Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 2:04 am
I was wondering how stable it was to hot swap my synth presets live. ableton synths and third party synths.
I think thats what most people do. My main use for hot-swapping is if I have an some kind of FX rack, and it has midi mapped stuff, and I want to swap it out with something else but keep the mapping.Piplodocus wrote:I don't do live switching (barely ever). I'd be slightly tempted to put them all in a rack and use the chain selector if you have enough processing power. Then I can select between the right synth patches totally instantly and wouldn't need to find them.
I have tried it. It's been working pretty smoothly so far but all my test runs have been pretty minimal. Usually most live crashes/glitches happen when clicking and dragging devices from the browser. I'm not sure how well hot-swapping related to this.JuanSOLO wrote:I guess I find this question strange. Have you tried hot-swapping? The only issues I have ever had might be when a company of some VST or AU I am using does an update around the same time Live does. But rarely any issues.
Just try it.
I wanted to do this but for some plugins such as guitar rig 5 whenever i change the tempo the tempo change goes to every single instance of guitar rig in the set. this shoots the cpu usage meter past 110% depending on how many instances i'm using. therefore i decided i shouldn't have mroe than 1 instance out at a time.Piplodocus wrote:I don't do live switching (barely ever). I'd be slightly tempted to put them all in a rack and use the chain selector if you have enough processing power. Then I can select between the right synth patches totally instantly and wouldn't need to find them.
pops/stutters for all the tracks? or just the track that i'm hot swapping in?Komodovaran wrote:Hot swapping itself doesn't really have any issues. The main thing to look out for is the tiny pops/stutters in audio that sometimes comes when you load a new device.
you can, I'd just like some fx racks with third party effects and ableton effects.JuanSOLO wrote:is it not possible to activate Guitar rig presets using program change messages from Live's clips?
I always thought it was, but I have never tried it.
I do hot swap drumRacks I have made from time to time, and most of them are filled with 100's and 100's of samples, FX, etc.