yup, lack of MPE/multichannel midi is a big disappointment…
I do think its a big change for them, but I wish they had just let the midi channel flow through, so like Logic, it might not be able to record multi channel midi, but just at least let you play/record audio.
(honestly, I don’t often record MPE even with Cubase, and I find BWS mpe handling pretty poor)
I think the midi editing on the push 2 looks much improved, and the visualisations look nice, and point to a really nice direction for the future.
the changes for M4L, basically just lack detail… they say its faster/more integrated, but we will only know how much this is true when we start using it… but again, its points for a promising direction in the future.
(Id love to see BWS get the modular stuff, but frankly, they seem hesitant to open this up to users)
note: I find it odd, its still only in suite, even though I own suite, I really do think they should add M4L to at least standard if not lite.
of course I’m also hoping, under the hood it will just a be a bit more slick, better performance… and I think they will because the 9.x improvements have been going in this way.
so overall as a push2 user its really a bit of a no-brainer, even though MPE is not solved.
pricing, seems in line with what others are doing, especially with the previous upgrade cycle of Live… though I do think, we are likely to see more frequent upgrades from Ableton. (which would not be a bad thing too)