I posted about this during beta testing (multiple times)... None of my Live 8 songs sounded the same in Live 9 as in live 8, I even had multiple screen grabs to how the levels were different for each track within the same song. However, when I turned off every 'Compressor, EQ8, and Gate' the levels matched from 8 to 9... It's the new/updated FX devices that was causing the problem for me. Try turning off the updated devices in BOTH songs and see if the levels are matching. I can't test it anymore because I refuse to buy Live 9 until most of the bugs are gone.
I can confirm this. When i disable Live effects levels are the SAME in both applications.
I know this will sound harsh and elitistic but it is not however i must say that: i am deeply SHOCKED that people did not report it before and that so small amount of people reported it. It generate question in me which is "do you people care and listen to your music?" but i am not trying to sound harsh, really. I am just shocked and VERY disappointed. Because these things are indeed trivial. I've never heard of anyone complaining that their very same tracks do sound different in different version of applications. Not once. Not for Reason, Cubase etc.etc.
analogy, imagine someone create something in Photoshop 5 and when opened in Photoshop 6 it does not looks the same. That can not be tolerated. Not with the leading industry application such as Ableton Live is.
So basically i've found only one person which noticed that his projects sound different. Difference is small albeit when soloed, but you know if you have ears it is not small. Considering that i use a lot of Live effects across mix my cumulative difference is HUGE not small. Add to that that on different volumes whole dynamic plugins in whole mixes ACT differently therefore my complete mixes sound entirely different. Someone will say similar i am saying different.
I want to report this in the best possible way and i demand some kind of chart from Ableton which i can follow
to get same sound in live 9.
I already reported several bugs to them, of which every is confirmed here with you people, however they never answered to me anything. Therefore i am asking what is best possible way?
EDIT: i narrowed problem down to Ableton Compressor. It is acting differently, producing different gain results when compared to live 8. Same project created in live 8, when i for example enable single same compressor in Live 9 it is giving me different gain reading then on Live 8 (with same settings on compressor). This is not good at least not for me, because i use that comp quite a lot (since it was good compressor anyway..)..
What a shame...I'll try to post more findings later..
Found another one Compressor Treshold is not translated between Live 8 vs Live 9. Wow, the most dramatic and most important component of a compressor is not translated correctly in upgraded version. Example in Live 8 it is set to -5.71db but when i open that same project in live 9 treshold is set to -3.91db
If it is only up to this then i am all god but like i said i want chart from which i can align these settings...How noone ever noticed this..
edit: and another one...compressor is in rack preset (from default live 8 library). It is Analog Warmth preset. When i look at it it does look like macros are not translated not compressor settings (since compressor is tied and connected in macro anyway)...Which means that not just compressor settings aren't translated, likely it is quite a lot. Not good news for people which use rack presets..
When i enter values correctly in live 9, then readings are fine and it is same sounding..
I'll report it to Ableton with screenshots etc..
But it isn't just that. Saturator plugin loaded in Live 9 is giving me different results vs same settings on live 8. Not in macro, not in chain, different results...oh well...