Eyalc wrote:I don't care what they say is coming, I still think we're closer to end of life for this standalone platform than not. And history shows that's how things generally go. If they have a new culture now, awesome. I'll gladly be wrong.
Well, the MPC Live literally came to market roughly 2 years ago, so if history is anything to go by, we have at least another year or so before the Live is EOL'd anyway. I'm pretty sure the Touch was just EOL'd though (Sweetwater in the US no longer sells it), but that's likely because the Live proved more popular than they expected. So the Touch, being released a little over 2 & 1/2 years ago, if it truly has been EOL'd, made it that far. I'd expect the Live to make it further.
But even if the Live is EOL'd, it will work just fine with whatever version of the firmware it ends with, and in controller mode it will likely continue to work with future version of the MPC Software indefinitely, barring no extreme touch interface changes.
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