Ableton is freezing my Mac

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alphaflight
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Ableton is freezing my Mac

Post by alphaflight » Sat Aug 10, 2013 12:02 pm

I am having problems with Ableton live 9 (educational version) on my MacBook Pro . For some reason when I turn on my computer it makes me sign in twice now and I keep getting the spinning color wheel every time I do anything on the computer. This thing goes for 2-5 minutes, or the computer just freezes. This happens when I'm not even using Ableton. I thought it was my computer so I took it to icare and they deleted the computer then reloaded it again. Everything was fine until I downloaded Ableton again on to my Mac. What is going on?

wjbuchanan
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Re: Ableton is freezing my Mac

Post by wjbuchanan » Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:48 pm

Run the Apple Hardware Test, reset PRAM, etc.

http://www.maclife.com/article/howtos/h ... t_your_mac

cids
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Re: Ableton is freezing my Mac

Post by cids » Mon Aug 12, 2013 7:50 am

Which versions of Mac OS X and Live are you using?
Mac Pro 2.66Ghz Quad-Core

Genelec 8020; Live 10; macOS Mojave 10.14

Novation ReMOTE 49SL Compact, Focusrite Saffire Pro 14

alphaflight
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Re: Ableton is freezing my Mac

Post by alphaflight » Mon Aug 12, 2013 4:56 pm

cids wrote:Which versions of Mac OS X and Live are you using?
I am using OS X 10.8.4 MacBook Pro 2.3 GHz core i7; Live 9.0, 32 bit.

alphaflight
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Re: Ableton is freezing my Mac

Post by alphaflight » Mon Aug 12, 2013 4:59 pm

wjbuchanan wrote:Run the Apple Hardware Test, reset PRAM, etc.

http://www.maclife.com/article/howtos/h ... t_your_mac
I went to the link and tried it but just got a grey screen? This problem seems to start off rather minor and then become worse with time.....

cids
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Re: Ableton is freezing my Mac

Post by cids » Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:17 pm

Try upgrading to 9.0.5...
Mac Pro 2.66Ghz Quad-Core

Genelec 8020; Live 10; macOS Mojave 10.14

Novation ReMOTE 49SL Compact, Focusrite Saffire Pro 14

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Re: Ableton is freezing my Mac

Post by H20nly » Mon Aug 12, 2013 9:35 pm

^ yeah, update Live right away to 9.0.5

sounds like the browser issue, more than likely it's indexing. the browser has been improved a lot in the latest releases.

alphaflight
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Re: Ableton is freezing my Mac

Post by alphaflight » Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:35 am

Thank you; I'll try that now....

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