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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 (one year ago) link

nothing helpful to add but that is discouraging

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 17:52 (one year ago) link

back to fruity loops

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 17:52 (one year ago) link

one year passes...

https://help.ableton.com/hc/en-us/articles/209073129-Enabling-Audio-over-USB-in-iOS-devices

old news but news to me! experiments begin tomorrow

El Tomboto, Tuesday, 17 March 2020 02:16 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) link

Freeze tracks whenever possible

Dan I., Monday, 23 March 2020 01:38 (eight months ago) link

What are you using the midi channels for? what vst do you have loaded, or...

Tib, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 10:04 (eight months ago) link

are you working completely in the box? or do you have gear attached?

Tib, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 10:53 (eight months ago) link

Completely in the box

El Tomboto, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 11:45 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months 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 (eight months ago) link

seven months pass...

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 (three weeks 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 (three weeks ago) link

I’d love lower latency from the software instruments.

DJI, Wednesday, 11 November 2020 19:26 (three weeks ago) link


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