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 Post subject: ableton problems moving from pc to mac
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 8:03 pm 

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Hi

iv recently moved from pc to mac and all my live sets/tracks iv made with ableton on my pc are now
messed up on my new mac book pro (for example) all the tracks iv warped on my pc are not warped anymore on my mac
and the tempo is all messed up and the same problem with all my tracks iv made,

can anyone please tell me why this is happening and how to go about fixing it?
any help or advice would be gratefully appreciated

thanks in advance


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 Post subject: Re: ableton problems moving from pc to mac
PostPosted: Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:49 pm 

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rough guess would be that the metadata file (.asd on pc) is different on windows to OsX.
can a mac owner verify if ableton use .asd's on OsX?

but saying that i've transferred from my pc to my buddy's mac with no issues.

But we abuse the "collect all and save" feature.


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 Post subject: Re: ableton problems moving from pc to mac
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 1:16 pm 

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You mean the file that tells where everything is and how it's set up?

It's .als on OS X.

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 Post subject: Re: ableton problems moving from pc to mac
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:55 pm 

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As long as the directory structures of the library / my sets folders are the same each side, there should not be a problem. I run Live on PC and Mac; the library and set on each are synced via the cloud( Dropbox) ; the directory structure and files are exactly the same on each, and so far I have had no problem.

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can a mac owner verify if ableton use .asd's on OsX?


yes it does

This may in fact be the source of the problem: If you installed the library fresh from the disk, you may have the problem that Live never installed the little .asd files that have the clip information. Live generates them as you work with clips, and if you do a fresh install you won's have them

If you can, do the following: PHYSICALLY copy over the entire library from your PC to your new machine. Don't install it from the disk, copy the files over from the PC.

Then set live's file path in preferences to the copied library.

When you open a set for the first time, it may tell you samples are missing.
Direct the automatic search to your sample library and it will search for them there

It will take quite a while search and find all the files, but then you should be sorted.

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 Post subject: Re: ableton problems moving from pc to mac
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:58 pm 

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Quiggers wrote:
abuse the "collect all and save" feature.
this ^


you need to do a 'Collect All & Save' to your tracks on your PC before you migrate them over. this way each tack is its own self contained unit/file... then, you don't have to worry/wonder/fiddle about the paths being the same or not.


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 Post subject: Re: ableton problems moving from pc to mac
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:07 pm 

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Yes, but files can become HUGE that way... At the very least, don't save the factory files; just save files in other projects etc etc

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 Post subject: Re: ableton problems moving from pc to mac
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:38 pm 

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^ agreed.

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