Live slows to a crawl with too many drum racks open...

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fountain2
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Live slows to a crawl with too many drum racks open...

Post by fountain2 » Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:18 pm

My current style of writing drum parts for my songs is to open a drum rack (usually a kit) and punch out a beat using my drum pad... from here I'll add more drum racks into Live so I can play beats on top of previous beats until I get what I want. This is alongside several audio tracks that are all being run live (record button is lit up) that I sing through and play guitar through...

Live runs flawless for me otherwise, but when I get this many drum rack open, Live begins to slow to a crawl... The drum racks must be using my laptops RAM to hold all these samples and thus it slows down considerably.

I saw this thread on the forums: http://forum.ableton.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=99502 , but I was unable to locate the folder "on drum tracks" to try what the poster suggests...

Any advice on how I can overcome this? Thank you


-Paul

p.s. I have 4GB ram, decent amount for ableton

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Re: Live slows to a crawl with too many drum racks open...

Post by ShelLuser » Tue Sep 07, 2010 1:04 am

fountain2 wrote:I saw this thread on the forums: http://forum.ableton.com/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=99502 , but I was unable to locate the folder "on drum tracks" to try what the poster suggests...
That folder resides in your Library; 'Defaults -> Dropping Samples -> On Drum Rack'.

The easiest way to go there is to open one of Live's browser (2 or 3 or so), then select the pulldown menu on the white titlebar. Select the first option "Library".

Now you're inside Live's library. You might want to leave one of your browsers pointed to the library by default since this gives you much more stuff to play with. Not everything can be grabbed using Live's device browser (think samples, loops, demo livesets, etc.).
With kind regards,

Peter

Using the 'Power' Trio: Live 10 Suite (+ Push & Max 8 ), Reason 10 and Maschine Mk3 (+ the ultimate Komplete 12).
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fountain2
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Re: Live slows to a crawl with too many drum racks open...

Post by fountain2 » Wed Sep 08, 2010 2:01 am

im on a mac.. does that make a difference? I still can't find the folder anywhere. I even searched in the live app ("show contents")

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