I'm planning to upgrade from my cheap laptop to a proper desktop PC to make Ableton a bit easier to use but there seems to be a load of people online saying that their 8/16GB, 3.8ghz, hexacore, I7, etc, machines still struggle massively with polyphony in Operator. How much of an issue is CPU load with a relatively decent PC spec now?
― ShariVari, Wednesday, 13 February 2019 12:38 (three years ago) link
nothing helpful to add but that is discouraging
― ( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 17:52 (three years ago) link
back to fruity loops
https://help.ableton.com/hc/en-us/articles/209073129-Enabling-Audio-over-USB-in-iOS-devicesold news but news to me! experiments begin tomorrow
― El Tomboto, Tuesday, 17 March 2020 02:16 (two years ago) link
so for the track I hope to make for the ILX quarantine comp I'm running Live 10 Suite on my dinky MacBook Air I bought for school just about two years ago and with only 4 MIDI channels + barely any FX it's already pushing 25% CPU load. This is going to get sporty I think
― El Tomboto, Saturday, 21 March 2020 01:30 (two years ago) link
Freeze tracks whenever possible
― Dan I., Monday, 23 March 2020 01:38 (two years ago) link
What are you using the midi channels for? what vst do you have loaded, or...
― Tib, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 10:04 (two years ago) link
are you working completely in the box? or do you have gear attached?
― Tib, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 10:53 (two years ago) link
Completely in the box
― El Tomboto, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 11:45 (two years ago) link
I’m using the same Mac mini that I’ve been using since 2009 running logic pro seven. I did get a new midi controller though.
― majority whip, majority nae nae (m bison), Thursday, 26 March 2020 12:20 (two years ago) link
for as long as I’ve been doing this I’ve become pretty decent at mixing inside the box except when it comes to vocals. I think because I just barely ever do it but I’ve never really mastered it or even come close.
― majority whip, majority nae nae (m bison), Thursday, 26 March 2020 12:21 (two years ago) link
How many goddam tracks does anyone need anyway?(caveat I have no idea what Tombot's music is like, maybe you need 10 tracks just for the drums)
― Tib, Monday, 30 March 2020 07:08 (two years ago) link
choose vst's or patches carefully (some of those wavetable patches are heavy on my cpu) , draw automation instead of twiddling the knob (or at least redraw the curves to mirror the twiddling to get rid of a lot of whatever those little points on the curve are called), freeze as Dan said.
or just "Free-form plague poetry over a VCS3 freakout" as per suggestion in ilm thread.
― Tib, Monday, 30 March 2020 07:15 (two years ago) link
Live 11 is coming in Q1 2021.
The additions look useful but not enormously transformative. Better CPU performance would be good though.
― Scampo di tutti i Scampi (ShariVari), Tuesday, 10 November 2020 16:53 (two years ago) link
Comping is very welcome, have been waiting for that for years. Spectral fx looks fun but nothing I haven't got elsewhere. Probability means I will probably never use Renoise again as thats pretty much the main reason I occasionally use it. The macro stuff looks awesome, especially no longer having to piss around with ClyphX scripts and commands.All in all, looking forward to complaining for a few months then not being able to resist dropping £150 on an upgrade of Suite (again)
― (the one with 3 L's) (Willl), Tuesday, 10 November 2020 17:22 (two years ago) link
I’d love lower latency from the software instruments.
― DJI, Wednesday, 11 November 2020 19:26 (two years ago) link