Why does ableton constantly delete my stems? And silence my tracks?

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surgeanthem
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Why does ableton constantly delete my stems? And silence my tracks?

Post by surgeanthem » Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:46 am

So I have to put stems into my projects because my computer won't handle all of the plugins and freezing doesn't always work (it sometimes crashes ableton just to freeze). So why is it when I open my project, all of my stems are just gone? That is hundreds of hours, just disappeared. I paid for ableton- $400 about, and ableton support won't get back to me because of the pandemic. Is there any hope for my producing career? Should I ditch ableton?

Oh, and often entire tracks are just silenced without me pressing any button to do so. Today I had to quit ableton 5 times and restart it just to hear my tracks again.

Thank you in advance!

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Re: Why does ableton constantly delete my stems? And silence my tracks?

Post by pottering » Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:58 am

Live doesn't delete files without direct user intervention.

Some people have problems with iCloud or other cloud service that upload files online and delete the local files.

Live doesn't read online files, files have to be local, in the drive, not online.

surgeanthem
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Re: Why does ableton constantly delete my stems? And silence my tracks?

Post by surgeanthem » Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:38 am

No, the tracks and stems were deleted IN ABLETON BY ABLETON.

Was I not that clear?

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Re: Why does ableton constantly delete my stems? And silence my tracks?

Post by oratowsky » Tue Apr 13, 2021 1:07 am

When you say "stems", you mean audio files ? Audio tracks ?

Do you have any midi controllers attached?

Can you post a screenshot or take a video when this is occurring?

What you describe is not normal and must be caused by inadvertent input somewhere.

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Re: Why does ableton constantly delete my stems? And silence my tracks?

Post by stringtapper » Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:17 pm

surgeanthem wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:38 am
No, the tracks and stems were deleted IN ABLETON BY ABLETON.

Was I not that clear?
Well, no, you weren't.

Are you saying that the audio files are literally disappearing in front of your eyes while using the app??
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Re: Why does ableton constantly delete my stems? And silence my tracks?

Post by [jur] » Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:41 pm

stringtapper wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 3:17 pm
surgeanthem wrote:
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:38 am
No, the tracks and stems were deleted IN ABLETON BY ABLETON.

Was I not that clear?
Well, no, you weren't.

Are you saying that the audio files are literally disappearing in front of your eyes while using the app??
And, are you using M4L devices?
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Re: Why does ableton constantly delete my stems? And silence my tracks?

Post by stringtapper » Tue Apr 13, 2021 4:18 pm

If you're coming back to a project and your audio files are gone, Live is going to tell you that they're missing with an alert and the regions will be "empty" looking. This means your audio files are either being moved or deleted at the system level (i.e. that's "you" and not "Ableton").

If you're just seeing nothing at all, then that's something else. Which version of Live are you using and what is your OS/setup?
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