TimestampDoes this header grouping works for you?Why?Does Project Tabs feature look helpful to you?Why?Does Workspace feature sound helpful to you?Why?Does Level of Detail feature make sense to you?Why?Does CPU History look like a helpful feature to you?Why?Could a window arrangement affect your workflow?Why?Does this look cluttered to you?Why?Do you think that these redesigned Clips are an improvement?Why?Do you think the Device header redesign is a smart move?Why?Does this color coding of the Inputs / Outputs look helpful to you?Why?Does anything confuses you about device slots in expanded mixer view?Why?Does History of undo steps look useful to you?Why?Does this expanded browser look like an improvement to you?Why?Is all of this 'modern' looking to you?Why?Which redesign part you like the most?
Now, if we’re talking about functional side of things, how would you assess my redesigns?
Any final suggestions?
5/17/2017 10:29:10NoYesNoYesNoNoYesYesYesNoYesNoNoYes6
5/17/2017 10:31:43YesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYes
Browser, Mixer, Undo History, Header, Footer, Device Racks, Project Tabs, Detachable Windows, Device Slots, Grouping groups, Clips
5/17/2017 11:07:58YesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesBrowser, Mixer, Undo History, Project Tabs, Detachable Windows, Clips10PLEASE DO IT!
5/17/2017 11:11:17YesYesYesYesNoNoYesYesYesi don´t careNoYesYesYesMixer, Undo History, Header8
5/17/2017 11:24:25YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesBrowser, Mixer, Undo History, Project Tabs, Detachable Windows, Clips9
5/17/2017 11:31:37YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYes
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5/17/2017 11:44:55It's too complexNoYesYesI have enough resources, never botherYesYesNoPreset browser, Yes! With keyboard arrows plsNoYesYesNo
Some useful ideas, but way prefer the minimalist approach
Undo History7
5/17/2017 12:10:05YesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesMixer, Device Racks, Detachable Windows9
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5/17/2017 13:51:41YesYesYes
My previous entries would have been different it you hadn't added that feature. Very good addition
Not sure. I would probably prefer not knowing so not to skew with my creative choices
When I first seen it, it did look cluttered. But i think thats just due to the scale of your image. Bigger monitor could work really well with the redesign
looks cool but just like logics track icons. I would never use them if they have to be enabled by the user
Looks quite barren. I don't use the samples folder so i can't comment it agains current Live 9. I use custom folders
YesMixer, Header, Detachable Windows7
Overall very nice. There are a lot of changes so a bit hard to keep track of. Maybe a little too much but the addition features you bring with your designs such as the Detachable Windows and mixer are some features I would love to see in Live.

One Feature That could be mentioned is things such as Duplicate Time & Cut Time. Adding them to options in the customizable Header would be a nice touch. Logics tool bar would similar concept to what i am talking about
5/17/2017 14:51:28YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYes
Browser, Mixer, Undo History, Header, Footer, Device Racks, Project Tabs, Detachable Windows, Device Slots, Grouping groups, Clips
5/17/2017 15:15:21YesYesYesNoNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoBrowser, Undo History, Grouping groups8
5/17/2017 15:15:25YesYesYesYesYes7
5/17/2017 15:17:10YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYes
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10Keep it up I love this design and your passion for improvement!
5/17/2017 15:25:03YesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYes
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5/17/2017 15:28:12
5/17/2017 15:39:22YesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesUndo History, Header, Project Tabs, Grouping groups7
5/17/2017 15:42:12
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5/17/2017 15:49:41YesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesBrowser, Mixer, Header, Footer, Device Racks, Grouping groups, Clips9
5/17/2017 15:57:36YesYesYesYesYesYesNoHow about the "icon" option, btw looks nice!This blue dots! That's wild! Genius!YesNoYesYesYesMixer, Detachable Windows, Grouping groups, Blue automations10I'm curious about arrangement view and piano roll!
