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by wjbuchanan
Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: My Laptop keeps Crashing (Memory Dump)
Replies: 6
Views: 892

Re: My Laptop keeps Crashing (Memory Dump)

That's your Realtek driver, which will be your onboard soundcard.

Try disabling that device in device manager, and update your audio interface drivers too!
by wjbuchanan
Thu Dec 06, 2012 5:11 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Why is WINDOWS way better than OSX for Music Software?
Replies: 83
Views: 5305

Re: Why is WINDOWS way better than OSX for Music Software?

Man, I should have known better than to reply to a topic like this...I guess it was inventible that it'd turn into a slagging match.

Since this thread crops up AGAIN and AGAIN, and new users also ask it, perhaps we should make a OSX/Windows pros/cons/similarities sticky?
by wjbuchanan
Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:22 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: can i
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Re: can i

I think you can do this by holding left click on the clip in arrangement, press tab, and dragging it into a clip slot.
by wjbuchanan
Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Crashing session: out of memory
Replies: 6
Views: 628

Re: Crashing session: out of memory

Live is a 32-bit application, which means it can only address 3Gb of memory. It sounds like you might be hitting this limit, which isn't related to CPU usage. There is a 64-bit version in beta, which will address more memory - perhaps give it a shot? https://www.ableton.com/en/articles/ableton-live-...
by wjbuchanan
Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: Feature Wishlist
Topic: MIDI CC volume compression
Replies: 2
Views: 302

Re: MIDI CC volume compression

Do you mean like an LFO to modulate CC's? Max for Live has some plugins that will allow you to do this.

I use M4L with to modulate parameters on my Korg EMX.

Example...

http://www.maxforlive.com/library/device.php?id=454

Hope I've understood your question correctly...cheers.
by wjbuchanan
Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: My Laptop keeps Crashing (Memory Dump)
Replies: 6
Views: 892

Re: My Laptop keeps Crashing (Memory Dump)

Hi, What VST are you using? Can you try installing a free VST such as Synth1 to see if the issue is replicated? Can you try without the audio interface, to see if it an issue with this? When the memory dump appears, is there a STOP code that accompanies it? Something like 0x0000007b? this might tell...
by wjbuchanan
Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:59 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Why is WINDOWS way better than OSX for Music Software?
Replies: 83
Views: 5305

Re: Why is WINDOWS way better than OSX for Music Software?

I think each platform has its benefits and disadvantages. Apple systems have limited SKUs so this means that the hardware is consistent, you pretty much know what you're getting with a Mac. Windows systems are highly varied, so even if you have a great spec on paper you can end up with a sub par tra...
by wjbuchanan
Fri Nov 30, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: Push discussion
Topic: Ableton Push: Questions & Answers
Replies: 578
Views: 133405

Re: Ableton Push: Questions & Answers

Look on page 1 of this topic
by wjbuchanan
Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:58 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: "Locked" greyed out buffer size, can't do performance test
Replies: 1
Views: 308

Re: "Locked" greyed out buffer size, can't do performance test

Your buffer size won't be controlled by Ableton, it'll be handled by the Focusrite driver - look for a control panel/utility that was installed with the Focusrite, that will allow you to change the buffer size.
by wjbuchanan
Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: drum sound problems
Replies: 16
Views: 1601

Re: drum sound problems

Tell me about it!

Yeah you could "rewire" Reason into Ableton, I did this once but wasn't very happy with the workflow...I try keep everything Ableton these days.

Have a look at this at this, I've heard people mention that it's good.

http://www.kvraudio.com/product/easy_dr ... _easytoolz
by wjbuchanan
Thu Nov 29, 2012 5:13 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: drum sound problems
Replies: 16
Views: 1601

Re: drum sound problems

Alright Dave, I learnt about creating drum tracks with a hardware step sequencer and I still find this much easier than using Live's MIDI editor. I'm quite happy using the piano roll for chords or melody, but for some reason I just can't get a good beat down with software. It's probably because ther...
by wjbuchanan
Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:13 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Windows 8 Touchscreens
Replies: 40
Views: 7214

Windows 8 Touchscreens

Hi All,
Wondering if anyone out there is using Live with one of the new Windows 8 touchscreen laptops?

I quite fancy the idea of using one until Touch comes out...I'd like to launch clips, adjust filters, Analog/Operator settings.

Can anybody comment whether it's useful or not?

Cheers
by wjbuchanan
Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:59 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Ableton technical support rocks!
Replies: 4
Views: 513

Re: Ableton technical support rocks!

I agree! I have had to contact NI support on a number of occasions, that is a nightmare...Ableton support reps seem on the ball.
by wjbuchanan
Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: add affect to only 1 clip of a track
Replies: 18
Views: 7641

Re: add affect to only 1 clip of a track

Perhaps another way would be to duplicate the track, and then group them together to tidy them up a bit...? Just a suggestion...
by wjbuchanan
Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: Push discussion
Topic: Ableton Push: Questions & Answers
Replies: 578
Views: 133405

Re: Ableton Push: Questions & Answers

Hi Jesse, I'm wondering whether the Overdub feature of Live has been revised for Push - can we replace MIDI notes instead of playing on top of existing notes? This would make it more like a hardware style groovebox pattern - set the fixed clip length and keep trying takes until you get it right. Cur...