ABleton Live on MacOS Sierra?

Hi, i have an apple developer account and i wonder if i can already install MacOs Sierra for ableton live usage... Does somebody ever tried it? Thanks!

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p_y 1 year ago | 1 comment

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  • shanm1971
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    Hi there!

    I have tried it, and now Ableton Live 9 Suite is highly unstable when saving or opening files.  Ironically (and unfortunately), Ableton is the only program I have found so far to act this way.

    As Near Earth Object has stated, if Live is working for you now, please don't change it.

    [UPDATE]

    For those who have already installed macOS Sierra beta and are having trouble with opening/closing or saving files, I *might* have stumbled upon workaround during my search:

    In Finder, go to the Ableton application and Control-Click on it, select "Show Package Contents," go to Contents folder, then go to MacOS folder.  Click on the "Live" file.  It should open up in Terminal.  After a short wait, Ableton Live should open.  I have kept Terminal running in the background as I use Live.

    As of right now, I have been able to open and close projects without any crashes.  I have no idea why this seems to work, but so far so good!

    Best to All,
    Shan :-)

     

    11 months ago | 2 comments
  • t̶h̶e ̶n̶o̶s̶t̶a̶l̶g̶i̶a ̶f̶a̶c̶t̶o̶r̶y
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    ALREADY A PROBLEM >:(
    Just updated to Sierra a few minutes ago and after my Mac reset, tried launching Live and I get the Ableton Live 9 Suite quit unexpectedly window. When I click reopen the same window just keeps popping back up endlessly. I've tried reinstalling Live, opening with Live.exec (in MacOS folder), resetting and shutting down my Mac. Still can't launch it...

    Never had this issue with any previous OS before. It just seems like every OS update has been causing more and more problems for me with Live.

    Anyone have this issue? Would appreciate the help! Thanks.

    9 months ago | 2 comments
  • elgattogordo
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    I updated MacOS Sierra on my 15" rMBP and Ableton Live 9.7 will start up normally, but any minor task even playing a loop will cause the computer to get very hot and spin the fans to max. Even with a CPU load less than 5%. And since I'm unable to restore to the previous OS it has pretty much bricked my laptop. Not PRAM or other BIOS resets working either. Stay away from Sierra until it learns to behave itself.

    8 months ago | 0 comments
  • ap0
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    Similar to many users above, am using a brand new 13" Pro on Sierra (stock OS with the new machine unfortunately) and am also seeing random crashes. Also having issues if running a web browser simultaneous to Live. Everything else is stable and smooth, so obviously the compatibility with Ableton is the culprit. Sending in all crash reports and hoping for a fix shortly. Will not fly for live performance :(

    7 months ago | 0 comments
  • mrdrowlands
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    I'm running a 15" MBP & iMac 27" (both 2 years old) on Sierra, they crash frequently when loading pretty much any M4L synth. It's really slowing my workflow down massively. 

    7 months ago | 0 comments
  • psyabit
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    I have a lot of crashes with new macbook pro 15" late 2016 and ableton live 9.7.2 most when i open a new plugin or when i want to safe or load a patch. crash reports goas direkt to ableton :D

    4 months ago | 1 comment
  • AstralDee
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    Hello guys, first of all i want to be clear with something. I've been a Live user for ages. Yes, i made a mistake with Sierra. I didn't check before and now i'm having plenty of problems. The first thing is that i can't even start Live as it crash when i'm loading the software. I know if you press ALT key it prevents the system of scanning the VST library. Now with Live open i can't use any pluggin. I have other friends musicians and basically Sierra has killed their MPCs and all of them are downgrading to El Capitan again. When i upgraded to El Capitan i had to buy a new sound interface because it wouldn't recognise my Mbox2. I do not understand why they are doing this. Anyway i guess i will have to go back to EL Capitan. There is loads of information about how to do this on Google. Luckily i have kept safe a copy of Time Machine with my old set up. Getting so tired of Apple.

    3 months ago | 1 comment
  • Near Earth Object
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    Haven't tried it, but there is a sort of general rule when it comes to new Apple OS: don't update immediately! Apple is notoriously late in providing developers with their new specs. You can see this every time when there is a new OS. So if you want to be sure, I would wait a while.

    If everything works now, don't change it untill you know for sure it will work.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • [daw]
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    Pretty much what Near Earth Object already mentioned ( like in most cases ), we will only officially support new OS versions once they are out, as in our experience too much can change, even shortly before the official release ( this was the case with OSX 10.11. for example ). 

    We recommend waiting a few weeks after the new OS version has been released, to ensure that all 3rd party hardware drivers (controllers, synths, audio interfaces) and software ( plugins ) is fully compatible. 

