MacOS Big Sur and M1 (Apple Processor) support

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cids
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Re: MacOS Big Sur and M1 (Apple Processor) support

Post by cids » Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:22 am

Tronam wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 1:44 am
That’s been my experience as well (M1 MBP). Everything in Live appears to work well and it has been stable for me with all 200+ of my plugins, but the performance is really weird. I feel like Live under Rosetta doesn’t understand how to take advantage of the M1 CPU cores. Reason has this problem too. Everything works, but gets wonky when multithreading is enabled.
This is expected behavior, expect coming Live 11 beta versions to be M1 native, don't forget that all your plugins also need to be Universal otherwise you would not be able to use them.
Mac mini 6-core and Mac Mini M1

Genelec M030; Live 11; macOS 11

Ableton Push 2

andreasgoteson
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Re: MacOS Big Sur and M1 (Apple Processor) support

Post by andreasgoteson » Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:42 am

oblique strategies wrote:
Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:21 pm
andreasgoteson wrote:
Wed Feb 10, 2021 4:10 pm
Also read somewhere about compatibility issues with Push 1, but mine is working fine!
Is this where you read about the issues with Push 1?

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=240993&start=75#p1784267

Were there other sources talking about problems with Push 1?

Thanks
Could be, can't remember. But I've been on M1 for about 1 month and found no issues with push 1.

dchalfon
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Re: MacOS Big Sur and M1 (Apple Processor) support

Post by dchalfon » Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:19 pm

Just installed Ableton M1 on my MBPro M1. Same issue with CPU usage. even using simple drum racks it easily reaches 20-25% load. :cry:

raoulduke1
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Re: MacOS Big Sur and M1 (Apple Processor) support

Post by raoulduke1 » Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:04 am

dchalfon wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:19 pm
Just installed Ableton M1 on my MBPro M1. Same issue with CPU usage. even using simple drum racks it easily reaches 20-25% load. :cry:
Me too. The weird thing is, I can have 8 tracks of Diva without a problem. But 2 relatively simple drum racks maxes out the CPU and causes audio dropouts.

(edit) I'm on a Mac mini M1 16GB ram 512GB ssd

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Re: MacOS Big Sur and M1 (Apple Processor) support

Post by [jur] » Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:28 am

Please report these issues to support@ableton.com
sorry for the hassle
thx
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dchalfon
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Re: MacOS Big Sur and M1 (Apple Processor) support

Post by dchalfon » Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:50 pm

already sent to support.

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Re: MacOS Big Sur and M1 (Apple Processor) support

Post by [jur] » Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:10 pm

dchalfon wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:50 pm
already sent to support.
thx!
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Re: MacOS Big Sur and M1 (Apple Processor) support

Post by raoulduke1 » Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:17 am

[jur] wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:28 am
Please report these issues to support@ableton.com
sorry for the hassle
thx
Guess we'll have to wait until it's fully supported :)

The support's reaction on the issue:
Live 11 is not officially supported on M1 hardware.
Adding devices can easily adjust delay compensation depending on what these racks contain and create spikes hence CPU dropouts might be expected.
We can't consider CPU spikes an issue when creating new Tracks/Devices.

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Re: MacOS Big Sur and M1 (Apple Processor) support

Post by MicroMann » Thu Mar 04, 2021 2:29 am

Just tried Live 11 on M1 mini w/RME ADI Pro 2 drivers > Recorded JP6 straight in for some loops with Live's drums.
Crashed 4 times in 2 hours, last one was a system crash. Walks out of studio.

Hot swapping kits on the fly really was scary.

Back to 2013 macbook for now until Live cracks the case 8)

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