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.


PatrickReza 5 months ago | 1 comment

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  • luis liu
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    same problem with ableton 9.1 on osx 10.9.1, imac 3ghz CPU - 4gb ram

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

    22 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..

    5 months ago | 0 comments

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