I’ve been playing around with Live Suite 9 for quite awhile now during the beta period, and at the time of writing this – two days after the release – I’ve installed all the Suite content I’m interested in for the moment and the latest version of LPC-Live for my Launchpad. I decided to write down some thoughts on Live’s latest incarnation and how I feel it has progressed since version 8; it can be quite hard to keep track of all your thoughts and impulses during a beta test phase, so I think it’s time for me to see if I can form a more “big picture” view of it all.
Here’s a skin I’ve made for Ableton Live. It’s a little inspired by the photo editors Zoner and Lightroom, which have these pleasant dark grey themes. For photo editing, this makes sense because you want as little visual noise as possible, but I find that it’s also a lot easier on the eyes; brighter themes are more tiring, and I find that there’s always some element I don’t like with other skins I’ve tried in Live.
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