Who's running Live 5 without problems - post here

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Who's running Live 5 without problems - post here

Post by siddhu » Fri Jan 20, 2006 5:23 pm

After reading all the threads bitching about Live 5's bugginess, problems etc., I thought about starting a thread where those of use NOT having problems could post our set ups as a possible comparison.

So, I'm running Live 5.01 on a dual G5 1.8, OS X 10.3.9, with 1.5 gigs of RAM and 7200 RPM drives internal and external.

The 3d party VSTi's I'm using are NI's Kontakt, Absynth, FM7, Elemental Audio's Multimeter, and the Sonalksis stuff.

Live runs super stable on my system and the rare crash that I have happens only when I'm loading a huge Kontakt instrument. And even this does not always happen.

I can say that I have NEVER had any crashing or locking up of Live other than sometimes when I have a huge complex monster of a Kontakt thingy going on!

Live has been infinitely more stable than Logic 7.1!
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Post by network.funky » Fri Jan 20, 2006 5:36 pm

I'm running Live 5.0.3 on 3.2Ghz hyperthreading PC. 2GB RAM. Windows XP Home SP1

I am using an EMU 1212 as my interface.

Big user of Stylus RMX, always have a few instances of Linplug Cronox3, along with other VSTs. Pro53; Mellotron; B4 being the more common ones.

I use a lot of the Live effects and the DSP ones that run on the EMU.

I also use a lot of audio although at present only record 1 channel or stereo pair at at time.

I've been doing a lot of warping lately too.

Having used Live since version 5 came out the only issue I had was some odd midi latency issues in 5.0.1. Aside from that its never crashed, hung, corrupted a track, or stolen my beer.

All else has been good and coming from years of Cubase VST use I find Live a huge breath of fresh air and highly inspirational.

Windows XP 5.1.2600 Service Pack 1 : 3.2Ghz Intel Processor : 2GB RAM
Emu1820m : EZ Bus : Yamaha SY35 : most of Linplug's offerings : Stylus RMX
Amiga A500 : AMAS : TurboSound

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Post by shtreimel » Fri Jan 20, 2006 5:43 pm

Composed an entire doc score using Live and an HP notebook. And while I wish my laptop was more powerful, Live performed perfectly. And now that I can sync video to the timeline....bliss.


HP Pavilion, GIG RAM, Novation x-station, Roland GT-8, Absynth
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Post by Moody » Fri Jan 20, 2006 5:44 pm

No problems here.
Ableton’s engineers are hard
at work developing code that will allow our software to predict the future, but we don’t
anticipate having this available until at least the next major release.

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Post by djadonis206 » Fri Jan 20, 2006 5:46 pm

Can't complain

Since I got the PC no problems - hasn't crashed or locked up - not once (on the Mac Mini I had issues)

using a AMD Athlon64 3200 1.5 gigs ram Mbox (1) - none

Live 5.03

I honestly can't complain - the only issue I have is the newly recorded loops starting (NOT) on the one from time to time but that's an easy fix

Trust me - the other 2 top apps out there (Cubase and PT7) have a lot more wrong with them than this bad boy right here - trust me

I kind of like like Live :)

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No problem

Post by maze23a » Fri Jan 20, 2006 5:49 pm

I got a p4 3 Ghz Win XP
for production and no problem.

My girlfriend has an Ibook G4 1.42
and i used it for Deejay once.
No problem!

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Post by sqook » Fri Jan 20, 2006 5:52 pm

I run loads of 3rd party stuff with live, and never had any problems to speak of. I acknowledge that live5 runs a bit slower than 4, particularly when it comes to the GUI, but I'm willing to accept that sacrifice given how much more stuff live5 lets me do.

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This thread will probably get pretty long

Post by rasputin » Fri Jan 20, 2006 5:53 pm

2.0GHz P4 running Win 2000 (Server, if you can believe that) SP4. When I'm running it I have the network interface disabled, all unnecessary services (DHCP, DNS, Print Spooler, etc.) are turned off.
I run Live 5 about 10 hours a week, I suppose. Don't use any remarkable plug in synths or FX. (Some kjaerhaus FX and Ambience reverb). It's about 99% solid (I think 4.1 was more solid but there you're talking 99.5% instead on 99%.) I haven't lost any work but I still back up my sets (by creating a copy) every couple of hours that I work on them.
I use Live strictly as a composing/arranging tool and don't use it live.

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Post by gomi » Fri Jan 20, 2006 6:17 pm

I am running 5.03 on an Apple G4 1.5ghz Powerbook with 1GB ram stock
HD, edirol fa-66 and an ediroal pcr-30.

no problems that i don't cause all by myself (user error doesn't count
i assume)

i get the sluggish gui sometimes, but the audio keeps working
and i know the limitations of my machine so i am not trying to
make it do jobs that i know will not work.

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Post by kongbalong » Fri Jan 20, 2006 6:24 pm

Live works great for me on a 3.2ghz p4 with 2GB ram and a MOTU traveler. I mostly just use the NI Komplete 3 stuff, and Spektral Delay has some serious problems in Live, but that's no big deal.

it does seem like the mouse is somehow less accurate in 5.03 than in earlier versions. am i crazy?


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Post by Dr. Zoiberg » Fri Jan 20, 2006 6:25 pm

Live 5.0.3 on a dual G5 2.3ghz (single core)
mac os 10.4.4
Mackie control universal
motu 896
lots of plug-ins

works fine here

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Post by ILTK » Fri Jan 20, 2006 6:31 pm

Runs fine here to, AMD64 3.8 Ghz Win XP 1gig ram, tons of vst instruments and effects, only problems has been with misbehaving vsts and a rare fluke lockup, this box runs internet, games, downloads in the background whatever.., no problems, cubase however has crashed a billion times in the same period just because I looked at it wrong :evil:

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Post by hambone1 » Fri Jan 20, 2006 6:51 pm

I've implemented a few workarounds, but it's rock-solid and hasn't crashed once since dumping the M-Audio interface three months ago, using it 6-8 hours a day. (Wish I could say the same for Arkaos VJ...)

I do look forward to GUI speed improvments, though.

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Post by Nokatus » Fri Jan 20, 2006 7:01 pm

Other than the sluggishness which kicks in at some point when dragging material in the arrange view (see here), Live 5.0.3 runs very appropriately on the system listed in my beta info below. No audio glitches, no crashes, no erratic behavior.

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Post by leisuremuffin » Fri Jan 20, 2006 7:32 pm

no problems here.

my system is listed below, but also:

motu 838mkII
lot's of free plugs.

CPU usage is more in 5 than 4, but that is to be expected.

TimeableFloat ???S?e?n?d?I?n?f?o

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