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by TLW
Fri May 31, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Dedicated drive sata or nvme
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: Dedicated drive sata or nvme

Latency is mostly down to the audio interface driver, the interface hardware and the cpu. Another factors is plugins which themselves add latency because of the time needed for them to do their sums. Latency on Windows PCs can also be affected if deferred procedure calls (dpcs) grab Windows attentio...
by TLW
Thu May 30, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: best audio driver for Mac
Replies: 6
Views: 289

Re: best audio driver for Mac

I’m pretty sure there was someone on the forum who had what sounds like a very similar problem with a TR fairly recently. I think in the end they tracked the problem down to a plugin which added latency. If you’ve not done so I suggest creating a new empty Live project, add no plugins to it at all a...
by TLW
Tue May 28, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Live 10.1 seems to be out
Replies: 19
Views: 1405

Re: Live 10.1 seems to be out

CR78 wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 3:53 pm
Just updated(Suite).

I can't find the CV Pack.....

Looked under Packs and nada......
It's called "Creative Extensions" in my pack list.
by TLW
Mon May 27, 2019 8:08 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Outputting to multiple MIDI channels
Replies: 7
Views: 171

Re: Outputting to multiple MIDI channels

I don’t know enough about Max to code things myself, but there are Max devices capable of sending on multiple MIDI channels from one track so it’s clearly possible. An example is an Elektron Machinedrum control plugin I sometimes use. http://www.maxforlive.com/library/device/4087/machinedrum-haters-...
by TLW
Sun May 26, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Using External Hard Drives
Replies: 11
Views: 340

Re: Using External Hard Drives

I quite understand worrying about not losing data. My backup routine is Time Machine runs once a day (controlled by Time Machine Editor) and backs up pretty much everything except audio projects, iTunes libraries and my several GB of photographs. Mostly because it would take up all day to let Time M...
by TLW
Sun May 26, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Tips & Tricks
Topic: macOS CPU performance related to WindowServer
Replies: 8
Views: 1752

Re: macOS CPU performance related to WindowServer

Just to give this a bump and keep it near the top of the forum.

This is one of the best bits of advice for running Live on a Mac with Intel graphics there is. Reducing the frame rate reduces the load on the system a lot and can make an enormous difference to Live's audio performance.
by TLW
Sun May 26, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Live 10: 4K screens / Performance Issues
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Re: Live 10: 4K screens / Performance Issues

I have my frame rate set to 30, which sent Live's audio system meter down from a minimum of between 25% and 30% for an empty project with audio breakup happening at 32-35% down to 5-6% for an empty project and I have run it up to over 70% without problems with a 128 sample buffer. Visually I can't t...
by TLW
Sun May 26, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Live 10: 4K screens / Performance Issues
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Re: Live 10: 4K screens / Performance Issues

Try the suggestion in this thread. It reduces Live’s frame refresh rate and so takes a lot of the load off the WindiwServer process.

viewtopic.php?f=4&t=230967
by TLW
Sat May 25, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Using External Hard Drives
Replies: 11
Views: 340

Re: Using External Hard Drives

I went for empty drive enclosures and used drives I already had from a PC with a failed motherboard, so I don't know how the lacie ones compare. I do know that speed tests show my 2014/15 MBPro's 256GB internal drive has over twice the speed of my external SSDs, which seems to indicate that for shee...
by TLW
Sat May 25, 2019 4:08 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Using External Hard Drives
Replies: 11
Views: 340

Re: Using External Hard Drives

Personally I’d be looking at using one or two Thunderbolt connected SSDs rather than HDDs in any kind of RAID. SSDs have high sequential read/write speed and faster seek times than HDDs. They also use less power, need little if any cooling and are silent. My experience has been that a single SSD can...
by TLW
Sat May 25, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Anyone using iMac Pro on Live 10? Strange performance
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: Anyone using iMac Pro on Live 10? Strange performance

My interface is RME, not MOTU, but it's my understanding there have been issues with some of the most recent Mac models and USB audio, including MOTU interfaces. There are threads on RME's forum about USB audio issues with some 2018 model Macs. Apple seem to have dropped the ball somehow on this, bu...
by TLW
Thu May 23, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: how to stop drum machine playing at start of a song
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: how to stop drum machine playing at start of a song

The start/stop behaviour you are seeing is part of how MIDI clock works and how slaved devices respond to it. How a sequencer responds to MIDI clock start/stop etc. commands is usually built into the sequencer and can’t be over-ridden. So if designed to follow the “standard” way of doing things it w...
by TLW
Tue May 21, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Trying to find a suitable string orchestra for backing tracks
Replies: 18
Views: 421

Re: Trying to find a suitable string orchestra for backing tracks

There are a lot of on-line musical theory courses ranging from OK to excellent and for a wide range of knowledge levels. A good course for someone who knows little (or nothing) about the theory of music, harmony etc. would be too basic to be useful to someone who already knows that stuff and wants t...
by TLW
Sun May 19, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Is my latency good enough or should I try to get it lower?
Replies: 12
Views: 443

Re: Is my latency good enough or should I try to get it lower?

There are three aspects to audio latency. One is the outgoing latency, which affects how long the interval is between playing a note on a controller and a software synth/sampler outputting the relevant audio. The second is the input latency. This is added to the output latency to give the round-trip...
by TLW
Sun May 19, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: ASIO Volume Help
Replies: 30
Views: 1050

Re: ASIO Volume Help

Under Win10 if I needed to use an on-board PC sound chip which didn't have it's own custom ASIO driver I'd try WASAPI first then ASIO4ALL if WASAPI didn't work well enough. I actually got good results under Win Vista using WASAPI with an Edirol/Cakewalk interface I had at the time. It out-performed ...