taught SQL is pronounced as Sequel, too... though that was many, many years ago... I have a 2009 book which says that there are still two schools of thought: most official documentation says to pronounce it as "Ess-Queue-Ell", but that many people pronounce it as Sequel.

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People that worked on databases when sequel was a new technology call it sequel. Johny come latelys say S.Q.L.
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Re: How is ABLETON pronounced?

Post by crumhorn » Sat Jan 02, 2010 11:44 am

tw1nstates wrote:On the subject of pronunciation. . .

Am I the only one who thinks that pronouncing GUI as Gooey is f*cking retarded.

Scuzzy / SCSC I can live with and sounds ok. Gooey sounds stupid.

I move for G. U. I. to be adopted amongst right thinking audio heads.

if we build it, they will come!

Ha ha
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