5/17/2017 16:02:56YesI love the idea, but wouldn't it make ableton run slower?NoNoYesWhat's the point? It would make a huge mess I think...YesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesBrowser, Mixer, Device Racks, Clips9
It's great, but I didn't see a redesign for the arrangement view.... Other than that, it's fucking awesome! (except the detachable windows, which i didn't like at all)
5/17/2017 16:06:28YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesMixer, Detachable Windows10
5/17/2017 16:08:04YesYesYesYesYesYesYes
Could be useful but probably not something I would need. I generally know what I've done to my clips
YesYesNoYesYesYesMixer, Header, Project Tabs, Grouping groups8
5/17/2017 16:08:07YesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesBrowser, Mixer, Undo History, Header, Device Slots, Grouping groups10
Have a look at a way to integrate track-playlists for multiple takes like in Pro-Tools, Ableton definitely needs that. (probably looks like a group or tracks inside a track or something).
Also maybe for the effect presentation in slots (Mixer view) make sure to have one view for every stock effect in Ableton, so you present a final solution to them that is more likely to be approved. Also probably an option to turn the representation off to save CPU.
Great work in general!
5/17/2017 16:10:21YesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesMixer, Clips10
5/17/2017 16:24:38NoYesYesYesYesNoI never use session viewYesI don't like the design, too Bitwigly for meThe current system is efficent for me but why not.I like it but I'm used to work with the current, good for new users.YesI have no problem finding what I'm searching forI'd like the new functions but with the current live 9 design.Mixer, Undo History, Project Tabs, Grouping groups7Keep the Live 9 design, add these new functions.
5/17/2017 16:26:04The old follow icon should remain. But everything else is good.YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesBrowser, Mixer, Undo History, Project Tabs, Grouping groups, Clips8
How would I monitor gain staging for effects properly? Maybe I missed it, but the volume indicators look smaller than they are currently and they're a problem now.
5/17/2017 16:38:33YesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesMixer, Clips8
5/17/2017 16:49:49YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesDevice Racks8
5/17/2017 16:50:12YesYesYesYes
Yes, as long as it is possible to disable it, since in certain circumstances this can influence the creative process of someone who does not have a very powerful computer.
YesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesMixer, Header, Project Tabs8
It was very beautiful and I think it will make a huge difference, for the best, in the work of any producer. But I think the changes in color and layout have become very radical. Do not forget that the design of knobs in Ableton is the symbol and logo of the product. Congratulations on your work and I hope you can get your job.
5/17/2017 16:53:26YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYes
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A drum sequencer layout and ghost channels in MIDI editor mockup, please. Ableton dev team needs to implement that.
5/17/2017 16:56:01YesYesYesYesYes
i would prefer row of buttons where I could save more views a project. ie: btn 1: only clips view, btn2 clips with instruments... etc
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i know it's not the in the interface but we need native lfo, wave editor. for the ui I would suggest to have a look to renoise. they made a good job with their software (IMOH). regards
5/17/2017 17:02:20YesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesBrowser, Mixer, Undo History, Device Racks, Project Tabs9
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5/17/2017 17:15:55YesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoNoYesYesBrowser, Mixer, Clips10this looks awesome. I would happily take it now if i could.
5/17/2017 17:17:02Loop should be with transport controlsI like drag'n'droppign track elements from the browserYesI prefer finer-grained control such as we currently have for track elementsSure, but I'd like a "This Session" Category and an "All" category. FL Studio has this.I wont ever want to detach a window, but changing the layout sureNoNoYesNo
Still never figured why they haven't turned this on, you can force it on in the settings file
Might be nice, but I'm skeptical the 3rd party plugins will play nice enough to realise it well enough
I think you've over simplified in places, some visual boundaries between elements are gone, and I find it more cluttered as a result. Ableton currently is a bit liberal with its dividers but you've over-shrunk 'em!
Header7Declutter it a bit, or show an example of the detail view please.
5/17/2017 17:19:06
5/17/2017 17:21:08YesYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesNoYesYesYesMixer, Device Racks, Device Slots10
5/17/2017 17:21:20YesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesBrowser, Mixer, Undo History, Header, Project Tabs8Good job!
5/17/2017 17:44:01YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesBrowser, Mixer10
5/17/2017 17:46:13YesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYes
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5/17/2017 17:52:04YesYes
I'm in favor of customization, as long as it's not as extensive (and hence confusing) as eg. FL Studio
I don't like the concept of the detail level slider, but as long as you can hide aspects of the interface in some other way, I approve.
