Here's a tip worth trying:
I managed to (completely?) circumvent the annoying and persistent "crash when looping a timespan in arrangement" Sampletank bug in Live. Again, I haven't used IK stuff in a while because of the unstable nature of it, but I got an idea to try this, and it seems to make it more stable indeed.
I used jBridge (http://jstuff.wordpress.com/jbridge/
) in between Live and Sampletank, without doing any actual bit conversion. It's a plugin to bridge 32 bit plugins to 64 bit, and also the other way around, but you can
also instantiate plugins without any actual bit conversion in between (in this case, just using 32bit <--> 32bit). In other words, I wanted to see whether Sampletank plays nicer when it doesn't have to talk to Live directly
, using something small and transparent between them -- and yes, at least as far as my example crash set is concerned, it stopped crashing immediately.
(Edit: I also think this is further proof that there is an actual problem in the way Sampletank communicates with Live, and not in some arbitrary part of this system.)
Also, the recently released free Amplitube stuff does not
crash in the same way the older ones did. I hope IK indeed gets around to fixing this in their whole lineup, no matter how crappy their actual customer support is.