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by Greenapples2019
Fri Feb 26, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Does VST3 or AU eat more CPU?
Replies: 1
Views: 55

Does VST3 or AU eat more CPU?

tl:dr VST3 plugins use less CPU than AU on MacBook M1 Greetings Macusers, I have always taken a haphazard approach to choosing between VST and AU so decided to experiment by putting 20 instances of a plug-in on a channel strip and seeing the effect on CPU. (I have an M1 MBP, 16Gb running Ableton 10)...
by Greenapples2019
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:08 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Live 11 (and 10): CPU usage on macOS heavily dependent on size of the window
Replies: 11
Views: 582

Re: Live 11 (and 10): CPU usage on macOS heavily dependent on size of the window

It could possibly be to do with the frame refresh rate. This article explains more:

https://www.reddit.com/r/ableton/commen ... ptionstxt/

I have my MBP at 15fps and I haven't noticed any real difference in how Ableton looks.

I hope that helps.

Cheers
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by Greenapples2019
Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:52 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Metronomic imperfection: how to make scene transitions sound more organic
Replies: 4
Views: 97

Re: Metronomic imperfection: how to make scene transitions sound more organic

You could, in arrangement view, automate the BPM on the Master track to slow down/speed up at the end of the section. You could also set the quantisation to "None" and then freestyle the transitions (you may need to reset the clock when you start of the next scene). You can use "groove" to add a bit...
by Greenapples2019
Fri Feb 19, 2021 2:26 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: MacOS Big Sur and M1 (Apple Processor) support
Replies: 112
Views: 41864

Re: MacOS Big Sur and M1 (Apple Processor) support

I've recently bought a 13" M1 MacBook Pro. My previous laptop was a 2017 15" MacBook Pro i7 16gb RAM, running Bug Sur. I've not done detailed testing yet, but have opened up several of my previous projects and found no issues. I don't use heaps of VSTs or AUs, but I have a few ImageLine ones and Ar...
by Greenapples2019
Tue Feb 09, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Is this possible? - Macros - Position - Chain
Replies: 2
Views: 480

Re: Is this possible? - Macros - Position - Chain

I've not specifically tried it myself, but I think ClyphX Pro's SNAP command could help you. You'd set the macros up for the first chain and take a snapshot of that, then do the same for chains 2 and 3. You'd then assign one of your controller's buttons to each snapshot and be able to recall those p...
by Greenapples2019
Mon Feb 08, 2021 6:18 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: recording with no time signature in free time
Replies: 2
Views: 418

Re: recording with no time signature in free time

Hi Cath, and welcome! You can turn the metronome off and just record the violin, effectively without a time sig and in free time. Then tweak the position of the track when the tabla comes in. Would that work for you?

Cheers
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by Greenapples2019
Sun Feb 07, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Solo one track from a group
Replies: 4
Views: 481

Re: Solo one track from a group

You're welcome! I struggled trying to get Ableton to mute/solo channels easily, especially to do multiple actions at the same time. But ClyphX Pro takes care of it easily: you would have three actions (mute 2/3; mute 1/3; mute 1/2) and then have one switch linked to each action. That way you can swi...
by Greenapples2019
Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:40 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Live 11 16 Macros
Replies: 7
Views: 420

Re: Live 11 16 Macros

LaunchControl XL?

Cheers
D
by Greenapples2019
Sat Feb 06, 2021 1:37 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Solo one track from a group
Replies: 4
Views: 481

Re: Solo one track from a group

Hey csapoa, welcome to the forum. As far as I know there's no easy way to do what you want within Ableton but you can do it quite easily with ClyphX Pro, although rather than soloing one of the three tracks in the group you may find it easier to mute the other two. That way, you don't have to do any...
by Greenapples2019
Sat Jan 30, 2021 9:54 am
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: Help with Sending Midi CCs
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Re: Help with Sending Midi CCs

Hi there, and welcome, I hope this helps: 1. Double-click the cell (Scene 1, Track 1) where you want the MIDI clip 2. Open the envelopes, select MIDI ctrl, choose a MIDI CC and set the value to whatever you want it to be. 3. Create a new clip for the other cells if you want them to have a different ...
by Greenapples2019
Wed Jan 27, 2021 8:40 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: colored guideline track possible?
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: colored guideline track possible?

You could do something similar by having a blank Track 1 in Arrangement view (no input/output, no instrument) and then put different colour clips on the timeline. I don't think you can change the size of the words but you can make the track as big as you want so you'd see the colours across the stag...
by Greenapples2019
Tue Jan 26, 2021 10:14 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Is ableton garbage for musicians who use physical instruments?
Replies: 6
Views: 319

Re: Is ableton garbage for musicians who use physical instruments?

We use ableton as the hub of our live set up: four vox, bass, guitar, hi-hats mic, drum triggers, all going through a scarlett 18i20. Ableton does all the automation, reverbs, delays etc. and works really reliably. There is some latency (about 10ms with 128 samples) but not a problem when playing li...
by Greenapples2019
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:19 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: pack: Electric Pianos
Replies: 18
Views: 462

Re: pack: Electric Pianos

Da hand wrote:
Thu Jan 21, 2021 8:23 pm
I use Lounge Lizard by AAS for all my rhodes playing.
I think you're about to cost me €99!
by Greenapples2019
Thu Jan 21, 2021 2:07 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: pack: Electric Pianos
Replies: 18
Views: 462

Re: pack: Electric Pianos

Have you tried Arturia? Analog Lab V gives a limited range of pianos, Collection gives you full access or you can buy any of them individually.
by Greenapples2019
Mon Jan 18, 2021 1:33 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Channel Routing ?
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Re: Channel Routing ?

Hi, on the output for the recorded track you can select "Sends only". Or muting it should do the job too.

Cheers

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