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How long have you been using ableton live? :D

Post by Abdul Bahi » Wed Sep 18, 2019 9:13 am

Just curious how long people have used the program! :)

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Post by Angstrom » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:58 am

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15 years!

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Post by chapelier fou » Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:36 am

Joined May 15, 2006.
Was using v4 cracked for 6 months before that. That was before I got super rich.
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Post by Tarekith » Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:37 pm

A friend and I got it the same week version 4 came out to share.

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Post by slatepipe » Wed Sep 18, 2019 12:42 pm

since 2004, joined the forum a few days later. haven't used the forum much lately, but still use Live nearly daily. I should get back on board with the forum more

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Post by jestermgee » Fri Sep 20, 2019 12:36 am

Bought a launchpad in 2008 after watching a video on how it all worked and it came with Live Lite (or similar) then used that to upgrade to Live 8 Suite in 2010 when I joined the forum.

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Post by yur2die4 » Fri Sep 20, 2019 2:41 pm

Learned about it from bt (Brian Transeau) back in the day. I remember when they first added midi clips. So probably just a little before then. Was a good time to pick it up, as it was less overwhelming when I was able to focus on just learning about warping and audio. I can’t for certain recall what year this would be haha.

Edit: okay, probably around ‘02, ‘03. As I remember being excited when EQ3 came out and I no longer needed to rely on the EQ8 for dj style mixing. Though it didn’t take long to realize that EQ3 might not have been the perfect choice still haha

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Post by [jur] » Fri Sep 20, 2019 6:03 pm

Around 2005 I'd say.
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Post by Stace30 » Wed Sep 25, 2019 12:41 pm

2006 I joined the forum and my Live journey started in 2005!! :)
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Post by Machinesworking » Wed Sep 25, 2019 5:44 pm

After meeting Urs Heckman in a bar in Berlin in 2004. He brought along an Ableton emplyee and the guy was so dedicated I thought it would be worth trying even though at the time at v3 it did't have VST instrument or AU support. Urs was badgering him abut this, and two months later they announced version 4 with virtual instrument and AU support. Good tight lip on that guy.

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Post by miyaru » Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:04 pm

I joined 10 Januari 2017, and just before that, I bought the Push2. Upgraded to 9 suite soon. Before that I used Cubase for 20 yrs, but seeing Push2 in action on a youtube movie changed my musical life completly. I have to say, I never looked back at the past and Cubase.......

For what I do nowadays Live is so much easier, and Push2 makes it even better!
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Post by karmaofdove » Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:40 am

Going on 14 years.
Didn’t realize it’s been that long.
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Post by ShelLuser » Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:05 pm

10 years

It's mostly a hobby / passion for me but something that I took to semi-professional levels here and there (absolute highlight was helping a local group out with some stage effects powered through M4l). I've been very pre-occupied during the past months and then kind of rebooted my setup by upgrading all my stuff to the latest versions and picking up on Push.

Hmm, time flies indeed!
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Post by majestic » Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:04 pm

I started with Live 4, used it for several years and loved it, and then game development grabbed pretty much all my spare time for 8 years. I recently started writing music again, and my first foray was with Logic and a Maschine (this was last July, I bought a Maschine on an impulse while visiting Berlin). But I felt, well, Logic's awesome but I should really play with Ableton, I used to love that so much. Started it up a couple of weeks ago and oh man...I'd forgotten how brilliant it is! I'm so happy to be back with it, it's just so intuitive and it doesn't get in the way when ideas are flowing. There's no looking back now, time to upgrade my ancient copy. :)

Funny to come back to this board - so many names I recognise. Angstrom, Tarekith, Machinesworking...nice to see so many loyal Live users 15 years later. And why not? Of course they're still here, it's a legendary and unique creative tool.

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Post by downfader » Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:36 pm

Dont know what the year was but it was version 6 on a PC. I had been using Logic on another PC but stopped in 2003-4 when it started to die on me. Took a few years off from music and got a bit miserable, didn't like Cubase or Cakewalk and Live was the only other option at the time.
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