Live 9 Performance Test

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Re: Live 9 Performance Test

Post by Tone Deft » Mon Jun 01, 2020 4:32 am

**** this is what I have so far, largely lifted from the previous threads. I want to look at it again Monday but it looks good to go. as the test is updated for the year 2020 I added SSDs to HDDs to question (#10 below) I think it's OK but open for review.

This test was created to let users compare the performance of Ableton Live version 10 on different computer set ups.

1. Set your audio buffer to 512 samples in the Audio Preferences window in Live. The easiest way to do this is to select this field with your mouse and press the Delete Key. (The default is 512 samples).
2. Set Audio Input Device to "No Device", Sample Rate to "44100", and Driver Error Compensation to "0.00ms" in Live's Audio Preferences window. Also, make sure that only one pair of Outputs is active if your soundcard has multiple outs.

Instructions for the test:
1. Open Live's Help View (Help Menu - Help View)
2. Select What's New In Live 10.
3. Open the Live Set for the Lesson.
4. Play the track and note the highest CPU load reported by the CPU meter.
5. Extra Credit - Copy all 16 tracks to make 32 tracks and repeat until Live's audio is disrupted. Note the maximum number of tracks played.

Please use the following format, fill in as much information as you can to make the test as worthwhile as possible for others:

1) Ableton Live CPU Meter % with the Live Set for the Lesson. (#4 above)
2) Maximum number of playback tracks? (#5 above)
3) Laptop/Desktop? Make/Model?
4) Operating System?
5) Ableton Live version?
6) 64 or 32bit live?
7) CPU Make, Model, and Speed?
8 ) Amount of Ram?
9) Soundcard (and driver version if you know it)?
10) Hard Disk type (SSD or HDD) and Speed (if you know)?

Previous Performance Test Threads:
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Re: Live 9 Performance Test

Post by [jur] » Mon Jun 01, 2020 9:05 pm

The 32/64 bit question is irrelevant now since L10 is 64bit only.
But I think the rest is good.
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