Share your wishes for the future of Ableton Live
Perfectly written. I'm in precisely the same situation, including the offer to test.derek73 wrote:I've been working with Omnisphere, East West Quantum Leap Symphonic Orchestra and EWQL Pianos, and NI Kontact4. With EWQL under Ableton, I can barely load the Steinway. Omnisphere is also RAM intensive. Under Cubase 5.5 64-bit I have no issues on my system, which has 10GB of fast memory and an i7 processor.
Reaper, Sonar, Cubase, Protools, Logic, they are all providing 64-bit. Ableton in 32-bit is just crushing flexibility in experimentation. I'm afraid to load new sounds. The EWQL PLAY plugin constantly warns me of low memory conditions and possible system instability, but I tell it to load anyway and cross my fingers.
Lately I've had to put parts into Cubase and mix them down and then load them as audio into Live. To put it mildly, now that I'm used to Ableton's workflow I feel like I can't stand working without it.
Can Ableton please release a statement of estimate on when the 64-bit refactoring and building is scheduled for release, or internal QA? Also, as a professional software QA engineer (my daytime job) I will gladly volunteer to test and stress this in beta.