I like it in principle but in practice it might require too much memory and be too slow to be usable.
If it can be made to work sure, but it will be extremely difficult in practiceYesMixer, How it looks7
5/17/2017 17:54:36YesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesMixer, Device Racks, Project Tabs, Clips9
5/17/2017 17:54:38YesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesMixer, Undo History, Header, Device Racks9
5/17/2017 18:01:09YesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesNoYesYesYesBrowser, Mixer, Device Racks, Detachable Windows, Device Slots, Grouping groups10
5/17/2017 18:05:46YesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYesNoYesYesYesGross colors and designGrouping groups7Why change the colors and shapes
5/17/2017 18:11:02YesYesSome of it.SOunds interesting but I'd have to try it.NoNo
Not sure. I miss the clarity of what is playing and a consistnet row of the progress of each clip.
YesYesYesNoYesYesYesDevice Racks, Project Tabs, Grouping groups8
5/17/2017 18:12:41I'd rather have pre/post roll options than loop start/end. Seems redundant.YesNoNoYes
It would be better if I could have my browser or clip view as a floating window. Otherwise I doubt I would rearrange
I both understand the idea of the detail slider and think this looks clutteredYes
Love it -- but why not have a drop down for the device as well? Be nice to hot swap right from the plugin
As long as it could be switched on and off. For certain projects it would be overkillNoGreat! A feature like the Studio One scratch pads would make this even betterYes
My mood is very affected by light levels and this seems a little dark to me. I prefer the stock Ableton grey and the contrast of all the buttons and knobs.
Undo History, Project Tabs, Device Slots7Great work, Ableton needs some of these updates for sure. Keep tweaking!
5/17/2017 18:19:21
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5/17/2017 18:40:08YesYesYesYesYesNo
Very hard to see the ghosted info on midi and audio clip examples( 13,14) almost invisible detail.
the font and narrowness of the elements makes me feel like i'm constantly squinting. even if i'm not. If not the font, then perhaps the general colour contrast?
Undo History, Project Tabs, Detachable Windows8
5/17/2017 18:49:00YesNoYesYesYesdragging elements on a second monitor would be really nice.NoYesYesYesfancy, but not really useful in the mixer section imhoYesYesYesBrowser, Mixer, Device Racks, Clips8
5/17/2017 18:52:45YesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesthe CPU indicators is awesome. 10
If you could allow to deactivate devices to reduce latency that would be great (not just turn it off). Great job anyway, hope you get the job!
5/17/2017 19:00:56
Like it, might not be the best for smaller screens, even though you have said drop down menus. very nice typeface and icon design though, super clean!
Definitely a good idea, would probably require some intense CPU though!YesNoYes
I quite like the existing layout of Ableton, but would be cool for other users to have the option
NoYesYesYesThink it would take a little getting used to but a definite good moveYes
Absolutely brilliant idea! Might be a little tricky to get really small/obscure VSTs and plug-ins to cooperate with the filtering system though?
YesBrowser, Undo History, Device Racks, Device Slots, Grouping groups9
I like the dark design, but as long as there are some sweet alternative skins (I happen to like the grey theme of 9) this is awesome. Super super good job, I you get noticed by them. Would be great to see some of your features and designs make it into 10.
5/17/2017 19:05:38YesYesYesYesYesMaybe, as long as there is a default.YesYeskeep the output on one side, it looks like one is on the left and the other is on the rYesYesYesYesYesProject Tabs, PROJECT TABS!!!!!!!!!!!8
5/17/2017 19:10:57YesNoYesYesNot that I don't care, but that is not an issue for meYesYesYesNoYesYesYesBrowser, Mixer, Header, Footer, Detachable Windows, Grouping groups9
5/17/2017 19:19:41YesYesYesYesYesYes
Im not keen on the current skins and graphics but i think this version looks even cheaper.
the arrangement window needs to have a different shade of colour opposed to the track and other sections. like in bitwig and cubase.
5/17/2017 19:24:18YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesHeader, Detachable Windows, Clips8
5/17/2017 19:27:16YesYesYesYes
Yes. But perhaps incorporate CPU history into top right CPU meter (click or hover to see graph with history)
Yes, IMO the Device area is the worst part of the standard interface. I feel you should increase visual contrast between Device Rack & rest of interface though as it all blends together
Presumably the waveform/graphic previews will only work for built-in FX/plugins and not 3rd party addons - I expect a lot of people use 3rd party plugins during the Mixing stage so some provision for this could be good.
