Live 9 and latency problem

i was trying to fix the latency, but having issues, here are the relevant parts to the latency correction ableton lesson

 

macbook pro 2.4 ghz (OS 10.8.3) 4 gb ram

motu ultralite mark I 

ableton live 9.0.2

 

i followed the lesson, which has worked in the past, but for some reason since the upgrade that method does not work.  i will have the audio fed back into the ultralite, find the drive error compensation and adjust as it is explained but when i go to do a test recording the latency looks exactly the same as before.  for some reason live doesn't appear to be changing anything.  i just want to check, is this an existing bug with Live or if not then i know its the ultralite.  

 

not sure if this is important, but other gear used that is suffering from the latency:

nord lead 2

elektron analog 4

 

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  • [daw] Ableton staff
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    Hi everybody, 

    As there is a wild mix information ( some correct, some not ), issues, questions and assumptions in this thread by now, please let me point out a few things so we can focus on resolving your issues. 

    1) Please make sure that your drivers are fully up to date and supported with your operating system. 

    Some users reported driver issues with their Motu Interface and OS X Mavericks for example, and this seems to be confirmed by Motu, so ideally you would get in touch with them first to get the latest news on this. 

    2) We are not aware of any general issues with our driver error compensation lesson, but should you have updated your drivers ( after verifying they are supposed to work correctly ) and you are encountering difficulties with setting this up, please get in touch with support: 

    https://www.ableton.com/en/help/contact-support/

    3) For any general discussions of alternative software, please use our forum, as answers is not intended as a discussion platform, but more a help tool. 

    https://forum.ableton.com/

    Just on a very picky side note, none of the Ableton creators is or was in any form involved with Bitwig ;) 

    cheers, 

    David

    8 months ago | 0 comments
  • tilmanr
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    I'm also having similar problems with my MOTU Ultralite mk3 + Ableton Live 9.0.6 (but has been the same for all live 9 versions).

     

    Running a MBP 2.2ghz 8GB RAM.

     

    Just upgraded drivers and firmware in my MOTU but still seeing problems. Getting consistent clicks and pops using either FW or USB. Buffer size and Drive Error have been set according to set-up lessons (I just re did them).

     

    The issues seem to happen mainly when I am using Michael Norris Soundmagic plugins. Not sure what that's about. Having said that, if I keep watch on my inputs in Spectrum I can see when the clicks happen and it's on the dry signal. Anyone?

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • mcbpete
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    Under Preferences -> Audio have you made sure the driver type is set to ASIO rather than Core Audio (for a Mac) or MME/DirectX (For a PC) ?

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • forestmarchini
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    I am also having problems. Same interface, same computer, same hardware, same sample rate, and no problems with Logic - just Ableton.

    2 years ago | 1 comment
  • parksandrecreation
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    Try reducing the buffer size if you haven't already. It's one of the options on the Audio window in Preferences.

    1 year ago | 0 comments
  • Dj Halo-Halo
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    Just a thought have you tried going to options in Live 9 and unchecking delay compensation? Hope this might help.

    1 year ago | 2 comments
  • WhistleBump
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    I have just got ableton, version 9.1.2.

     

    I have followed the driver error compensation lesson and, as for the original poster, I make the adjustment (8ms) and it makes no difference whatsoever.

    Is this not working then?

    10 months ago | 0 comments
  • DVISN
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    Delay compensation just fixed this for me when recordig a MIDI track. Thanks for that tip. It's in the file menu bar up top under options. Just uncheck it, and it'll help keep your midi from being delayed. Cheers!

    8 months ago | 0 comments
  • keelious
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    and also looking for recommendations on how to fix this

     

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • spatz
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    bump. me too. latency was always an issue with live and as it still doesn't seem to be resolved, but on the contrary, seems to have gotten worse, makes me sad.

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • mischif
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    Just wait for bit wig. It's by the original creators of Ableton. I work professinally and I have these issues with 8 and 9 all the time. Honestly it's the best DAW for electronic music but it's still pretty weak in most areas.

    1 year ago | 0 comments

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