I KINDA hope the M4L integration will tame the CPU spikes a bit when a session’s loaded with a few of them (and that’s just around 5 or 6 of them I think) because really it’s something I cannot make sense out of, everything’s just fine, I’m not pushing my computer in any way, and it just goes up for no apparent reason. This being said it always was more of a M4L thing, when I remove those, it tends to go back to being pretty much ok, but I love M4L plugins and they kind of make the whole Ableton experience to my eyes, so I really hope this is much tighter now that it’s integrated, and that it’s not just “we hid the old M4L installer inside the main ableton one”.
Overall, a lot of GREAT things in this update. No playlisting, no tighter video integration (!!! I mean, I thought this was the whole point of moving to 64bit only so I really can’t grasp why they didn’t implement that better), and no improvement to the cc editing is mind boggling, but I’ll still update because Ableton Live is where I spend most of my time and it’s worth it.
200€ pre-order pricing is super steep though, wasn’t expecting that (+ I upgraded to Live 9 last year so that’s tough…)