    Best, 

    daw

    11 months ago | 0 comments
  • RastaCat
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    Thank you for the info, but I'm gonna upgrade over the weekend. 

    9 months ago | 0 comments
  • JBlongz
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    It works on my Early 2013 Retina MacBook Pro, but occasionally, I experience random crashes that never happened in El Captian.  Simple things like selecting a VST, dragging audio, or adjusting a VST parameter can trigger a crash.  I don't know the cause.  Just make sure you save regularly.

    9 months ago | 0 comments
  • CalvinCorreli
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    I'm experiencing the same - frequent crashes opening projects, adding an AU or VST plugin to a track.

    I tried with the latest 9.7 beta and didn't fare any better.

    Any ETA on a fix for this?

    Tomorrow marks three weeks since the release of macOS Sierra.

    -Calvin

    9 months ago | 0 comments
  • kojoamissah
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    Most of the common VST won't show up in Live with macOS Sierra. :-( 

    9 months ago | 0 comments
  • khidr
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    I had a similar problem after upgrading to Sierra, frequent crashes after trying save my work using the "save as.." dialogue.  Also some of my plugins had lost all their presets. I initially thought it might be caused by the new way apple is using icloud. They are pushing almost forcing users to backup their document directory in the cloud. Many plugins store their preset in the "my documents" folder, which is now in the cloud where the plugin can't find it. The "save as.." crashes may also be related to this..

    I tried to get around this be severely limiting the amount of plugins that I use and copiing the preset files from the cloud back to my document folder. it solved the preset problem but not the "save as.." crashes.

     

    8 months ago | 0 comments
  • Orian
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    I read through a bunch of this post of q's and answers, but dont know if i saw anything that addressed my questions specifically, so here goes: 

    I am running a late 2012 model A1278 13" MBP 2.9ghz intel dual core i7 that has historically been a 32bit machine. I just updated from El Cap to Sierra and was running updates for everything, but specifically Ableton Live.  Im not sure if it prompted a 64bit download, or I failed to choose the 32bit version(think it was the latter), but the 64bit was installed and managed to run, kinda. there was a few error messages saying something about a corrupt file, but it eventually opened. i guess in essence my question is : IS MY MACHINE NOW A 64BIT MAC? or will Sierra run in 32bit format, and which version of software do i run, 32 or 64?  Thanks in advance.

    7 months ago | 0 comments
  • Cfig8
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    I have a Mac Pro 2016 retina and the only way I can open Live is tru the terminal.Ableton please help. 

    7 months ago | 0 comments
  • ARKMprime
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    I know I'm late to the show but just got a 2016 MBP-Touch w Sierra and also have a 2013 MBP running 10.9 and I installed Izotope - Neutron + RX Plug-in Pack + Vocal Synth they ALL crash L9.6S on BOTH Macs. So annoying. :/ Anyone have updates re Sierra as well? I hope Ableton got things smoothed out by now cuz right now it's not looking good at least for these plug ins I'm trying to install. Mainly just wanted Neutron. Ozone 7 & Trash 2 opens just fine.

    6 months ago | 1 comment
  • timja
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    I have Live 8 Suite and understand this is not compatible. It seems neither is 9 (which I can't afford to upgrade to at this point). 

    Have any of you tried Live 8 Suite in Sierra? Or did anyone upgrade only to find it still wasn't compatible with Sierra?

    5 months ago | 0 comments
  • dchang0
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    I've been running Sierra on a 2012 13" i7 8GB RAM 256GB SSD Macbook Air for quite a while starting with 10.12.2 and now 10.12.3. Everything has been solid other than Ableton Live 9 (now 9.7.1), which appears to be the only app on the system that can crash it with a kernel panic that requires an immediate reboot.

    The crashes are very random and rare but frequent enough that I could never use this Macbook Air for live performances, as I would never know when it would kernel panic and restart.

    I don't use plugins and only have a MOTU 4Pre interface (with the latest drivers and firmware).

    I'm not sure how to trigger or reproduce the crashes--otherwise I'd be working on capturing debug info for Ableton Tech Support.

    4 months ago | 0 comments
  • psyabit
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    My MacBook Pro runns fine with macOS sierra and Ableton Live 9. My Motu interface works also great on macOS sierra. I use a lot of U-HE Plugins, for shure they all work fine. Serum works fine. Plugchild and "Pultec EQ" from Wave also works fine. I have no trouble at all.

    9 months ago | 1 comment
  • ikmachov
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    so thereS no answer to this ? pathetic it costs like $700 and no answer from ableton... 

    2 months ago | 1 comment

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