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 Post subject: How To Optimize Win 7 For Ableton?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:26 am 

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Hello. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how to specifically make win 7 optimized for ableton? I'm sure of the obvious like disabling firewalls and wifi....but what are some other things that I can disable that may help? My system is a laptop of 4gb of ram. I am using an external 2TB hard drive to store the temporary files, etc.,. but the VST instruments are pulling from the laptop hard drive. I want to optimize this laptop for the smoothest operation. I am also using a tascam us-1800 audio interface. Only a few times I have had problems with a constant static sound in the output and that only occurred after I loaded and deleted a couple of loops in a track. I am basically using this unit to record 2 mono vocal tracks, 1 stereo track and also about 4 other vst instrument tracks that are enabled during the live recordings, no problems doing just this, until I load some occasional loops and then the static and I have to restart the computer to solve the problem. Thank you for any helpful advice.

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 Post subject: Re: How To Optimize Win 7 For Ableton?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 9:20 am 

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disabling firewall has no effect. wifi shouldn't with a proper driver.

i have not done any optmisations on any of my systems (laptop, desktop), and it runs perfectly well.

only optimize if you need it.

the static sounds like a sound-driver issue.

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 Post subject: Re: How To Optimize Win 7 For Ableton?
PostPosted: Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:28 pm 

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Hi Dave. Thanks for the reply and the suggestion. I have downloaded the latest driver for the tascam us-1800. The reason I started using ableton was because of its ability to work without any static problems. I previously used cubase since it came with the us-1800, but I had a lot of problems with it producing occasional clicks and pops in the sound. I didn't experience that with ableton and I can even drop the latency to the lowest setting and it still is fine in ableton...my latency setting at the moment is set at normal. I will dig a little deeper and see if I can find something else. Thank you again for your reply.... Gary


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 Post subject: Re: How To Optimize Win 7 For Ableton?
PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 4:43 am 

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I used this link to tweak Windows 7, though, it's not specifically for audio. Try also seaching in the gearslutz forum.

http://www.computingunleashed.com/speed ... de-to.html


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 Post subject: Re: How To Optimize Win 7 For Ableton?
PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 6:03 am 

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Win 7/Vista BSOD - Win7 x64 BSOD after ableton crash posted in the Blue Screen Errors forums; hi everyone i'm unfortunately here again,with another bsod problem.the case is pretty simple,but unsolvable for me.so i'm working with my DAW (Ableton Live 8.1.4),and after certain operations Live crashes.that's pretty ...


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 Post subject: Re: How To Optimize Win 7 For Ableton?
PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 6:51 am 

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BSOD are always driver problems (an app can't create a BSOD on it's own).

so update / reinstall your drivers.

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 Post subject: Re: How To Optimize Win 7 For Ableton?
PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 11:21 am 

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niksG wrote:
(Ableton Live 8.1.4),and after certain operations Live crashes.that's pretty ...


Is there a good reason for you not using 8.2.2?


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 Post subject: Re: How To Optimize Win 7 For Ableton?
PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2011 12:03 pm 

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These optimization guides often mention turning off the indexing, but what about searching for samples & songs? Does this get impacted or is it only what you search for via windows explorer :?:

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