YesYesYesBrowser, Undo History, Project Tabs, Detachable Windows8
Your questionnaire is incredibly biased with extremely leading questions. If you don't know what I mean here it's the fact that every question encourages participants to choose the answer that you prefer. I do appreciate the lighthearted humour of the answers, but I doubt the findings from this will be taken seriously by Ableton as you are not allowing for actual opinions and are expecting everyone to say "yes I agree" to each answer.
5/17/2017 19:35:03Yes
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5/17/2017 19:39:51YesYesYesnot sure!NoYeshard to sayYesYesNoYesYesYesUndo History, Project Tabs8
5/17/2017 19:40:40YesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYesYesNoYesYesBrowser, Mixer, Header, Footer, Device Racks, Device Slots, Clips8
5/17/2017 19:45:56YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesBrowser, Mixer8
5/17/2017 19:52:47YesYesYesYesNahYesYesYesYes
It might help, but it does not look that good. I like it when things have the same colour.
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5/17/2017 19:53:46YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesMixer, Detachable Windows, Grouping groups, Clips10
5/17/2017 20:00:08YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesBrowser, Undo History, Detachable Windows10Neat!
5/17/2017 20:14:39YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesMixer10
5/17/2017 20:15:34YesYesYesYesYes
I like this feature, but I'd also like to see a button implemented that locks and unlocks the windows. I have the bad habit of clicking a lot, so I'm afraid I might be constantly dragging the windows :(
YesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesBrowser, Undo History, Grouping groups8
5/17/2017 20:28:34YesYesNoNoYesNoYesYesYesNoI think this 2D design is just rrrrrreally trendy right now.Undo History7
5/17/2017 20:31:34everything is and looks great except key signature, think it's unneccessary for LiveYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYes
the channel no. and the collor for in/auto/off would be confusing at start, otherwise it looks good
YesYesYesUndo History, Header, Device Racks, Project Tabs, Detachable Windows, Clips9leave the in routing channels to orange color, the rest looks awesome. good luck
5/17/2017 20:35:08YesThere are already ways to do this without taking the space for tabsYes
a mix between the 2, full control of display could be time saving or time keeper, needs to be test
Yes but an option to hide or display could be greatYesNoif the clips maintain more color or thicker space to distinguish them would be better YesYesNoYesYesIt looks good but needs some minor improvementBrowser, Mixer, Undo History, Header, Footer, Device Racks, Device Slots, Clips7
5/17/2017 20:38:22YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesBrowser, Mixer, Detachable Windows, Clips10
5/17/2017 20:43:28YesNoYesYesNoYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesMixer, Detachable Windows8
5/17/2017 20:50:24
I like the sub-header buttons to be segmented with lines or something rather than free floating
The design elements feel liek they are straying away from ableton and looking more like cubase or bitwig
What if you had a looped clip with groove that was detuned? Would all of those icons show up next to the clip?
Bypass switch is too tiny for me, but I like the red light green light ideaYesNoYesYes
I said this before, but the design does not look very "Abletony" to me, it looks more bitwigy or cubasey to me
Browser, Mixer, Grouping groups8
Your multiple choice questions throughout the survey are very biased. But a lot of work was put into this, and some of the design ideas are fantastic!
5/17/2017 20:54:22YesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesUndo History, Project Tabs, Device Slots9Thanks for your effort - you rock!
5/17/2017 21:06:05Yes
I like the idea but worried about cpu usage as well as you can l ready browse ableton files in the browsers.
YesNoDont really see a point maybe add this in the settings menuYesYesNoNoYesYesYesYesYesBrowser, Mixer, Project Tabs, Detachable Windows5Try for more of a mix with the stock ableton design other than that love it
5/17/2017 21:16:14YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesMixer, Undo History, Detachable Windows, Grouping groups10
At present I never use use the session view and would like to have the option to be able to have the mixer panel included in the arrangement view. Also want to see better automation curves!
