Ive search this forum extensively but not come across a specific response to this.
I use an externally synced midi sequencer/synth (x0xb0x) with ableton. With low latency i can get nearly instantaneous response. However, with a few heavy/high latency plugins, A the graphics go haywire (slw updates) and MIDI clock sync is totally ruined. I can live with the graphics, but the external sync is a killer, its miles out.
Unusually high Track Delay settings or reported latencies from plugins may cause noticeable sluggishness in the software. If you are having latency-related dificulties while recording and playing back instruments, you may want to try turning off device delay compensation, however this is not normally recommended.
It doesn't happen with a simple live set with only a few audio/midi clips, so its down to the delay compensation. Ive been recording my external synced synth on a basic set then transferring to the 'mixdown' live set which is obviously less than ideal.
A bypass button should be able to fix this.
Or am i missing something? Not had Ableton long.
EDIT: Turning off delay comp does fix this but then all the processed sounds are out of sync... /