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by Machinesworking
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:55 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Ableton CPU Overloading on High Spec Mac
Replies: 18
Views: 2195

Re: Ableton CPU Overloading on High Spec Mac

His stuff about cpu speed did make me blink a bit. You mean I’m spending money on i7s when I still have a perfectly good Pentium D cpu sitting in the attic? OK, he’s right in a way - if the problem is, as you point out, an overloaded system bus or deferred procedure calls from badly written drivers...
by Machinesworking
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: DP 10 gets Clips Window ?? :)
Replies: 3
Views: 835

Re: DP 10 gets Clips Window ?? :)

I think it's a good thing Ableton is getting more competition but will I switch, no. Personally I've always used a DAW like DP, Logic, Reaper etc. alongside Live. :) I like that the competition is doing things like Live, it makes any transfers between them that much easier. I think Force and DP10 a...
by Machinesworking
Thu Feb 14, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Ableton CPU Overloading on High Spec Mac
Replies: 18
Views: 2195

Re: Ableton CPU Overloading on High Spec Mac

Just got a macbook pro and this thing is a nightmare. Upgraded it to High Sierra when I got it. Whenever I make a mere drum loop in a new set the CPU is hitting 50 -70% during playback, whole projects would max at 5% on my old laptop. 16GB Ram, i7 processor, nothing else installed on it. What do I ...
by Machinesworking
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:40 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Ableton CPU Overloading on High Spec Mac
Replies: 18
Views: 2195

Re: Ableton CPU Overloading on High Spec Mac

This is the best explanation of how CPU power relates to DAW use that I've ever seen. So well done. Well worth a half hour of your time if you use computers to make music. Seriously. https://youtu.be/GUsLLEkswzE Yeah that's a pretty good explanation as to why you can have problems with real time pe...
by Machinesworking
Wed Feb 13, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Ableton CPU Overloading on High Spec Mac
Replies: 18
Views: 2195

Re: Ableton CPU Overloading on High Spec Mac

essentially the Live "CPU" meter is showing the status of the weakest link in the chain. which makes sense, since overloading any one core will cause a glitch. in the end it doesn't matter how many cores you have—if any one core is overloaded then you are done. if you have 1000 cores and only one i...
by Machinesworking
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: DP 10 gets Clips Window ?? :)
Replies: 3
Views: 835

Re: DP 10 gets Clips Window ?? :)

DP10 shipping today. Downloading now. Obviously fellow Live users aren't that interested in this, but I think it's good to have at least a Live and DP users take on the new Clips window in DP10 in these forums. :) I don't get any indication that MOTU are going to be as integrated into Live as AKAI a...
by Machinesworking
Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Ableton CPU Overloading on High Spec Mac
Replies: 18
Views: 2195

Re: Ableton CPU Overloading on High Spec Mac

Not sure how Live handles threading and core usage, but until recently Logic Pro shoved everything in the same “chain” - the track, track fx and anything the track had sends to - through a single core. Which could result in overloading one core while the others were at barely more than idle. Live s...
by Machinesworking
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Ableton CPU Overloading on High Spec Mac
Replies: 18
Views: 2195

Re: Ableton CPU Overloading on High Spec Mac

Just got a macbook pro and this thing is a nightmare. Upgraded it to High Sierra when I got it. Whenever I make a mere drum loop in a new set the CPU is hitting 50 -70% during playback, whole projects would max at 5% on my old laptop. 16GB Ram, i7 processor, nothing else installed on it. What do I ...
by Machinesworking
Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:48 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Vst 3 support in Live. When?
Replies: 50
Views: 9435

Re: Vst 3 support in Live. When?

Yeah I own a Maschine Studio which I only use for development reasons, I have never used it for anything more than keeping dust of that area of my desk. Push + Live are fine for my needs. Maschine is well designed but not the kind of workflow I like and more of a noodling thing I guess, but I just ...
by Machinesworking
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Vst 3 support in Live. When?
Replies: 50
Views: 9435

Re: Vst 3 support in Live. When?

I would imagine that VST3 is the reason that Massive X is delayed. I would imagine it is delayed because it's being developed by NI and isn't sounds.com related. You must own Maschine. :lol: :oops: :x Last hardware purchase I ever make from NI. In general I'm weening myself off of them, too many br...
by Machinesworking
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Live 10.1
Replies: 52
Views: 11699

Re: Live 10.1

Hey Machinesworking, Yeah, it might sound like I'm exaggerating, I reckon. Still, personally, I can't stand the complexity of selectable tools in other DAWs and I think Live's really ahead in terms of the simplicity/efficiency ratio. One single pointer with context dependant tools, period. I love t...
by Machinesworking
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: VST 2 coming to an end. - Steinberg
Replies: 8
Views: 1248

Re: VST 2 coming to an end. - Steinberg

That doesn't mean VST2 will suddenly stop working or developers will stop making them, or DAW's supporting them. I am going to bet the adoption of VST3 will remain as slow as it has been until today unless DAWs drop VST2 support. Guess you lost that bet. http://66.media.tumblr.com/725e16b97e5bc2235...
by Machinesworking
Fri Feb 08, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Vst 3 support in Live. When?
Replies: 50
Views: 9435

Re: Vst 3 support in Live. When?

VST3 is the least adopted update to a standard I can think of. There are a few good reasons for it, but it came out 8 years ago, and it's still not widely adopted , I wouldn't count on Ableton supporting it anytime before 2020, or 2030 for that matter. Wrong. So almost two years ago I was a year of...
by Machinesworking
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Live 10.1
Replies: 52
Views: 11699

Re: Live 10.1

For some reason I didn't notice that we have automation shapes now! Cool stuff, missed that feature when in Live!

little what's new vid!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TY5UuK6T7R0
by Machinesworking
Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:22 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Live 10.1
Replies: 52
Views: 11699

Re: Live 10.1

I'm going to pitch in against the scissor tool. Logic with its multiple pointless toolbars does my head in. cmd+E or swipe drag does everything you need. Here swipe drag does weird things. That was the point to me. I couldn't care whether the curser turns to a little scissor or not, but it would be...