5/17/2017 21:33:41YesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesYesNoYesYesYes10
5/17/2017 21:43:45status is can copy things between projects without problems!YesYesthe audio preview could be smaller.Yes
GREAT! Only think to mention is: auomation lines view in mixer mode is useless and eats ressources..
NoYES! But: resizable view will be nice ;)No
details are viible when clicking on the effect. thats enough. no need for little GR meters and so on... that just needs to much ressources. think about ressources!
A whole track changement log would be great. to see what youve done. Also a simple but very useful "notice" or "comment" window would be great.
NoYesMixer, Header, Device Racks, Detachable Windows, Device Slots7think about ressources.
5/17/2017 21:45:30YesYesYesYesNoNoNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesBrowser, Mixer, Undo History, Device Racks8
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5/17/2017 22:11:30YesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesBrowser, Mixer, Undo History, Device Racks, Clips10
5/17/2017 22:31:48YesYesYesYesYesNoNoYesNoYesI don't know why would I need those little device slotsYesYesYesBrowser, Mixer, Project Tabs8
5/17/2017 22:32:19YesNoNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesBrowser, Mixer, Undo History, Device Racks, Device Slots, Grouping groups, Clips8
5/17/2017 23:00:41YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYes
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5/17/2017 23:01:43YesYesYesNoYesDon't like detachable windows. Quite like the existing set up, workflow wise.Yes
Having the colour span the full clip is very useful to see where you are at a glance. The little icons for clip status are nice though.
The activator is a bit small.YesNoYesI'm an essentialist. So most of that is clutter to me.
I think it might be trying a little too hard to be minimalist in places and ends up being a bit cluttered
5/17/2017 23:03:00YesYes9
5/17/2017 23:34:42YesYesYes
It's already doable by dropping things in audio racks and mapping controls. Doesn't seem like the "details" needed could be efficiently set by the user
Usage not sure. History - Yes!Yes
Yes, but it seems like the colour coding is too small to quickly glance and know what is what.
YesYesNoYesYesYesBrowser, Undo History, Header, Footer, Device Racks, Project Tabs, Grouping groups8
5/17/2017 23:45:36YesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYes
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5/18/2017 0:17:17
Really like the Design, except the Status group. The Elements don't give enough information. They could also not be there and it would Made no particular difference.
Indeed helpfull - problem would be that this only works for ableton FX and Not for VSTs right? - Also, some don't really use CPU but crazy amounts of RAM. Specially samplers, so that would be a nice one too to See.
Very nice! - But it would be great to Change this for yourself, in a live Situation this is not giving you all the information in an Instant (Clip Colors). But Its amazing to See the automations n' stuff.
Redesign, yeah. But the lines don't represents the waveform really good. Which makes ist more of a 'good looking' instead of working Feature.
It is, but keep in mind that its not about the pure Looks. The Information that is necessary should also come through. Some of the stuff is extremely minimal and could make you having a hard Timing using the Feature really. I would especially See the Status bar and the waveform View as an issue, since the information in there is completely lost. You could also not use them and it would make no difference.
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Please make this real. Its an amazing Design choice. - What about the Arrangement View?
5/18/2017 1:35:31YesYesYesYesNoIt's okay. I wouldn't need it personallyYes
Not sure about that one. What about reversed, detuned clips. What information will be shown?
I guess it could be nice but I don't like that workflow. I like to keep seperate branches in seperate files
YesYesBrowser, Mixer, Clips10
5/18/2017 1:56:42YesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYes
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If this design is actually implemented into Ableton Live 10.0 I will be the happiest man alive.
5/18/2017 2:59:40YesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesMixer, Device Racks9
5/18/2017 3:27:21YesNoYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesMixer9
5/18/2017 3:28:58YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesMixer, Header, Project Tabs, Detachable Windows, Device Slots, Grouping groups7
5/18/2017 7:34:00YesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesNoYesYesYesBrowser, Undo History, Project Tabs, Detachable Windows, Grouping groups9I wish ableton had real mono tracks
5/18/2017 9:22:53No9
5/18/2017 9:33:31YesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesYesNoYesYesYesBrowser, Mixer, Undo History, Header, Footer, Detachable Windows10
Just some sort of auto save function, like adobe products have. Also, to automatically save all and collect would be a great great great option to have!!