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by ark
Tue Apr 06, 2021 2:46 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: What should I get rid of (uninstalling Intro and Installing Standard!)
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Re: What should I get rid of (uninstalling Intro and Installing Standard!)

Ableton Live leaves two kinds of folders around in your AppData folder: 1) \Users\<you>\AppData\Roaming\Ableton\Live <release number> 2) \Users\<you>\AppData\Local\Ableton\Live Database Each folder with a name of the form (1) corresponds to a Live release and contains information about your license,...
by ark
Sat Apr 03, 2021 4:33 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Follow actions: "Next" doesn't work in Live 11
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: Follow actions: "Next" doesn't work in Live 11

I tried a quick test and it seems to work. Can you give more detail about what you're doing?
by ark
Sun Mar 14, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Feature Wishlist
Topic: Please give me a way to launch a clip on a given beat of a bar -- 12-second audio example
Replies: 1
Views: 234

Please give me a way to launch a clip on a given beat of a bar -- 12-second audio example

https://soundcloud.com/andrew-koenig/pickup-beat This is a slight modification of a clip called Katrina-Intro BrushSizzle 87bpm that is part of the Session Drums Club factory pack. How do I make a single clip that gives me this audio on Live? I want to do three things that are currently impossible: ...
by ark
Thu Feb 18, 2021 2:35 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: What exactly is special about the User Library?
Replies: 3
Views: 179

Re: What exactly is special about the User Library?

But wouldn't you want to include sounds in non-official packs in the Sounds category? I'm thinking that maybe the simplest rule of thumb is: "Put stuff in the user Library that you expect to use elsewhere." (BTW, I'm asking this question now because when the User Library first came out, Li...
by ark
Wed Feb 17, 2021 10:59 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: What exactly is special about the User Library?
Replies: 3
Views: 179

What exactly is special about the User Library?

The Live manual does not describe the User Library folder in much detail. As far as I can see, it has four properties that other folders do not share: 1) Live creates five subfolders: Clips, Defaults, Grooves, Presets, and Samples. 2) It is intended to be the "normal" place to save stuff y...
by ark
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Places wheel in browser keeps spinning
Replies: 82
Views: 37605

Re: Places wheel in browser keeps spinning

After much investigation, I have found the following: When I launch Live (10.1.9), sometimes I get an endless spinning circle; other times I don't. There doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason behind it. In all cases, launching Live starts the indexer running, and the indexer takes a while to run; s...
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: 5652

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: 1364

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: 82
Views: 37605

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: 82
Views: 37605

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: 2657

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: 82
Views: 37605

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: 82
Views: 37605

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: 557

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: 557

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...