I'm curious to what peoples opinions are on using Ableton software for professional sound design. I'm a budding sound designer and I want to let my imagination go wild with creating and designing sounds - using any techniques that work.
But I'm also conscious that I would eventually like to do this as a full time job and I wouldn't want to waste my time too much using techniques or software that wouldn't be relavant to me in the long run.
I'm a big fan of Ableton software, as well as Native Instruments. I use these for all my sound stuff, as well as using Logic Pro. I want to throw myself into using Max For Live (the Cycling '74 Max environment inside Ableton Live) for true control over sound.
...but ultimately would I be wasting my time? I hear big talk on sound design with Kyma and Soundminer and MetaSynth etc. But surely it doesn't necessarily matter how you get the eventual sounds? Surely getting the job done is the most important thing in a professional environment?