hard disk overload indicator

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boscomatthew
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hard disk overload indicator

Post by boscomatthew » Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:56 pm

Hi All i am a new user to Ableton and using Live 8. Just a small question.sometimes when i launch a scene in the session view the hard disk overload indicator lights up n audio starts to glitch n not play properly. We run a lot of clips at a time . I know that if i cut down the no of clips it probably may not overload but i need to run a no of clips say about 15 clips at a time . is there a way to get around it. Will a faster processing mac solve it.

thanks for ur help in advance

appreciate it

I am using a mac book pro.processor--2.53 ghz intel core 2 duo. memory 4gb 1067mhz ddr3.

Rinsemeister
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Re: hard disk overload indicator

Post by Rinsemeister » Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:03 pm

Do your clips include Midi tracks?

If so try "freezing" and "flattening" those tracks.

Obviously, if you're tweaking these tracks on the fly, this isn't the solution.

HTH

chapelier fou
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Re: hard disk overload indicator

Post by chapelier fou » Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:12 pm

Hum, i think what is Rinsemeister suggesting would be even worse.
Try loading audio clips in the RAM instead.
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infernal.machine
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Re: hard disk overload indicator

Post by infernal.machine » Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:14 pm

Freezing tracks is your friend.

chapelier fou
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Re: hard disk overload indicator

Post by chapelier fou » Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:26 pm

Come on guys, if the Hard Drive is overloaded, freezing tracks will save CPU but will also put more stuff on the hard drive.
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