Monday, February 18, 2013

Haters Gotta Hate

This little gem showed up in my Facebook stack, and I've just got to blurt a few things out. The organizer of this thing has (in my opinion) jumped the rails a bit, and this is the result.  A few notes:
  • If you are going to go Ableton-negative, don't continue to cop the Ableton name and logo. Lacks class.
  • Starting the message with Bitwig is just meant to incite. Don't worry, Marc, they are watching. But this'll just make 'em write you off.
  • Opinion on the Push is not rapidly declining, because the Push isn't yet in consumer's hands. After it is, the opinion will vary, they will be in widespread use, and all planets will continue to orbit as expected.
  • Live 9 is unready? I haven't heard that one yet, although I know some people would prefer it to have different feature sets. But I'm not sure where this one came from. I've been (secretly) gigging with it for a while, and couldn't be more confident in it.
  • The Livid Base is a cool thing, and is completely different from anything Ableton is likely to do in the next many years. The goals are different, as are the devices.
Yeah, I hear the peanut gallery already: I'm a Ableton shill!  I can't bust out of my own bubble! I'm not open enough! Yada yada.

Breaking News: I'm a hater too. In this case, I'm just hating on the fragging of cheap shots on the way out of town.


Thursday, February 7, 2013

Sometimes I Make Me Happy!

I finally got around to making my damned Max for Live tuner. Something that I always wished was part of Live, and that I knew I should have made for myself some time ago. Wasn't really hard, but difficult to share because it is pretty heavily tied to the fiddle~ object. Nevertheless, at least (for a moment) I'm pretty pleased with myself.

Really useful when doing live Ableton + modular session (of which I have a few in the upcoming months).

Simple pleasures.