Ableton 8.01 and Windows 7.......AWESOME EXPERIENCE!

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Ableton 8.01 and Windows 7.......AWESOME EXPERIENCE!

Post by Dj-Grobe » Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:43 am

I know Windows 7 is not finished product, but what can say guys, ableton 8.0.1 + windows 7 is a perfect combination.
Under Live beta, i find some troubles like high cpu usage of ableton under winodws 7, need run ableton in compatibility mode Vista, etc etc etc.
8.0.1 run just in perfect way under windows 7 and not need use VISTA compatibility mode.
CPU usage is really low, latency is amazing low, 2.5 ms with my presonus firebox without any glitch, and 2ms, using asio4all with the onboard audio card. (anyway i use the onboard card, just for test)
I repeat i know win 7 is unfinished product but at this moment is the best windows in all the Microsoft history, finally windows is perfect OS for DAW.
I work with MAC in the last 5 years, and XP just for some vst and can confirm after 2 months with windows 7 is really solid OS.
Im working with windows 7 32bits in the last month in live gigs......i know that sound crazy, but system run smoothly, like OSX and better, due all is a little more faster.

Before blame for this post due windows 7 is unfinished product etc etc......i sugest if have some free time, just download windows 7, pickup your serial and try.
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Re: Ableton 8.01 and Windows 7.......AWESOME EXPERIENCE!

Post by globalk » Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:02 am

Interesting feedback - thanks mate!

Windows 7's performance with Live will be a key factor in myself getting a another new Apple or switching to Windows at the end of this year.

Is anyone else use this combo at the moment, how do your results compare?

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Re: Ableton 8.01 and Windows 7.......AWESOME EXPERIENCE!

Post by Imaulle » Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:06 am

I'm on Windows 7 x64 build 7077

it's amazing. a must have as main OS

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Re: Ableton 8.01 and Windows 7.......AWESOME EXPERIENCE!

Post by funky shit » Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:38 am

My father is currently using windows 7, not for audio work but programming and game design. I couldnt even start to name all the applications he uses but apparently its really stable. This is from a man who hates vista.
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Re: Ableton 8.01 and Windows 7.......AWESOME EXPERIENCE!

Post by UncleAge » Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:24 pm

+1 Thanks for the feedback. It is my habit to skip every other MS OS and I think that pattern will stay intact, as I will not be using Vista. But since I will start to build my next comp later this year I welcome all feedback from you early adopters :)

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Re: Ableton 8.01 and Windows 7.......AWESOME EXPERIENCE!

Post by v00d00ppl » Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:26 pm

what system specs were you running? how was it handling VSTs? were u using any of the suite instruments?
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Re: Ableton 8.01 and Windows 7.......AWESOME EXPERIENCE!

Post by Silwolffe » Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:46 pm

Wow, great news! If 7 proves to be stable compared to vista, I'll probably just stay with windows.

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Re: Ableton 8.01 and Windows 7.......AWESOME EXPERIENCE!

Post by daniel_grieff » Thu Apr 23, 2009 3:56 pm

Thanks again for this, im a vista user following windows 7 with a vested interest!


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Re: Ableton 8.01 and Windows 7.......AWESOME EXPERIENCE!

Post by 4.33 » Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:08 pm

yeah, but what about drivers?

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Re: Ableton 8.01 and Windows 7.......AWESOME EXPERIENCE!

Post by Dj-Grobe » Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:26 pm

Presonus firebox work perfect, onboard sound card work perfect.
TC electronics Konnect 6 work perfect.
I not tested more cards,but see in forums another guys commeting no trouble with drivers with other cards.
Windows 7 is higly compatible with VISTA drivers, basically is 7 is upgrade of vista......just working how should do work vista.
Test windows 7 with your card is teh best way to know if work or no.

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Re: Ableton 8.01 and Windows 7.......AWESOME EXPERIENCE!

Post by 4.33 » Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:50 pm

thanks for the info man!

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Re: Ableton 8.01 and Windows 7.......AWESOME EXPERIENCE!

Post by 3dot... » Thu Apr 23, 2009 4:57 pm

I'm back using build 7077 x64....
I have to say the W7 Ultimate (64 bit) is very solid...even compared to the W7 32bit version...
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Re: Ableton 8.01 and Windows 7.......AWESOME EXPERIENCE!

Post by andy c » Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:16 pm

Has anyone been able to run a DPC latency checker on windows 7 yet? Very interested in finding some results as DPC latency in Vista has been a right pain for me :( and I dont want to get to excited about windows 7 if this aint fixed.

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Re: Ableton 8.01 and Windows 7.......AWESOME EXPERIENCE!

Post by poodleface » Thu Apr 23, 2009 7:26 pm

Been running the Live 8 betas and 8.0.1 on Windows 7 build 7000 for a couple of months with no significant issues. The difference between Windows 7 and Vista is night and day.
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Re: Ableton 8.01 and Windows 7.......AWESOME EXPERIENCE!

Post by mihai » Thu Apr 23, 2009 8:30 pm

i've heard good things about win7 ( or win97 :P ) but i will not go back to windows as a main os. i will still have to buy it because i do web design AND i've gone without my games for a year now. either way, i'll pick up a copy of xp soon just in case.

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