xer4111 wrote:your high-paying customers.
Hang on..... you're implying that because you spent more money on a Mac, Ableton should treat you as a higher class citizen?
You said "we spend more money than other people on quality tools". Well you didn't spend more on Live.
Live is the same price whether you own an overpriced Apple product or a generic £200 netbook. Sounds to me like you need to get down off your high horse. You're not better than anyone else because you bought a Mac!
This is a thread about requests for adding retina display support. It's really just that. Anyone who purchased a retina display Macbook Pro has spent probably a good chunk more money than an equivalent power of a PC laptop. That doesn't make them "better" and I didn't say anything of the kind.
This has nothing whatsoever to do with being a first class citizen or a second class citizen. I really wish people would just take the post at it's face value and not read a bunch of socio-political significance into it.
The entire purpose of posting to this thread was to add another bit of weight to the case being made for adding retina support in Albeton Live.
I used a reference to very simple business-minded marketing orientation, by pointing to "higher paying customers." That is a business marketing concept. If you don't agree with it, fine. But the fact of the matter is that most businesses base their business model on where they are going to get the most revenue/profit, and people that pay more money or are willing to invest more money to purchase high quality products from high quality vendors ARE a specific type of market that DOES exist. Perhaps Ableton doesn't give a s**t about this type of marketing viewpoint, in which case my point will fall on deaf ears.
But for people to attack the post because I seem to be pulling some kind of "status" thing, is really kind of idiotic.
I'm an artist. I've been purchasing upgrades to Ableton Live since version 2. I've recently invested some focused money (and no, I'm not a trust fund kid nor some leisure class snob, so shut the f**k up about it) on an upgrade to my equipment as a matter of upping my game.
I think it's worth plugging Ableton (as a number of people have been doing) to give some attention and priority to adding retina display support to their product, so that the growing number of artists who make that jump will enjoy the added benefit of the sharper visuals on the interface.
I'm sorry if that just doesn't sit right with a few other posters, but I though I could contribute something to supporting this thread. That's all there is to it, nothing more nothing less.