Hi - I am about to start a long lasting serious project and I am hoping to use Ableton Live for this but unfortunately there are a few issues which prevents me at the moment. I really hope to use Ableton because the midi editor and editing in general is superior to e.g Reaper. I.e in Reaper I get midi latency whilst in Live it is perfect:)
The issues are:
1) I use Line6 toneport ux2 interface and when I have two or three tracks with this vst plugin I get audio drop outs etc.. I do not get this in E.g Reaper. Anyone know what I can do to improve Ableton performance with regards to vst efficiency?
2) I also read a few places that Ableton is best used for live situations and not for professional studio recording which is aimed to be distributed. Can anyone pleaes negate this?
3) I also read somewhere that I consolidating items on a track in ableton can this have an effect on the final sample's quality-is this correct?
4) One final issue - sometimes the vst user interface will "disappear" if it is opened in front of Ableton Live.The OS is XP - Any fix for this?
It all depends what you want to do.
When i do standard multitrack recording with live instruments, I do it with Reaper. I find the traditional sequencer concept works better for this, and I find Reaper much less fiddly to work with than Live for this stuff.
But if im just playing around with samples, and want to loop a live guitar over the top, and use the sequencer as a compositional tool, I go straight for Live and session view. If you want to do live remixing, then Live cannot be beat currently as far as commercial software goes.
Also, if youve got worse latency in Reaper than in Live, then youve got some settings screwed up somewhere. I get exactly the same midi latency on both sequencers.
The Toneport isnt really up to the job of being a proper audio interface if you want low latencies for soft synths.
i will block everyone on this forum if i have to.