Ableton 9.0.6 pops, clicks, and dropouts at 40% CPU?! HELP!

Example: youtube. com/watch?v=rrExJt2UAuM

Hey all, I'm running Ableton Live 9.0.6 on a pretty simple 30 channel project. 

Mostly audio, all Midi is frozen and I'm already at 44.1khz and 2048 samples.

I have NO IDEA WHY THIS IS HAPPENING. My project sounds like it's playing back at 215% CPU but only shows 30-50% CPU usage.

My wifi/bluetooth is off. I've frozen and flattened all tracks now. Messed with delay compensation and reduced latency and NOTHING IS WORKING. 

I'm running a Macbook OSX 10.7.5 2.8GHz Intel Core i7 with 8GB of RAM.

 

It's a fairly simple project on the lowest bit rate and sample rate settings. This kindof stuff never happened on 8. Do any of you have any tips/help? This happens when I'm using both just the built in output of the macbook and on my brand new Duet. I tried rebuilding the project same cpu and stress load in Live 8 and it runs perfectly. PLEASE HELP! This glitchy pop click dropout stuff is KILLING ME.

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PatrickReza 1 year ago | 1 comment

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  • ga29
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    same here, iOS 10.10.1  IMAC 3.1 ghz i7,16gb ram. live 9.1.7 Just start happening in last day on sets that ran fine before.

    2 months ago | 0 comments
  • Maido
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    Same problem on 9.1.7 and Yosemite, same project was fine at 60% cpu time like 1 hour ago, pops and crackles like crazy now, same CPU time. I tried everything, even PRAM reset, nada. I posted a technical help request, let's see :(

    2 months ago | 0 comments
  • luis liu
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    same problem with ableton 9.1 on osx 10.9.1, imac 3ghz CPU - 4gb ram

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • Psygotran
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    I run an i7 with ssd (80% free space) and 16gb ram...good audio interface. I am also having severe

    cracks, pops and CPU loading, it's killing me at the moment. Running with Live 9.1.7.

    Have read the manual and tried everything..even stopping windows services.

    2 months ago | 0 comments
  • skargo
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    Same problem with i7 3930k@4.5ghz § (6 cores) / 32go ram on 9.1.1 ...

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • The Philosopher King
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    JAN 5, 2015: Same problem here - Win 7, Ableton Live 9, 4GB RAM.

    2 months ago | 0 comments
  • Pdd
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    Same here, was running 9.1.6 on an iMac with a Core i5, 16gb of RAM and 10.10 OS, restarted the computer and the same project just stuttered like never before oh and Ableton got updated to 9.1.7.

    Had to switch back to 10.9 as well as use my local 9.1.6 installer.

    So far no luck on getting running smoothly on my Core i5 MacBook Pro then again rolled back to 10.9 as well as 9.1.6 :(

    2 months ago | 0 comments
  • Pjwoolley
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    Same problem. 2.8 GHz dual-core i7 Macbook Pro. 500 GB SSD and 16 GB RAM. 

    OSX 10.9.5. Live 9.1.7. Lots of clicks and pops at anything above 20-25% CPU load. Tried resetting and a bunch of other troubleshooting steps. It isn't going away. It didn't seem to do it a couple of months ago. Did they do a secret backend update that has a bug or something? I submitted a tech support request. We'll see what happens.

    It's pretty pathetic, really. A $1000 program that has bells and whistles but can't even play back a few tracks of audio cleanly. I'm going back to Logic till Ableton figures this out.

    12 days ago | 0 comments
  • grauraum
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    same problem on an 2010 iMac OSX 10.7.5 2.8GHz Intel Core i5 4GB of RAM ...

    freezing tracks doen't help at all..

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • Type-R
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    Same problem here on i7 mac mini, 2.7GHz, OS 10.10.1, ableton 9.1.6, Sure this wasn't happening last week!

    Starting to regret buying Ableton!

     

    Please sort this!

    2 months ago | 0 comments
  • zenkick
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    Same here. Getting clicks/pops at around 30% reported Live CPU use. 

    Running 64bit 9.1.7, Yosemite, i7 3.4GHz mid-2011 iMac, 16GB RAM, SSD, RME Fireface UFX. Completely fresh OS/app installs as of two days ago.

    EDIT: Booted into my old 10.9.5 partition and I am not experiencing the same issue. Using the same Live Set, I was able to lower my buffer size to 64 samples, and three layers of Omnisphere are working flawlessly when performing live. To the contrary, when using the same Live Set on a brand new install of Yosemite (see above), I have to have the buffer to 256 Samples to limit the crackles and pops, and 512 Samples to get rid of them. This is totally unacceptable in a live performance environment.

    Until Apple and/or Ableton figure this out, at least I know I can revert to OSX 10.9.x to remain performant.

     

     

     

     

    2 months ago | 0 comments

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