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by ark
Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: "Places" keeps "Refreshing/Searching" for samples. Ableton 10.1
Replies: 7
Views: 1665

Re: "Places" keeps "Refreshing/Searching" for samples. Ableton 10.1

Please file a bug report. Go to the "Help" menu, select "Get support..." and follow the instructions.
by ark
Thu Jun 20, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Ableton + Nord Modular G2 as MIDI controller?
Replies: 4
Views: 809

Re: Ableton + Nord Modular G2 as MIDI controller?

Check your inbox -- I've sent you a note describing what you need in order to do it.
by ark
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Places wheel in browser keeps spinning
Replies: 23
Views: 2532

Re: Places wheel in browser keeps spinning

It’s hard to see how the number of samples could be relevant: 1) I have two computers with Live installed and as close to identical configurations as I can manage. Both are running Windows 10. The endless spinning wheel problem happens almost all the time on one of them and never on the other. 2) Wh...
by ark
Fri May 31, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Places wheel in browser keeps spinning
Replies: 23
Views: 2532

Re: Places wheel in browser keeps spinning

I have been able to reproduce the problem on a machine with no user-supplied content at all, just Ableton packs. The problem never occurs on one of my machines and often occurs on the other with identical content. When the problem is occurring, the index process is consuming essentially no cpu. The ...
by ark
Thu May 30, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: 10.1 update
Replies: 2
Views: 364

Re: 10.1 update

My experience is that "computing space requirements" often takes a surprisingly long time, but at least in my case it has never failed to complete.
by ark
Thu May 30, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Places wheel in browser keeps spinning
Replies: 23
Views: 2532

Re: Places wheel in browser keeps spinning

That’s what I’ve been doing. When I launch Live, it starts an indexing process that takes about 20% of the cpu, according to WIndows Task Manager. Eventually the process quiescent, dropping to less than 1% of the cpu. On one of my machines, the sircle sometimes stops spinning when this happens, but ...
by ark
Thu May 30, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Places wheel in browser keeps spinning
Replies: 23
Views: 2532

Re: Places wheel in browser keeps spinning

I've been having the same problem on Windows. After much investigation, I believe that the indexer is actually finishing its work, but for some reason it is not successfully telling the Live GUI to withdraw the spinning wheel.
by ark
Sun May 26, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Store external samples in User Library or not?
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Re: Store external samples in User Library or not?

What about kits and instruments that use those samples? What I find is that when I get a library from somewhere, I can't put it in a random folder in Places and also have it find its samples correctly. If I load a preset, for example, it typically won't find the corresponding samples. I can locate t...
by ark
Sat May 25, 2019 2:55 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Store external samples in User Library or not?
Replies: 2
Views: 189

Store external samples in User Library or not?

Supppose you get a library of samples from somewhere--you bought them, or made a bunch of field recordings, or whatever. Of course you put them all in a folder so you can get at them. Do you put that folder in your User Library? It seems to me that the answer isn't obvious. If you do put them in you...
by ark
Mon May 20, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: In praise of the .alp format
Replies: 7
Views: 436

Re: In praise of the .alp format

An alp file is really an xml file run through gzip.
by ark
Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Question about Chords and Classical Music
Replies: 7
Views: 401

Re: Question about Chords and Classical Music

FWIW I just learned about a free iOS app from Yamaha called Chord Tracker, which claims to be able to listen to audio and figure out the chord progression. No idea how well it works.
by ark
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Question about Chords and Classical Music
Replies: 7
Views: 401

Re: Question about Chords and Classical Music

The harmonic structure of classical and pre-classical music can be breathtakingly complicated, and cannot always be broken down into a straightforward series of chords. This harmonic complexity is one of the major things I find missing in today's popular music--especially electronic dance music. Exa...
by ark
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Class compliant MIDI devices in Windows 10
Replies: 2
Views: 188

Re: Class compliant MIDI devices in Windows 10

A class compliant device is one that does not require a manufacturer's driver; so I'm not quite sure what problem you're trying to solve.
by ark
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Remove Audio drivers
Replies: 9
Views: 485

Re: Remove Audio drivers

One other possibility: Look in C:\Users\<you>\AppData\Roaming\Ableton\<Live release>\Preferences\User Remote Scripts
and see if there is a folder there with a name that matches your device. If so, remove that folder after uninstalling the drivers.
by ark
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Remove Audio drivers
Replies: 9
Views: 485

Re: Remove Audio drivers

Thanks again for your good ideas. This didn't work for the first go. But you say that if it doesn't work, I should reinstall the device & drivers and then run that little tool ? Is that correct ? Yes. It is possible that for some reason the uninstall tool does not think that the driver is installed...