Ableton and Macbook Pro

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Ableton and Macbook Pro

Post by fmoura » Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:26 pm

When will Ableton fix the fan speed issue on Macbook Pros? It's unfortunately the only daw that makes my computer go insanely hot (thanks to it's eccentric GPU use - which still baffles me since other daws are much more cluttered than Ableton's.)

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Re: Ableton and Macbook Pro

Post by 8E » Wed May 01, 2019 12:22 pm

MacBook Pro (15", Mid 2015), 2,5 GHz i7, 16GB RAM / OS X El C Live Suite 9.7.7 / 10.1.1 + Push 1 / U-PHORIA UMC204HD

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Re: Ableton and Macbook Pro

Post by TLW » Fri May 03, 2019 12:25 pm

Try this - it massively reduced the load on the system on my mid 2014 spec MBP. Live's default settings seem to hit the gpu very hard. I still get some fan noise at low audio buffer settings, but that's not surprising as Intel's power gadget shows they push the cpu into turbo mode no matter what the DAW is.


And if you've a recent Mac and not already done so, update to Mojave 10.14.4, it has some fixes for USB audio issues on the 2018/19 Macs.
Live 10.1 Suite, M4L, 2014/15 MacBook Pro 15.3” Retina i7, OS Mojave 10.14.5. RME UFX, assorted synths, guitars and stuff.

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