A Live 9 That Works Better, and Better in the Dark
I can easily separate myself from the fanboy hipster side of Apple product users. Yes, I have a macbook and yes I have an iPod, but it is not because I only buy Apple products. When I do buy something from them, I don’t shove it in the face of PC users either. Do I want to DJ with a tablet? Perhaps. But I would be more interested in the Microsoft surface than the Apple iPad. I think the simplicity of Apple products is neat and that anyone can use them without much schooling – but I don’t like the fact that many of these products cannot be customized. I want it my way.
My iPod for example has a very bright LCD screen, but is bright enough to hurt my eyes in the wrong conditions – so I have to change the screen backlight constantly. Apple doesn’t make it easy to do without some navigation, so I have to hack the settings in order to make a quick setting button. Ableton has made it easier, much easier. The white color may not be very good in a low light condition (going back and forth from dark to white), so an alternative background color is a better option.