Installing Live 10.1.0 and 10.0.6 on the same computer

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Installing Live 10.1.0 and 10.0.6 on the same computer

Post by last email » Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:16 pm

Is it possible to install both versions of Live 10.1.0 and 10.0.6 on the same computer? I’ve noticed differences in the audio quality (playback and export) between the two versions.

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Re: Installing Live 10.1.0 and 10.0.6 on the same computer

Post by Angstrom » Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:38 pm

just install them in different folders. When you install 10.1 it asks if you want to replace or make a new install. choose the second.

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Re: Installing Live 10.1.0 and 10.0.6 on the same computer

Post by last email » Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:46 pm

Angstrom wrote:
Fri Jun 07, 2019 1:38 pm
just install them in different folders. When you install 10.1 it asks if you want to replace or make a new install. choose the second.
Will I be able to open both versions simultaneously and transfer midi and audio clips in older 10.0.6 version? I want to do this because I accidentally saved a project from 10.0.6 in 10.1.0.

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Re: Installing Live 10.1.0 and 10.0.6 on the same computer

Post by Angstrom » Fri Jun 07, 2019 2:58 pm

you wont be able to open both simultaneously because the first to open locks itself to the database, and the second to open shows a mostly empty browser

but the official way to do this is to open a copy of live and navigate to the set in Browser, unfold the set in the browser, unfold the tracks and drag the clips in.
There's a chance that it will give you a "more recent version" error, especially if you used a device that was updated substantially on that track.

There are hacky ways to get a more recent set and convert it to an older version but that's a longer conversation and requires you to be comfortable editing XML, etc.

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