Mom was gonna get it for me for my last birthday, but it didn’t end up working out. I can’t afford $499 for a full copy (and I need a full copy, not the Lite version, which won’t do what I need it to do).
I need it for live Red State Soundsystem performances, which are otherwise just me and Thom playing along to a pre-recorded track. Which is stupid. I need to be able to improvise and — more importantly — be able to work with a drummer.
And playing with the demo and the — fine, I’ll admit it — cracked copy I’ve got, I’ve realized I could be making fucking bank doing Live DJing in clubs here in Vegas — doing live beat-matching and looping of existing tracks combined with dropping my own beats and pads into the flow. (Live de-cracks itself. Randomly. It seems to know when you’re on stage, too.)
I don’t have anything I can sell to pay for this, and I can’t justify buying it in any way, even though I know I could make money using it — the gap between getting it and practicing with it and making money would be just a little too long for somebody in my dire financial straits. I can’t even afford one of those cheap copies on eBay, which are usually only discounted by $100 or so.
Believe me, I’ve looked at other options. There’s literally nothing else that does what Live does, and Live is the only app that does what I need it to do.
So, anybody got any ideas?
(Edit: if you want to see what you can do with Live, check this video out.)