Who's running Live 5 without problems - post here

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Post by frahnque » Fri Jan 20, 2006 7:40 pm

I'm using it on both my laptop which is a Pentum M Centrino 1.73 GHz w/ 1 GB Ram and on my stationary Pentium 4 3 GHz w/ 2 GB Ram.
I haven't had any crashes or anything. No strange latencies or beats starting off beat and such strange things I think I've read about (if my mind is with me today). So far it has just worked.
I'm using mainly Operator + the Live effects and some VST's. Sometimes im resampling stuff, however I prefer to keep everything as close to the original as possible (i.e. midi+synths instead of resampled loops).

I should point out that it runs extremely smooth and extra-nice on my laptop.
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Post by Cache » Fri Jan 20, 2006 7:43 pm

Yes, no disruptive crashes - i have had a few but usually when i'm shutting down live, or opening/closing a session. this is mostly on my desktop which is a P4 3.4GHz 1.5GB RAM, lots of plugins incl Waves, NI.

On my laptop i haven't had any crashes yet - Athon 64 3800 1.5GB RAM. I keep it pretty simple on the laptop, don't use that many plugins only R5 and the Live plugins + MIcrotonic.
I have a gig tonight, so fingers crossed...(and touch wood)

Main problems with 5 are the not starting on the 1s and slow gui. Also i do manage to fill up a crash dir with crash files much more quickly.

I'll definitely be participating in a Beta this time!!! last crowd of beta testers shame on you!!!:-)

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Post by computo » Fri Jan 20, 2006 8:16 pm

photoshop crashes more than live.

The program is rock solid. Its the user or their machine that isnt.

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Post by headquest » Fri Jan 20, 2006 8:33 pm

Rock solid here. Loving it!

System specs below.

Nice thread!
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Post by JDSampo » Fri Jan 20, 2006 8:37 pm

I'm running Live 5.0.2 on a 2.4ghz P4 with 1gb RAM with an Echo Mia. I'm using a lot of NI stuff (Absynth, Reaktor, Battery), Reason and the Live plugs. I do a lot with audio. My PC isn't even a dedicated music machine, I use it for everything from email to games in addition to music.

The only time I had pops and glitches was when I had a problem with my hard drive controllers which turned out to be a motherboard chipset driver issue that affected all of my audio apps.

Live has been rock solid since v 3 and has never crashed on me. Performance is really good including the arrange view. I have noticed a general slowdown with successive versions but not terribly significant.
I also manage to get away with extremely small buffer settings without playback problems.
I do have to render or freeze the NI stuff esp. Reaktor to save CPU but I have to do that in Sonar too. I also tend to consolidate audio frequently as I edit as it seems to improve performance (could be placebo, but it works for me).


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Post by Haselmeier » Fri Jan 20, 2006 8:50 pm

No Problem on 2 PC's:

Pentium 4 3.2GHZ
2GB Corsair Ram
S-ATA Disks,
Matrox DH550
2 x RME Hammerfall DSP (Multiface and Digiface)
2 x Powercore PCI
1 x UAD

Windows XP Home (optimized as DAW)

No Internet, No Office, No Games!

Toshiba Notebook with Pentium M etc...
RME Hammerfall DSP PC-Slot and Multiface

no Problems, except some Plugs doesn't like Live so much....
who cares about Plug's?

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Post by conny » Fri Jan 20, 2006 8:56 pm

OK here too.

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Post by Machinate » Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:15 pm

Didn't we do this thread already?
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Post by suburbanbather » Fri Jan 20, 2006 9:53 pm

See sig. for specs, The only problem that I've noticed is the clips not starting at the beginning when restarting them.

Live has only crashed when opening a CPU murdering Reaktor ensemble.

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Post by djadonis206 » Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:10 pm

I've accidentally opened up some rather montrosous ensembles / pads with lots of voices

she starts to choke but recovers nicely - it goes way past 100% but manages to calm down - no crashes though

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Post by Macrostructure » Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:17 pm

Yeah, I'm good

Sony B3-XP, 1.86gHz, 1Gb, 60Gb
Live 5.0.2.
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Post by LJ Martin » Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:22 pm

runs well here
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Post by supster » Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:36 pm

great thread -

this should definitely be linked to in the bug reports forum so we make sure they get a chance to use it in figuring out whats up ...
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Post by nebulae » Fri Jan 20, 2006 10:48 pm

no complaints

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Post by supster » Fri Jan 20, 2006 11:00 pm

i think in order for this to be helpful to ableton, people should be as detailed as possible.

not just system specs as detailed as possible

- equally importantly, how you are using it on an avg basis:

what kind of projects (just audio live? DJing a couple of tracks or 3 at most? writing full tracks from scratch? minimal techno, progressive, live guitar looping ... what...)

- how many channels of what type

- how many 3rd party plugs at a time, and what ones

some are, but some arent so far

otherwise its not very useful at this point, other than to proclaim to the world how joyful you are ... you know ....
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