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by Machinesworking
Sat Mar 30, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: A Live set that functions as a CPU/system benchmark test?
Replies: 3
Views: 518

Re: A Live set that functions as a CPU/system benchmark test?

I guess really there would be 2 tests: CPU usage during live performance, and export/freeze render time. CPU usage is straightforward to set up. Render time is very likely dependent on a single core performance, but it really should always be X2 faster than real time. Here's the issue with CPU test...
by Machinesworking
Fri Mar 29, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: How to drag a clip to duplicate it.
Replies: 5
Views: 2050

Re: How to drag a clip to duplicate it.

I'm getting the impression that peterandu means automation in the Arrangement page, not Clip automation, and I do not think there is a way to do that without duplicating via Command D. :x
by Machinesworking
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: CPU usage in Live 10
Replies: 304
Views: 46575

Re: CPU usage in Live 10

Out of no where I'm having the same problem on my mac except I have 9 Live. It was working just fine then all of a sudden playing one clip uses 65% CPU! A PC solution seems to be power save settings, but can't fix my mac that way. What the fizzle is going on? The software is currently unusable. Grr...
by Machinesworking
Mon Mar 25, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: CPU usage in Live 10
Replies: 304
Views: 46575

Re: CPU usage in Live 10

Again, no worries. It is what it is, and it isn't terrible . Progress is progress and all that, so naturally it would still be great if a new version of Live implemented techniques that actually brought CPU use down in a comparable production situation, not up (a dedicated "production mode" with bu...
by Machinesworking
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: CPU usage in Live 10
Replies: 304
Views: 46575

Re: CPU usage in Live 10

I have a strange CPU usage issue as well. It appears in some of the Ableton packs, where one rack instrument in the same category will blow the CPU out of the water at a fairly low level of polyphony. For example: Electric Keyboards -> Basic Tonewheel Organ, sits at around 5%, while the Organ Musta...
by Machinesworking
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: CPU usage in Live 10
Replies: 304
Views: 46575

Re: CPU usage in Live 10

Fast two-notes-at-a-time pattern, 16th notes, in Live 8 small crackles at 86 instances. Loading the same project in Live 10, I need to go down to about 76-77 instances to be at the same level of slight crackles appearing. At 86 instances the project is still workable and there are no large dropouts...
by Machinesworking
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:44 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: CPU usage in Live 10
Replies: 304
Views: 46575

Re: CPU usage in Live 10

For fun, taking the Collision preset up to 11 notes at a 16th note run, 11 instances or 121 notes simultaneously. Could probably get to about 130 with 12 note polyphony. Recently had a debate about this, but more instances does not load balance if you're using the same plug in and sound. OS's and DA...
by Machinesworking
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: CPU usage in Live 10
Replies: 304
Views: 46575

Re: CPU usage in Live 10

The reason I like to mention Live's CPU use, at least on occasion, is how Live 10 is evidently more CPU heavy in use than a previous version, for no apparent reason -- that is, in exactly the same use case as before, Live 10 does tax the system more. Given that Live was already in the heftier end o...
by Machinesworking
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: CPU usage in Live 10
Replies: 304
Views: 46575

Re: CPU usage in Live 10

Yep, I love Live also, and have used it for fifteen years :D ... And again, just now, the latest project I did was Live all the way. Now that I have kept those massive "traditional" composing projects elsewhere, I've been happier and feel like I'm using these tools according to their strengths, wit...
by Machinesworking
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:06 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: CPU usage in Live 10
Replies: 304
Views: 46575

Re: CPU usage in Live 10

I don't really get why anyone erases their posts when they've been quoted? It's just awkward. :x The point wasn't to chat about Reaper, DP, Logic etc. all do it as well. It's just to point out that Ableton still have a CPU heavy DAW on their hands at a time when other DAWs seem to have gotten around...
by Machinesworking
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:49 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: CPU usage in Live 10
Replies: 304
Views: 46575

Re: CPU usage in Live 10

It matters because it explains where the differences in performance between Live and Reaper come from, which is not "bad coding" from Ableton's part (to start with, CPU usage is not the only factor to consider when weighting "good" or "bad coding"), and also provides a suggestion for people that on...
by Machinesworking
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: CPU usage in Live 10
Replies: 304
Views: 46575

Re: CPU usage in Live 10

"Anticipative processing" is just an extra audio buffer, that adds to latency like any buffer and doesn't fit the real-time model of Ableton Live. ........... Rising Live's audio buffer to a huge size similar to the size of Reaper's anticipative processing's buffer size should get the performance c...
by Machinesworking
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: CPU usage in Live 10
Replies: 304
Views: 46575

Re: CPU usage in Live 10

Yep, we are definitely on the same page here. Machiensworking, I gather that you are similarly a "best of both worlds" user like me, choosing the environment you wish to work in based on the task at hand :) It's just like you and jur said, the design goals and the priorities of an efficient "tradit...
by Machinesworking
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Live 10.1
Replies: 52
Views: 11706

Re: Live 10.1

I think the problem ableton may have had with the multi/tool is perhaps the idea of needing to have a toolbar. Thats not really necessary though. Toolbars are rarely used other than as indicators of the current tool. If a key such as "C" changed the cursor to a razor (my preference!) then no toolba...
by Machinesworking
Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: CPU usage in Live 10
Replies: 304
Views: 46575

Re: CPU usage in Live 10

I know it's a cheap shot mentioning other DAWs and comparing to them, as not all measures are equal there, but personally I find it amazing how something like Reaper can be so much more performant than Live 10, compared head to head in similar tasks where applicable. Reaper is the most CPU efficien...