While there's a lot of things that Ableton could improve to have it stand side to side with other DAWs like Logic or Cubase, it's come a long way from where it started. You can't look at it as "version 8 of a sequencer," especially if you remember where it started. In the beginning, Live wasn't even trying to stand up as a fully featured DAW. It was a big deal when they even started including MIDI!younameit wrote:ableton are obviously missing the basics. channel groups in version 8 of a sequencer? no internal midi channel routing? templates? the list is long.
these are sort of things every newcomer sequencer can do..
When I'm in the studio, I generally use Ableton rewired into another sequencer... but on my list of requests for when I do use it standalone, realtime bouncing is much higher on my personal priority list than multiple monitor support. They'll never please everyone, and the most important thing for me with any new version is stability. At the end of the day, I still use Live primarily to play live, and having random stutters, audio drops, and the occasional freeze which has come with early versions of updates is my biggest concern I guess.