agreed, these things happen… its a bit of luck. (I’ve seen all the same complaints re: reason 10, cubase 9.0 , BWS)
I guess if your a new user, the hope is that they will follow a similar release schedule for Live 10.x, but there is no guarantee of that.
anyway, had a quick play with the Beta… my initial impressions are wow!
as others have mentioned, all the changes seem to point to the whole being greater than the sum of the parts.
the Push 2 midi clips, in particular are, for me, a massive improvement. now you can see the overview of notes in the clip, it makes using things like the sequencer much more intuitive, since you have the oversight needed… and theres some tiny little touches, like holding down a pad in the sequencer will zoom
Capture, I need to play with this more, but this has huge potential - I’ve used a pedal in the past, so I can have my hands on the keyboard, but capture may be easier, and its great it can be activated from the push.
Visualisations of Eq8, how have I lived without this?
(wavetable synth, looks pretty but not tried it yet)
In 9.x the Push 2’s display felt great, but a little under-utilised , now I think we can see where Ableton are going - my bets are, Push2/Live is heading into Maschine territory, where the computer is out of sight, out of mind … well thats my hope anyway.
that said, one thing they still need to improve, is the integration of VSTs with Push, allow user customisation like PrEditor.