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by ark
Thu May 31, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: 7200 vs. 5400 rpm
Replies: 5
Views: 578

Re: 7200 vs. 5400 rpm

My very first laptop had a 4200RPM drive that would let me run 48+ 24bit tracks in Live. I think any modern HD is likely more than fast enough for most audio production, and unless you're doing gigantic sessions or need super fast transfers for some reason, most people will never notice the differe...
by ark
Thu May 31, 2018 12:47 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: 7200 vs. 5400 rpm
Replies: 5
Views: 578

7200 vs. 5400 rpm

Once upon a time, the conventional wisdom was to avoid 5400 RPM drives on computers used for music production. However, since then, several things have happened: 1) Larger laptop drives seem to be 5400 RPM. So, for example, I've seen some laptops that offer a choice between a 1TB 7200 RPM drive and ...
by ark
Tue May 22, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Ableton Live on Windows PC, but Instruments on Ipad. Help.
Replies: 3
Views: 262

Re: Ableton Live on Windows PC, but Instruments on Ipad. Help.

Also...I believe that if you use an iConnectivity audio interface such as the iConnectAudio4+, you can treat your iOS device as if it were an additional set of digital audio channels. That is, you connect your computer, your iOS device, and your monitors to the iConnectAudio4+, and then use that dev...
by ark
Fri May 11, 2018 5:01 am
Forum: Push discussion
Topic: Is anyone else having occasional cpu spikes on Windows?
Replies: 5
Views: 554

Re: Is anyone else having occasional cpu spikes on Windows?

OK... The machine where I'm getting CPU spikes: OS: Win7 x64 CPU: i7-2820QM 2.3GHz RAM: 32GB SSD: 512GB GPU: NVIDIA Quadro 3000M Audio: Native Instruments Komplete Audio 6 Live: 10.0.1 + Beta The machine with no CPU spikes: OS: Win7 x64 CPU: E5-1650 v3 3.5 GHz RAM: 32GB SSD: 512GB GPU: NVIDIA Quadro...
by ark
Sun May 06, 2018 3:06 pm
Forum: Push discussion
Topic: Is anyone else having occasional cpu spikes on Windows?
Replies: 5
Views: 554

Is anyone else having occasional cpu spikes on Windows?

I would like to know whether anyone else has the following symptoms: After Live has been running a while, audio becomes choppy and then the cpu meter rises above 100% During cpu spike, task manager shows significant cpu taken by the Ableton Index process, even though nothing has changed lately that ...
by ark
Sat Apr 28, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Strange Problem
Replies: 3
Views: 309

Re: Strange Problem

What kind of audio interface are you using? Are you using an ASIO driver?
by ark
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: correct gain staging in live
Replies: 8
Views: 1128

Re: correct gain staging in live

Multiplication distributes over addition. Suppose you have four tracks, T1 through T4. You want to change the level of each track by multiplying it by a gain factor G. Then (T1*G + T2*G + T3*G + T4*G) = (T1 + T2 + T3 + T4)*G because multiplication distributes over addition. Therefore changing the le...
by ark
Wed Mar 14, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: For Sale / Wanted
Topic: For sale: Live 10 Suite — USD 500
Replies: 0
Views: 222

For sale: Live 10 Suite — USD 500

This is the full version of Live 10 Suite, no restrictions. I’ll eat the PayPal fees. Message me if interested.
by ark
Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: New to Windows...Help!
Replies: 11
Views: 699

Re: New to Windows...Help!

So if i create a main folder called VST and then 32bit and 64bit folders in that folder and put for example spire in the instrument folder and for example fabfilter in the effects folder , i just point the custom vst folder to the VST and it will pick them up in other folders? Probably not a good i...
by ark
Sat Feb 24, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: nativeKONTROL - ClyphX Pro - OUT NOW!
Replies: 28
Views: 2209

Re: nativeKONTROL - ClyphX Pro - OUT NOW!

While you're waiting for the answer I'd like to mention that clip launch quantization can be set for 1, 2, 4, or 8 bars on the clip itself. I do know that--but that's not what I want. I want to be able to guarantee that a clip will always launch, say, 3 beats into a bar. set the desired delay from ...
by ark
Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: nativeKONTROL - ClyphX Pro - OUT NOW!
Replies: 28
Views: 2209

Re: nativeKONTROL - ClyphX Pro - OUT NOW!

Stromkraft wrote:
While you're waiting for the answer I'd like to mention that clip launch quantization can be set for 1, 2, 4, or 8 bars on the clip itself.
I do know that--but that's not what I want.

I want to be able to guarantee that a clip will always launch, say, 3 beats into a bar.
by ark
Sat Feb 24, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: nativeKONTROL - ClyphX Pro - OUT NOW!
Replies: 28
Views: 2209

Re: nativeKONTROL - ClyphX Pro - OUT NOW!

I hope you don’t mind my asking this question rather than digging through the manual, because it would take me a while to learn enough to know whether the manual would answer my question. So... One feature I have wanted in Live for a long time (and have been asking Ableton for since Live 6 to no ava...
by ark
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Ableton's Credit Card System Failing...???
Replies: 5
Views: 637

Re: Ableton's Credit Card System Failing...???

I got an auto-squawk from my credit-card company asking "Do you recognize this transaction?" I'm guessing it's because of the amount of time that elapsed between the initial authorization and the actual charge. I would suggest calling the customer-service number on the back of your credit card and a...
by ark
Wed Feb 07, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: What's the right way to use the User Library
Replies: 3
Views: 374

What's the right way to use the User Library

I have a sneaking suspicion that I've been using the User Library wrong: Often, when I've acquired a sample/instrument library from elsewhere (such as a vendor), I've put the library in a subdirectory of my User Library. The reason I've been doing this is that it gives me a way of using "Manage File...
by ark
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Music and Audio Production
Topic: Live 10 public beta
Replies: 100
Views: 8458

Re: Live 10 public beta

One thing I think is a publicity nightmare Ableton are still doing is the closed beta with the discount price for people who might not be on that beta. If their particular systems run into issues with Live 10 then they're going to feel hoodwinked to a degree. I wish there was a way to get people to...