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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  • Ableton_Support Ableton staff
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    Hi there,

    There can be many different causes of latency in digital audio.

    Firstly check our comprehensive article about latency and Live's delay compensation:

    https://help.ableton.com/hc/en-us/articles/209072289-Latency-and-Delay-Compensation-overview

    Also it's good to understand what Driver error compensation is, and when to use it:

    https://help.ableton.com/hc/en-us/articles/115000234830-When-to-use-Driver-Error-Compensation

    If you are still having issues with latency, please contact support directly with a status report so that we can investigate on a case-by-case basis.

    Here's how to create a status report:

    https://help.ableton.com/hc/en-us/articles/209773605-How-to-create-a-Live-Status-Report

    Thanks!

    1 month 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) ?

    3 years ago | 2 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.

    3 years ago | 4 comments
  • tbarber9
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    Just putting this out there, it may be obvious to some people but i slipped up. Blutooth headset was giving me really slow delay. make sure your output is a hard wired device.

    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.

    4 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.

    4 years 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?

    3 years 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?

    3 years 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!

    3 years ago | 0 comments
  • StudioIIMusic
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    I have the same exact problem. Bummer

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

     

    4 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.

    4 years ago | 1 comment
  • 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.

    4 years ago | 0 comments

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