Music Radar has compiled a wish list from top DJ/Producers about what they’d like to see in the next version of Live.
Indeed Live 9 is long overdue - 3 years for a new major version seems like a very long time, and there is no sign of the new version. What makes this even more worrisome is that they used to release a new version every year. Check out the Wikipedia page for a version history.
I agree with Martin Delaney, Ableton should be working on a cut down version of Live for iPad. That’s just a future 101. I don’t use Live as much as I used to. I used it for sound design mostly and only feature I’d like to see is CAF file support for my Logic Pro to Live workflow. I use CAF files as it makes my Logic projects 50% smaller.
It seems to me Live users have very high expectations, I’m not sure if Ableton can deliver all that or even half. But I’m still hoping for the best.