did anyone use Live 1 ??

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Post by oblique strategies » Fri May 23, 2008 10:22 pm

[quote="mike@TrackTeam Audio"]yeah, Version 1...
you couldnt turn warp off...and there was only beats mode...
no sends/returns, those came in version 1.5

Actually, Live 1 did have Sends & Returns: it had 4 aux busses.

I originally chose to work with Live because the Session view duplicated the traditional mixer, aux effects, & source material paradigm, which is how I had been making music for years.

It was a drag that you couldn't turn off warping though.

In fact, it's still a drag that so many features are only available when a clip is warped...

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Post by nbinder » Sat May 24, 2008 10:31 am

Does anyone know a webpage with screenshots of every major version? If there's none... let's try to collect pictures... what do you think?

I would be very interested in seeing the progression of the user interface. Exciting!

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Post by oblique strategies » Sat May 24, 2008 5:43 pm

nbinder wrote:Does anyone know a webpage with screenshots of every major version? If there's none... let's try to collect pictures... what do you think?

I would be very interested in seeing the progression of the user interface. Exciting!
Here are a couple of screenshots from a Live version 1 press release at Harmony Central dated October 31, 2001: Happy Halloween!


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These match the screenshots used in ads placed in magazines by retailers for Live version 1.

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Post by djgroovy » Sat May 24, 2008 6:51 pm

I don't think that's version1, oblique.
Erosion & auto-filter? Pretty sure those came later.

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Post by doc holiday » Sat May 24, 2008 8:45 pm

longjohns wrote:there just was a screenshot of a programs menu including live 1.1!!
that's a sign i need a new computer.

i have to boot into os 9 to use it, so i have no sound card capable to give 'er a run anymore

1 did have elastic audio, it was a great looping tool.. i used almost all hardware then, and only recorded with the computer.
v3 really started to hook me, and 4 got the gear unplugged!

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where does the time go?

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Post by Michael Hatsis » Sun May 25, 2008 12:45 am

@ djgroovy - yeah live 1 had autofilter and erosion.

@oblique - still remember that aux busses/sends/returns were introduced in version 1.5, but who knows....

For me the big feature was being able to instantly MIDI learn any parameter and VST parameter showing a whole new way to work w sounds and virtual effects. I looked at the program as a big sampler...

Other Great feature was the UI. It just looked so cool compared to all the hardware mimicking UIs at the time.

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Post by djgroovy » Sun May 25, 2008 1:04 am

mike@TrackTeam Audio wrote:@ djgroovy - yeah live 1 had autofilter and erosion.
My bad, then.
My first version was only the 5 lite.
mike@TrackTeam Audio wrote: For me the big feature was being able to instantly MIDI learn any parameter and VST parameter ...
Yes, all 128 of them. :lol:
mike@TrackTeam Audio wrote: Other Great feature was the UI. It just looked so cool compared to all the hardware mimicking UIs at the time.


+1
Still does, altough it seems Digidesign are on to us! :twisted:

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Post by smutek » Sun May 25, 2008 4:04 am

longjohns wrote:I bought 1.5

but at the time it was a free upgrade to 2

there just was a screenshot of a programs menu including live 1.1!!
same here. bought it from apples website. still have the ugly green box on my book shelf. had no idea what the hell I was buying. Still not sure.

:-P

:)

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Post by stringtapper » Sun May 25, 2008 5:04 am

Poster wrote:Live v. -0.1a2


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Looks suspiciously like something built in Max!
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Post by oblique strategies » Mon May 26, 2008 12:01 pm

stringtapper wrote:
Poster wrote:Live v. -0.1a2


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Looks suspiciously like something built in Max!
Beautiful software! That's the other reason I bought it way back when.

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Post by forge » Mon May 26, 2008 12:50 pm

awesome! Poster - where did that screenshot come from?

I used Live 1.5 delta (came with M-Audio card) then instantly upgraded to Live 2

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Post by Poster » Mon May 26, 2008 12:55 pm

forge wrote:awesome! Poster - where did that screenshot come from?
Robert's Flickr page..

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Post by noisetonepause » Mon May 26, 2008 3:40 pm

stringtapper wrote:
Poster wrote:Live v. -0.1a2
Looks suspiciously like something built in Max!
It wasn't.

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Post by stringtapper » Mon May 26, 2008 3:51 pm

noisetonepause wrote:
stringtapper wrote:
Poster wrote:Live v. -0.1a2
Looks suspiciously like something built in Max!
It wasn't.
I know, it was tongue in cheek. More of a comment on the similar design aesthetics bouncing between the two companies these days.
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Post by FORMAT » Mon May 26, 2008 4:33 pm

I used Live 1 too.... and wrote a review about the 1.5 (in German), read here: http://www.memi.de/makers/hwsw/article/ ... -live.html


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