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by TLW
Sun Aug 04, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Rendering stems and clipping
Replies: 4
Views: 118

Re: Rendering stems and clipping

Ask the mastering house/engineer what peak levels they would like to see on the master and set it accordingly. And don’t let the master get into the red under any circumstances. Channels are pretty much impossible to digitally clip even if in the red (though plugins can sometimes clip horribly), but...
by TLW
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: External MIDI Routing Problems - Wrong controller CC's going to hardware instrument
Replies: 1
Views: 53

Re: External MIDI Routing Problems - Wrong controller CC's going to hardware instrument

The thing causing the problem might well be the external instrument plugin. Try creating two tracks, one MIDI with the Keystep set as input and the track output (on the correct channel) going to the hardware. The other track being an audio track to receive the audio from the synth.
by TLW
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Mac / Live 10 very specific scenario causing audio dropouts
Replies: 5
Views: 337

Re: Mac / Live 10 very specific scenario causing audio dropouts

Textedit is a bit strange in how it handles file/text formats. To get it to output "pure" text open a document (or start a new one) then go to the format menu and pick "make plain text". Shift-command-T is the keyboard shortcut for the function. Personally I prefer to open a terminal and use vim for...
by TLW
Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:20 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Anyone else with performance issues and audio drop in Live 10?
Replies: 1
Views: 92

Re: Anyone else with performance issues and audio drop in Live 10?

I think the option.txt method of reducing Live 10’s video frame refresh rate to avoid the window server running wild (https://forum.ableton.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=230967) should apply to any Macs. Though if everything was working OK and now it suddenly isn’t one question has to be “what has recentl...
by TLW
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Mac / Live 10 very specific scenario causing audio dropouts
Replies: 5
Views: 337

Re: Mac / Live 10 very specific scenario causing audio dropouts

I assume you mean iMac Pro? This suggestion - it slows Live’s screen refresh rate so reduces the load on the window server - worked for me (I have Intel graphics only) https://forum.ableton.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=230967 My i7MBP went from Live’s performance meter showing 30% at idle and drop-outs w...
by TLW
Wed Jul 31, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Custom VST folder : how to create it
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: Custom VST folder : how to create it

It’s been almost 5 years since I last used a Windows DAW, so to be honest I’d be guessing why plugins aren’t showing in Live if the path to the relevant folders has been correctly set in preferences. Unless you’re using Live 32 bit which might explain it.
by TLW
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Custom VST folder : how to create it
Replies: 6
Views: 256

Re: Custom VST folder : how to create it

Do you need to use 32 bit plugins? On a PC running 64 bit Windows you don’t need 32 bit plugins unless you’re using a 32 bit DAW or have plugins unavailable in 64 bit and use a 32 to 64 bit VST bridge (such as jbridge). On a Mac, assuming you’re using a recent OS version, it and Live will be 64 bit ...
by TLW
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: MIDI recognized but not useable
Replies: 6
Views: 122

Re: MIDI recognized but not useable

Actually MIDI always has a slight latency - usually no more than a few milliseconds but it is there because devices take time to send and respond to MIDI and MIDI is a serial protocol meaning it can only transmit/receive one command at a time so e.g. chords are always very slightly arpeggiated. What...
by TLW
Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Ableton performance on Mac?
Replies: 10
Views: 243

Re: Ableton performance on Mac?

To be honest the fan in mine doesn’t kick in that often when using Live. It’s more noisy browsing some web pages, I suspect because the gpu heats up for some reason.
by TLW
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Ableton performance on Mac?
Replies: 10
Views: 243

Re: Ableton performance on Mac?

Mac’s Core Audio/MIDI and built-in MIDI networking and IAC driver makes things much simpler than when dealing with a PC DAW. The OS is also lighter on resources than Windows and things like dpc-induced latency are extremely unusual. Nor does cpu core-parking and speed-stepping require adjusting. I c...
by TLW
Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Only noise after recording vocals
Replies: 4
Views: 64

Re: Only noise after recording vocals

Glad to hear you’ve solved the problem. Analogue audio devices - mixers, amps, pre-amps, guitar pedals etc. are forgiving if overdriven, to a point anyway. They’ll get more and more distorted as the levels go up but they do it gradually and usually smoothly. Digital audio is not forgiving. If overlo...
by TLW
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Specifics of Copyright/EULA (Section 5c)
Replies: 7
Views: 211

Re: Specifics of Copyright/EULA (Section 5c)

I’m not trying to be awkward or dismissive, but if you want a legally definitive answer to your questions, rather than gathering the opinion of members of a forum who may or may not be legally qualified or, perhaps excluding the mods or any Ableton employees, not empowered to speak on behalf of Able...
by TLW
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Only noise after recording vocals
Replies: 4
Views: 64

Re: Only noise after recording vocals

My first suggestion is not to use ASIO4ALL but to use the drivers provided by Focusrite instead. Generally speaking manufacturer’s own ASIO drivers work better with their products than ASIO4ALL, which is a kind of work-around mostly intended for sound cards that don’t have ASIO drivers from the manu...
by TLW
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Unwanted Synth/Audio Distortion on iPhone
Replies: 8
Views: 134

Re: Unwanted Synth/Audio Distortion on iPhone

Push a loud enough signal into any analogue audio playback or recording circuit and it’s going to distort. Push too much volume into any digital/analogue convertor and you’re going to get a horrible, loud distorted noise. iPhone (or pretty much any other phone) built-in speakers aren’t intended for ...
by TLW
Sat Jul 27, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: MIDI recognized but not useable
Replies: 6
Views: 122

Re: MIDI recognized but not useable

MIDI is not audio. It’s instructions to a MIDI device (software or hardware synth, lighting controller etc.) to do something. For example “play note number 65 now.....stop playing note number 65 now”. To turn MIDI into audio you need to send the MIDI to a hardware or software synth. If you load one ...