Update LIVE 9 for RETINA !!!

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lvivski
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Re: Update LIVE 9 for RETINA !!!

Post by lvivski » Fri May 23, 2014 1:04 pm

I agree that Retina support is a MUST, and I don't really understand why does it take so much time to implement it.

Ableton uses really simple graphical assets, so it should be easy enough to redraw them at @2x resolution.

If it's not possible to have all the icons and knobs retinized now, I'd like to have fonts at least. Mac4Live already supports high resolution and displays text at 2x inside Ableton (if you enable it).

Ghost Mutt
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Re: Update LIVE 9 for RETINA !!!

Post by Ghost Mutt » Thu May 29, 2014 12:53 am

if you zoom in to 200% then close and reopen the preferences and return to 100% it looks immaculate

surely someone else has noticed this?

i haven't read the whole thread but people still wanting retina 'support' at the end isn't a good sign

Ghost Mutt
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Re: Update LIVE 9 for RETINA !!!

Post by Ghost Mutt » Thu May 29, 2014 1:05 am

i'm on 9.1

comparison between old mbp and recently acquired retina

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fargo100
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Re: Update LIVE 9 for RETINA !!!

Post by fargo100 » Thu May 29, 2014 8:37 am

Thanks for the post GhostMutt but the not sure if the pics make sense?
Top One is a normal MBP with Live??
and below..
Live on a Retina MBP..??

either way they will both look the same as Live has not been updated for Retina machines.

Ghost Mutt
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Re: Update LIVE 9 for RETINA !!!

Post by Ghost Mutt » Thu May 29, 2014 10:56 am

Yeah.

Were people not complaining about the blurry font?
what i suggested fixes that

fargo100
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Re: Update LIVE 9 for RETINA !!!

Post by fargo100 » Thu May 29, 2014 11:53 am

Ghost Mutt wrote:Yeah.

Were people not complaining about the blurry font?
what i suggested fixes that

Hmm not sure if it does.. :(

Whats needed is Ableton just to make it happen.

Ghost Mutt
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Re: Update LIVE 9 for RETINA !!!

Post by Ghost Mutt » Fri May 30, 2014 5:38 am

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=186486&start=0

this is what the font looked like before right?

sinextesia
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Re: Update LIVE 9 for RETINA !!!

Post by sinextesia » Fri May 30, 2014 8:02 am

@Ghost Mutt, thanks so much for your feedback! It is the first time a hear about a reliable solution for the retina problem (until Ableton finally implements it of course!!! @Ableton are you there?? :roll: ).
I just want to upgrade my old MBP to a new one with retina support and this is the main issue for not doing it yet so it is a really important topic for me!

Could anybody with a retina MBP please confirm if the workaround proposed by @Ghost Mutt solves the problem?

Thanks again!

fargo100
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Re: Update LIVE 9 for RETINA !!!

Post by fargo100 » Fri May 30, 2014 8:56 am

sinextesia wrote: Could anybody with a retina MBP please confirm if the workaround proposed by @Ghost Mutt solves the problem?
There is absolutely no difference.. you zoom in.. you zoom out.. back to square one.

So no this is not a solution. Sorry.

sinextesia
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Re: Update LIVE 9 for RETINA !!!

Post by sinextesia » Fri May 30, 2014 10:07 pm

Thanks!

Ghost Mutt
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Re: Update LIVE 9 for RETINA !!!

Post by Ghost Mutt » Sat May 31, 2014 2:51 am

fargo100 your font remained the same?

doing what i said made a huge difference in the appearance of mine.

Did you really notice no change to the text etc?
or did you just assume it doesn't work?

Every complaint I've read that actually says anything other than 'retina support please' refers to the font being jagged and blurry



If the two images i posted look the same on your computer, then obviously the retina image is no longer blurry etc


Ableton is set by default to open in 'low resolution mode' on mpb's

open the 'get info' tab of the application to confirm this

jbw
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Re: Update LIVE 9 for RETINA !!!

Post by jbw » Sat May 31, 2014 8:57 pm

sinextesia wrote:Could anybody with a retina MBP please confirm if the workaround proposed by @Ghost Mutt solves the problem?
Tried it. No difference. 13" rMBP. :|

lvivski
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Re: Update LIVE 9 for RETINA !!!

Post by lvivski » Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:23 pm

Left is this thread, right is Live. Don't you see how bad fonts in Live are?
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And here's Operator next to M4L LFO. Still no difference?
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Re: Update LIVE 9 for RETINA !!!

Post by H20nly » Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:51 pm

^ that's fucked up right there.

jbw
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Re: Update LIVE 9 for RETINA !!!

Post by jbw » Wed Jun 04, 2014 8:17 am

At this point this looks more modern than Live:

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:x

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