So what happens to you all when you try the built in audio? The same?
I have been using live in lion (Live 8.2.7) and have not had any dropouts like you mention, but I have noticed that it does take some time when I hit "solo" on a track, before it actually solos it...
At the request of Ableton support, I tried and failed to reproduce the problem using my MBP's builtin audio which seems to implicate the Lion fwaudio driver but
I have also tried reproduce with Logic and Reaper and they appear to be immune.
I am tempted to think that there is also a midi component to the issue as I have been able to reduce the frequency of the problem by telling Live to not accept midi from my fw audio interface (I only have one device connected to my Saffire and that's only for tempo/clocking info) but this is just an intuition.
A little frustrated because if I worked there, this would be fixed...
Hi fellow OSX and Live public sector beta people.(how else can I label those of us that have paid dearly for our computers, OS'es, and audio programs etc?)
I too am having similar audio and MIDI issues with my main audio host Ableton Live and my OSX Laptop.
Right now the combination of:
OSX 10.6.8(which is not LION but I believe has audio and MIDI frameworks in common with LION as few audio programs and device drivers had to be updated in order to work with 10.6.8, the final release of Sown Leopard)
AS of today,March 18 2012, the issues I am having like those in this thread have stopped while I am running Ableton Live 8.2.2 and OSX 10.6.8.I have heard this from a few of Apple's developers that A big part of our problems come from Apple's handling of changes in hardware, drivers, and OS related stuff...
My guess is the changes in Coreaudio and CoreMIDI for our cat friend LION are quite substantial and expensive in terms of developer hours for our beloved programs like Ableton... and from what I've heard Apple literally has made big changes overnight and left the developers and us,the end users, with COMPLETEY UNUSABLE SYSTEMS!I am at least thankful that an earlier iteration of LIVE(8.2. and OSX 10.6.8 seems to play nicely...well for now anyway ...
but I know that for those of you that are stuck with the LION Macs my chiming in is of little help...other than for empathy as I feel your pain!
As a professional guitarist I incorporate my laptop rig when the appropriate and I have to count on the fact that I can turn the system on and pick up from where I left-off... In this case I updated LIVE to 8.2.8 and have spent the past week of prep and practice time discovering the current set of problems
... I wonder if my success from rolling back Ableton to 8.2.2 is just wishful thinking
I will report back if I learn anything.
Good Luck to all dealing with this issue..